Unirest for PHP – Yet another PHP HTTP Client

To communicate with APIs or web services over HTTP, an HTTP client such as cURL is required. Thankfully, PHP can be bundled with cURL.Most people new to PHP and programming in general and even the experienced ones find cURL daunting and complex as a result, some expert developers have developed … [Read more...]

Easy Websites Backup and Restore with Softaculous

A lot of us host our websites and blogs on a shared hosting platform mainly because they are affordable. These shared hosting provides cPanel to its users for easy administration of their respective server space and accounts.Virtually all cPanel ships with softaculous - an automatic Installer … [Read more...]

How to Display The Feed Content of a Website in WordPress

The fetch_feed is a built-in WordPress function that retrieves and parses an external feed. Under-the-hood, it's powered by SimplePie - a very fast and easy-to-use PHP feed parser.Follow me as I walk us through the steps in using fetch_feed to display the feed content of this blog … [Read more...]

How to Build a Feed Reader with SimplePie and SQLite

A lot of us are familiar with these terms: RSS feeds or simply called feeds and feed readers.Basically, a feed is a data format used by websites as a medium for providing users with its content. To keep yourself abreast on latest update from your favorite websites, you usually will subscribe … [Read more...]

Quick Tip: How to Copy and Paste in PuTTY

PuTTY is a client program for the SSH, Telnet and Rlogin network protocols.I personally use PuTTY to SSH into my servers since Windows lacks a built-in terminal to access *nix servers.For those who thinks copy and paste is disabled in PuTTY, this article will show us how to achieve … [Read more...]

$2.30 Domain name & 7 Months Free Hosting from Media Temple

Media Temple, one of the finest, reliable and trusted domain and web hosting company is running the following promotion.New domains for $2.30 They are celebrating the 23rd birthday of the first site ever built with a special price on domain names.Enter promo code 23years at checkout and … [Read more...]

How to Rename Existing WordPress Post Image Attachment URLs

In a previous post, I showed us how to move or rename a website to a new domain name / URL without any SEO loss but I missed something important - rename image URLs in existing posts and pages to point to the new domain.My blog images are stored in an Amazon s3 bucket with URL CNAMEd to … [Read more...]

How to Setup PHP Code Sniffer in Phpstorm on a Windows Machine

I have heard and read so many positive reviews on PhpStorm IDE in the past. I didn't bother giving it a try as I was a long time and satisfied user of Aptana Studio. I recently stopped using Aptana for PHP development because I got tired waiting for an update to support PHP 5.4 and later.At … [Read more...]