It’s been a month since we launched our blog theme and today I’m very happy to announce that my team FitWP has just launched a new beautiful WordPress music theme – FELIX. FELIX took us several months to develop. Most of the time was developing features for a music / band website such as manage artists, albums, or playlist. We’ve learnt a lot from our most popular theme NOISE and applied them into FELIX.
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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 to sell any kind of products online. It has almost everything an online store needs and doesn’t require much effort customising the store. When to say customising, I mean WooCommerce has all the necessary pages on 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 the 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.
WP-CLI is an awesome command line tool for WordPress. It has a lot of commands that can help us installing plugins/themes, add posts, import/export data quickly and easily. I wrote about it once when I used it to create a staging environment for a WordPress website. That was on a Linux system. All the documentation on WP-CLI homepage are made for the Linux system and there’s only 1 line about the Windows system “limited support in Windows environment”. But we can do a little work to make it work on the Windows system.
I’m optimizing my Meta Box plugin and I need a way to measure the project’s statistics such as complexity and maintainability. After searching on Google, I found PHPMetrics, a wonderful project that can help me understand lots of key metrics for a PHP project. The result is displayed in a HTML report with some graphs and table of metrics which are very easy to understand. I tried using it with the Meta Box plugin and here is the result: