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30. August 2017

GreenApe is breathing again

After some downtime, GreenApe is breathing again. I revived the brand with a good friend of mine and we will be reopening shop options shortly.

Michael and I have been friends for a long time. We have been working on many different projects over the years.

He launched GreenApe in 2011 and I helped him with his first steps. A couple of months ago we decided to merge our competences and expand what GreenApe offers and stands for.

From the website:The GreenApe brand was established in 2011. GreenApe’s career began with the 1st Single Malt Whisky Coffee.

As the first of its kind, our coffee is refined with Original Single Malt Whisky. To this day, he pampers many connoisseurs and gourmets with his unique taste. Now there is another reason to rejoice.

From now on, we are continuously expanding the GreenApe product world with several stylish gadgets and useful accessories. For you this means that you will be able to discover even more beautiful, special or practical things in the future.

GreenApe is all about lifestyle & leisure products, fun gadgets and unique food & drinks.
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wp-password-bcrypt is a WordPress plugin to replace WP’s outdated and insecure MD5-based password hashing with the modern and secure bcrypt.”



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


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

Enjoy coding ….


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

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



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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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.


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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.



Much easier to reuse and remember :)

Enjoy coding ….


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This would display the errors for anyone.

Gladly WordPress provides options to do this more subtle.

Enjoy coding …