July 1, 2015

Web design and development collection #6

css, mobile, app, development, animation, prototypes, heatmap, design, symmertry, assymmetry, icons, mock-up, perspective, startup, checkbox

June 15, 2015

Web design and development collection #5

code, css4, selectors, sports icons, invoice, generator, email, templates, human eye UI, colors, contrast, control, wordpress, hosting, VPS

From XAMPP to Vagrant WordPress

Ernest Marcinko Blog, Hosting, Testing, Tutorials, Wordpress 2 Comments

I’m sure most if not every developer is using some kind of local server tool for development. The greatest advantage of using local development server is that you don’t depend on a hosting provider, and it works without internet as well (in most cases). I’ve been using XAMPP for a very long time, as it was very comfortable to use, …

Bulletproof queries in WordPress – preventing SQL injections

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When developing WordPress plugins, securing potential SQL injections is extremely important. With a well written SQL injection the attacker might gain access to your database, your blog back-end and steal your data, or make modifications you won’t even notice. What is an SQL injection? SQL injection is a technique where malicious users can inject SQL commands into an SQL statement, …

Ajax Search Pro for WordPress 4.5 features

Ernest Marcinko Blog, Commercial Plugins, Wordpress 2 Comments

Another huge update is released for Ajax Search Pro, this time aiming at performance and relevancy, and of course lots of requests fulfilled 🙂 Unfamiliar with the plugin? Check out the product page on codecanyon. New Features Index table & index table search engine (link to the documentation) User search Attachment search Search text button Better keyword suggestions Help & Support …

Ajax Search Pro for WordPress 4.0 – features

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Not familiar with Ajax Search Pro? Check you the demo! About two weeks ago ASP v4.0 was finally uploaded to codecanyon. This is one of the biggest updates since version 3.0. Have you updated yet? Go ahead and download it from the codecanyon page. Some long requested features were finally implemented: Compact search layout mode Visual Composer compatibility (add-on) Full …

Moving to Digital Ocean – The beginners guide

Ernest Marcinko Blog, Hosting, Tutorials 4 Comments

A few weeks ago I made my decision to move from my hosting company. I couldn’t handle constant down times, unanswered tickets. I figured I should step up my game and take my virtual private server into my hands – switching from managed to non managed VPS hosting. Digital Ocean seemed like a good choice. You can access their website at: digitalocean.com …

Swap file – Beginners guide to Digital Ocean

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If you reached this step, your server is up and running flawlessly. However after gaining some traffic it will run out of memory and some of the processes will fail. To avoid that, we need a swap file. If you need more information I recommend reading the original swap file tutorial on digital ocean. This article is basically a shorter …

Preparation – Beginners guide to Digital Ocean

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Managed vs Unmanaged hosting There is a fundamental differences between managed and unmanaged hosting plans. I was convinced for a long time, that managed hosting is the way to go. I was wrong. Yes there is a hassle to move your site and get used to the unmanaged hosting, but it’s worth it. I always look at the bright side …

Droplet Setup – Beginners guide to Digital Ocean

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At this point you have everything prepared, got your site completely backed up, it’s time to go. Log in to your digital ocean account, if you don’t have one, you can create quickly on their website: digitalocean.com Creating your droplet What’s a droplet? Droplet is a virtual private server, that’s what they call it at Digital Ocean. After successfully creating your account, …

Mailing – Beginners guide to Digital Ocean

Ernest Marcinko Hosting, Tutorials 2 Comments

Sending mails properly is probably the hardest task to achieve with Digital Ocean. I will present two ways of doing that, and I strongly recommend going with the second one – using a 3rd party SMTP service. 1. way: Sendmail This is the default way, the sendmail service is most likely already installed on your system. Still, run this command …