I’ve been a fan of PHPStorm for several years. Before PHPStorm, I tried many IDEs and editors, including some very popular names like NetBeans, Eclipse or Sublime Text 3 but I chose with PHPStorm for the number of features and support for WordPress. It gets better and better over time. If you’re a Sublime Text user, you might argue that Sublime Text is more lightweight and more productive because of its keyboard shortcuts. I can agree with the “lightweight” term, but not the other. PHPStorm has a very nice list of productive keyboard shortcuts as you can see below.
It’s been more than a year since the last time I made a WordPress theme. I’ve been so busy with the Meta Box plugin and its extensions that I couldn’t split myself to manage all the theme work. Until 2 months ago, I decided to take a part of my time to focus on the theme business and started working on a blog theme. Today, the theme is released on ThemeForest.
WooCommerce is the most popular e-commerce plugin for WordPress, allowing us sell any kind of products online. It has almost everything an online store needs and doesn’t require much effort customising the store. When say customising, I mean WooCommerce has all the necessary pages in the front end for the store: the product archive page, the product details page, the cart and checkout page and they work as expected. However, being created for general store, it can’t satisfy all users and sometimes we need to customise WooCommerce for our specific needs.
SSL is secured protocol between your server (your website) and client browsers. SSL encrypts all the data transferred between your server and browsers so no one in-the-middle can hack to the transfer process and view sensitive information, such as username / password (when you type to log in) or other e-commerce data.