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10. January 2017

Paw is a full-featured HTTP client that lets you test the APIs you build or consume. It has a beautiful native OS X interface to compose requests, inspect server responses and generate client code out-of-the-box.

This is one of my go-to tools, when test-driving my API endpoints.

Paw for Mac

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20. November 2016

When performing tasks using the Gravity Forms API, handling notifications and hook execution on demand is something that becomes really handy.

Enjoy coding ….

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17. November 2016

Visual Composer shortcodes are normally not converted within the WordPress REST API rendered output.

This can be accomplished by calling WPBMap::addAllMappedShortcodes();

 

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12. August 2016

WP Safe Updates allows users to test plugin updates in a sandbox before applying them on a live site.

The plugin tells WordPress to temporarily use a different database prefix and a different plugins directory while in the alternative sandbox.

WP Safe Updates

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4. August 2016

Varying Vagrant Vagrants is an open source Vagrant configuration focused on WordPress development. The primary goal of Varying Vagrant Vagrants (VVV) is to provide an approachable development environment with a modern server configuration. VVV is ideal for developing themes and plugins.

GitHub

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26. May 2016

Gravity Forms for WordPress is a full featured contact form plugin that features a drag and drop interface, advanced notification routing, lead capture, conditional logic fields, multi-page forms, pricing calculations and the ability to create posts from external forms.”

There are multiple options how to handle the confirmation page. Gravity form allows you to send query parameters to the page it is redirecting to.

You can send all form information in the clear, via query variables, but that looks really messy. Its better to use something like this .. lead_id={entry_id}  and query form information on the actual confirmation page.

GET THE LEAD

This will output the submitted form data as an array, with all fields linked by field id.

TRANSLATE FIELD IDS TO FIELD LABELS

When you are reusing the field data for your own purposes, its easier to deal with field  names than with fields ids. So we get the form meta data

and extend the lead array.

Before you needed to know the actual field id to get its value. Now you can use the generated lead key to get that value.

BEFORE

AFTER

Much easier to reuse and remember 🙂

Enjoy coding ….

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19. May 2016

Sometimes we need to debug a WordPress plugin, even though the website is live.

This would display the errors for anyone.

Gladly WordPress provides options to do this more subtle.

Enjoy coding …

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14. May 2016

metisMenu offers a lot of options to tweak layout and usage. The plugin provides options for

  1. Vertical menus
  2. Folder Views
  3. Hover Menus

GitHub / WordPress Version

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24. March 2016

Gisto is a code snippet manager that runs on GitHub Gists and adds additional features such as searching, tagging and sharing gists while including a rich code editor. All your data is stored on GitHub and you can access it from GitHub Gists at any time with changes carrying over to Gisto.”

The application is multi-platform.

Gisto

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