Building a WordPress-Powered Front End With the WP REST API and AngularJS: Building a Custom Directive for Post Listing

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In the previous part of the series, we bootstrapped our AngularJS application, configured routing for different views, and built services around routes for posts, users, and categories. Using these services, we are now finally able to fetch data from the server to power the front end. In this part of ...

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How to Set Up Downloadable Products in OpenCart

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As with most other e-commerce frameworks, OpenCart also provides built-in support for digital products, allowing you set up and sell downloadable products out of the box. Also, it’s considered an important feature of e-commerce frameworks nowadays, as the trend of selling virtual products is being adopted progressively. The usual workflow ...

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What's New in WordPress 4.6?

On August 16, 2016, WordPress 4.6 (codenamed “Perry”) was released to the public. As with every release of the CMS, there’s a lot to review when it comes to what has been updated or introduced. Sometimes, some of the changes are under-the-hood or related to the performance of the application. ...

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Adding Custom Hooks in WordPress: Custom Filters

In this two-part series, we’re taking a look at the WordPress hook system. Specifically, we’re taking a close look at both actions and filters and the role they play in WordPress development. Though they are both defined as hooks, each plays a specific role in WordPress development. And if you’re ...

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Create a Custom Caching Adapter in OpenCart

No matter the web framework you’re working with, caching is an important tool to have in the kitty to improve the overall performance of your website. You have different caching mechanisms to choose from, like file, APC, Memcached and more. You can decide based on your requirements, and sometimes it ...

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Building a WordPress-Powered Front End With the WP REST API and AngularJS: Bootstrapping, Routing, and Services

In the previous part of this series about building a WordPress-powered front end with the WP REST API and AngularJS, we analyzed project requirements, assessed wireframes, downloaded and compiled the HTML package, and built the companion plugin for WordPress that modifies responses for the Posts and Users resources. Having laid a ...

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20 Awesome WordPress Social Media Plugins—For Social Sharing

Looking for some WordPress social media plugins for social sharing? I am always on the lookout for something new for my next project. Sometimes it’s about looking good in a particular theme, other times it about the features, and sometimes you just need a little extra something to maximize social ...

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Adding Custom Hooks in WordPress: Custom Actions

One of the cornerstones of building custom solutions in WordPress is having an understanding of hooks. In and of themselves, they aren’t terribly difficult to understand, and we’ll be covering a short primer on them in this tutorial. But if you’re looking to get into more advanced WordPress development, it’s ...

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