I think VBA was supposed to sunset in the previous decade, but it just won’t go away. Back in the mid 2010s I wrote a lot of articles about VB.NET and VBA. It’s over at the old site. Can’t keep a glue language down.
I am migrating from Drupal to WordPress, but don’t want to copy everything over. Some articles, I want in WordPress, but others can be left on the old site, or even on an old static archive.
This tool helps create the rewriter rules, and inserts them into the .htaccess file.
Continue reading URL Migration Tool
In yesterday’s post, I talked about fixing up old PHP code to be safer.
There’s another anti-pattern common in old PHP code, and that’s mixing the display logic with the output logic. While some of this is inevitable, nowadays, the rule is to use a templating system like Twig to separate out even small bits of HTML code from the logic.
WordPress does this on the front end via Underscore templates, but configured to use Handlebars-like syntax.
This is a PHP class that does the same thing with PHP. I wrote it so I could use the same, or similar, templates on both the client and server side.
Continue reading WP’s Backbone-like Templating Language
I needed to learn a little about the events triggered in the Customizer, and came up with a little script that prints events to the console log. This is specific to the Customizer’s event system.
Continue reading Observing the WordPress Customizer (wp.customize) Events
There are several good references about how to set up the Customizer to avoid refreshing the entire page with each change. There’s one here, and there’s some deeper explanation here. What’s not described much is how to map several settings to a single area of the page (called a Partial).
This tutorial will go into updating Partials that use several settings. I assume you have already done the other tutorials.
Continue reading WordPress Customizer, Selective Refresh and Partials for Multiple Settings
Namespaces aren’t used by WordPress programmers, but I’ve been using them, and like them. This short tutorial explains namespaces, and how they work together with class autoloaders to keep your code organized.
Continue reading PHP Namespaces, Autoloaders and WordPress
I ran some updates, and the name service stopped resolving. My LAN has a local nameserver to resolve domain names for virtual machines.
It turns out the /etc/resolv.conf file was overwritten, and a program called resolvconf had taken it over. resolvconf centralizes updating the resolv.conf file from several different programs that might want to change the file, like NetworkManager, ifup, ifdown, and dhclient.
There are a couple fixes. The one I chose was to replace resolv.conf.
Continue reading /etc/resolv.conf, resolvconf, NetworkManager (and systemd-resolved?) Not Working