Thoughts

Brief introductions to Design Patterns by Impress.org

Jason Adams from Impress.org has published, thus far, a nice three-part introduction series on PHP object orientated design patterns. https://impress.org/what-are-design-patterns-and-why-should-you-use-them/ https://impress.org/use-value-objects-to-keep-your-sanity-and-values-honest/ https://impress.org/smart-object-creation-with-the-abstract-factory-design-pattern/ I recommend checking them out if OOP in PHP is an interest to you and if you want to start upgrading your skills with your code. You can also follow Jason on Twitter Read More…

Developing GiveWP and GiveWP extensions

I don’t quite know when I first heard about GiveWP but I know once I saw them, I was enthralled by their mission and purpose. Giving and donations and fundraising has been a big topic since time itself, and the move to being online was a given since the early days of the internet. ECommerce Read More…

5FTF recap for July 31st, 2020

A bit of a recap delay for July’s entry, but that’s okay. The beat goes on the code goes too. The CPTUI-Extended evolution continued this month. There was some considerable pivot in the Gutenberg/React aspect because I wanted to get things working more than I wanted to handle the block a certain way. I had Read More…

Histories of the Internet

2020 has been an interesting year and it will surely go down as one for the history books in way too many ways. At a personal level, I’ve realized that I’ve found a lot of interest in the history of what we call the internet, and how it all built and evolved and formed into Read More…

5FTF recap for June 26th, 2020

A solid delay in posting this but that’s because there wasn’t anything really exciting to post about for this month’s 5FTF. It largely echoed what I did last month, which you can read about over at https://michaelbox.net/2020/05/5ftf-recap-for-may-29th-2020/ On top of that, I had a chiropractor appointment scheduled that morning, which delayed getting heads down into Read More…

Remove post type slugs from permalinks

One question that comes up semi-regularly with my support work for Custom Post Type UI is how to remove the post type slug from a given permalink. While I know that the slug is an important component, I also understand why some people may want to have it removed as well. Without the slug in Read More…