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Using Elasticsearch with PHP a simple guide

Mon, 05 Sep 2016 08:02:13 +0000

Elasticsearch is an open-source full-text search engine which allows you to store and search data in real time. You can search for phrases as well and it will give you the results within seconds depending on how large the Elasticsearch database is. This engine outputs results faster than SQL and is one of the most […]

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How to use Mailgun with MyMail the newsletter plugin for WordPress?

Sun, 15 May 2016 13:00:44 +0000

Like most of you I use MailChimp to publish newsletters and for the management of my mailing list. If the number of subscribers becomes bigger it’s often more lucrative to use a WordPress plugin like MyMail together with a transactional mail service provider. In the past was MyMail and Mandrill an inexpensive combination, but since Mandrill has become a […]

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Simple PHP Code Debugging

Sat, 09 Apr 2016 07:28:37 +0000

Each beginning (and more advanced) PHP coder will fail because of errors while writing PHP code. This post will teach you some simple things about how you can find those errors in your PHP script. By default some errors will not show up on your web server! Try the examples from the PHP manual The […]

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Parse html with preg_match and preg_match_all

Thu, 04 Feb 2016 06:40:22 +0000

For the most of the web developer which are using the function preg_match, is the function preg_match_all a smaller advantage, but for all others it’s maybe hard to understand. The biggest difference between preg_match_all and the regular preg_match is that all matched values are stored inside a multi-dimensional array to store an unlimited number of matches. […]

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PHP download file script

Sat, 30 Jan 2016 14:44:30 +0000

This is my favorite PHP download script. I’ve used a different more simple method until a client wanted to be able to allow their site visitors to download a large file from a password protected directory. The PHP script works on Apache web servers for all kind of files. I have used this script for […]

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JustFit WordPress Theme, Beyond the Screenshots

Thu, 28 Jan 2016 19:18:16 +0000

Today is the first in what will hopefully be a series of reviews of some of the popular professional WordPress themes that have caught Olaf’s attention. Neither of us are being compensated for these reviews nor are any of the links providing affiliate income. Our goal is to advance the conversation about what makes a […]

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Create a dynamic menu in PHP

Fri, 01 Jan 2016 11:22:12 +0000

The creation of a dynamic menu with a nested un-ordered list without using any JavaScript code is sometimes a problem because the script needs to “remember” the values, sub values and also the query string from previous clicked links. In this tutorial I will explain how to create a dynamic navigation menu using PHP and MySQ. […]

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Add values to arrays in PHP

Tue, 29 Dec 2015 08:10:44 +0000

Like in other programming and scripting languages, PHP arrays are used to store data used in your application or script. The most common case is using arrays as a kind of memory for values inside a script. You can add values to different types of arrays: Simple arrayThe most simple array type is the array […]

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Create a CSS navigation bar showing the current state

Sun, 27 Dec 2015 18:42:50 +0000

These days it’s almost a standard to use an un-ordered list element for your page navigation. While a vertical list in some sidebar is some easy piece of work, is the horizontal CSS navigation bar a little bit more complicated. Preview and example navigation PHP Scripts Tutorial CSS template Code examples We need to float the […]

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Ajax file upload PHP / jQuery Tutorial

Mon, 21 Dec 2015 07:30:55 +0000

The asynchronous file upload, using some XMLHttpRequest (Ajax), is technically not possible. Most JavaScript examples and tutorials call this method still Ajax upload and the image or file is uploaded by using a “virtual IFRAME”. Anyway it’s still user friendly way to provide an upload function for your visitors or users. In this quick tutorial […]

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