To create Wordpress based applications:
Here a list of frameworks and starter temes: https://includewp.com/
Here, one than promisses the moon: https://piklist.com/
Here, one that is not on the list: https://wp-papi.github.io/
Here, one that seems to be very handy: https://github.com/hiwelo/raccoon-plugin/wiki/Manifest-features
Hacking around with PHP to have a better solution than
PHP’s native get_browser() function parses this file and provides you with a complete set of information about every browser’s details, But it requires the path to the browscap.ini file to be specified in the php.ini browscap directive which is flagged as
Since in most shared hosting environments you have not access to the php.ini file, the browscap directive cannot be modified and you are stuck with either and outdated database or without browscap support at all.
Browscap is a standalone class for PHP >=5.3 that gets around the limitations of
get_browser()and manages the whole thing. It offers methods to update, cache, adapt and get details about every supplied user agent on a standalone basis. It’s also much faster than
get_browser()while still returning the same results.
A helpful online tool for wordpress development:
The easiest and the fastest way to create custom and high quality code for your WordPress project using the latest WordPress coding standards and API’s.
Four alternative CMS to WordPress I recently discovered (presented in no particular order):
- PencilBlue – Requires nodeJs
- Bolt – Silex based with Symfony components
- October – Laravel based
- Builder Engine – Codeingiter based
- Cockpit – Maybe I already posted this one, but it fits perfectly on this list. More developer oriented, like a pre-made backoffice to create content and an API to get those contents. Clever project.
- ci_bootstrap_3 – less polished, more of a developer thing, but is a good mix of components based on Codeingiter 3.
A Virtual machine, starting in free, with a webIDE and a nice response time.
Visit Nitrous.io and take it for a spin. To me it’s been useful for when I’m behind corporate firewalls that don’t allow ssh or ftp, I can use this machine in the middle to make this connections and make some quick fix even in these situations.
Finally things are starting to look bright for codeigniter. EllisLab recently announced that the British Columbia Institute of Technology was goinig be the chosen entity to keep the project, and today, if you visit codeignoter’s homepage you’ll see that the things ARE happening, the site now has a BCIT face!
Also good, there is mention on the long awaited version 3.
I hope hey manage to keep it fast, simple, no node (npm instal), no grunt, no composer, no bower, no git, no yomen, stuff! Just a simple zip download whith a bloat free and decently coded framework to speedup development.
The rant about this new trend of simplifying the install process:”To install GreatNewThing, you just install this running this curl command, then install this using this npm command, then install that using this composer command and then create you application but running the command CreateApp appName!”… Well… besides this thing of mixing development and system configuration…. if, like me you are behind a proxy, all those things just won’t work (at least won’t work nicely)! I hope codeingiter doesn’t go that way, or at least leaves simple way for the rest of us.
Use http://www.initializr.com/ to get an HTML5 Boilerplate template with jQuery, Bootstrap and more (you can choose what to put in and what to leave out)
On bootstrapzero, there is also some extra functionality in some themes. But I haven’t tested them yet.
Thinking on using one of these two on my next app.
Parse Core – Everything your app needs to save data, be social, and more. Create the perfect app with Parse Core.
Parse Push – Creating, scheduling, and segmenting push notifications just got a whole lot easier.
Parse Analytics – Track any data point in your app in real-time.