Using XAMPP for Local WordPress Theme Development

Using XAMPP for Local WordPress Theme Development

In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to install and configure XAMPP for the desktop. Once that’s out of the way, we’ll install WordPress so that you can have your very own professional, light-weight PHP and WordPress development environment.

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The Basics of Good Database Design in Web Development

Databases are everywhere, including everywhere in the world of web development. Everything from the simplest blogs and directories and to robust user-oriented websites use databases. Read Article »

Is There Money in Open Source?

Is There Money in Open Source?

Web development and free and open source software (FOSS) have gone hand in hand since the beginning of the web. Popular scripting languages and web development frameworks such as PHP, Rails and Python are all open source Read Article »

9 Useful PHP Functions and Features You Need to Know

9 Useful PHP Functions and Features You Need to Know

Even after using PHP for years, we stumble upon functions and features that we did not know about. Some of these can be quite useful, yet underused. Read Article »

Using MySQL Full-text Searching

Using MySQL Full-text Searching

This tutorial is intended for developers using MySQL (http://www.MySQL.com/) and PHP (http://www.php.net) who want to create a searchable database of some sort of textual data. Read Article »

Enhancing WordPress Custom Fields with Search Filtering

Enhancing WordPress Custom Fields with Search Filtering

Custom fields are an excellent feature in WordPress. They allow you to store any extra information (meta-data) about a post that you may want.

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