PHP

WordPress Migration: Tips for server migration

There is much more going on behind WordPress blogs than the average visitor is aware of. In addition to texts, pictures and other graphics, it is primarily the behind-the-scenes aspects like plugins and user settings that make the site what it is. All of these features have to be taken into account when migrating from A to B. Thanks to tools like migration plugins, moving your WordPress blog to a different server is now a manageable feat, even without professional support. [...]  

The ten best .htaccess tricks

Are you the webmaster of an Apache server? Then you should definitely use .htaccess. This text-based configuration file is an easy outlet for changing server settings. Once you know how to create a file and use a few .htaccess tricks, you can begin configuring your sever. [...]  

Create your own visitor counter: How it works

At the start of the internet, a visitor counter on a website was a classic marketing instrument that significantly helped the success of a web presence. Today, the practical scripts are primarily used for presenting click numbers on specific content, such as videos or blog entries, as well as for collecting basic user data for web analysis. If you don’t want to rely on free or paid downloads, or finished CMS modules, you can easily create your own visitor counter in relatively few steps. [...]  

Learn PHP: our all-encompassing PHP tutorial for beginners

With a market share of more than 80%, PHP is the go-to scripting language for many programmers when it comes to creating dynamic content. Whether you’re operating your own weblog, running an internet forum, or designing an online shop, it’s likely that the software behind this will be written via PHP. Our PHP tutorial for beginners will introduce you to the basics of the popular scripting language. With our help, you’ll create your first PHP script, learn how to implement variables with practical examples, and insert your own external files. [...]  

CodeIgniter: The lean PHP framework

CodeIgniter is an open-source PHP framework developed by EllisLab that is currently under the patronage of the British Columbia Institute of Technology. The slim software is based on an MVC architectural structure, offers detailed documentation, and is praised for its performance. We present the makeup, structure, and application flow of the CodeIgniter framework with detailed code examples and discuss the benefits and drawbacks of the software. [...]  

ExpressionEngine – the flexible CMS

ExpressionEngine from EllisLab markets itself as ‘the most powerful and flexible content management system’. Are they right? Brands like Nike, Apple, and the BBC seem to think so. In this CMS review, we’ll take a look at ExpressionEngine’s features, extensions, SEO, pricing, and more, to help you decide if this fee-based content management system is right for you. [...]  

From eZ Publish to eZ Platform: an intro to eZ Systems CMSs

eZ Publish and its follow-up programs, eZ Platform and eZ Studio, specialize in creating and publishing content for extensive web presences. The business CMS solution can be used for commercial websites as well as community, e-commerce, and other online platforms. But are eZ Publish CMS applications really as user-friendly as their developer promises? [...]  

Composr 10: the new CMS from ocPortal

The UK-based CMS ocPortal has undergone a rebrand: presenting Composr 10. Following in the footsteps of ocPortal 9, this CMS offers an all-in-one solution for web presences, with no need for extensions or templates. But who is Composr 10 suited to? And how does it compare to the CMS market leaders? [...]  

The basics of domain redirects

So you want to redirect your domains or subdomains to other URLS, but you don’t know how? Essentially, domain redirects can be carried out on both a server-side as well as client-side basis. These are divided into two categories: the first one consists of redirects via .htaccess or PHP. Client-side options rely on the HTML meta tag, ‘refresh’, or JavaScript. Find out here which option is best for your website. [...]  

CRUD – the most important database operations

It won’t take long for those looking to get into to software development to encounter the term CRUD. The acronym stands for the typical operations used for communicating with database systems; these normally form the basis of database management. But just how are these access functions for data management actually set up? And how much of role does CRUD play when it comes to the databases’ programming language and language environment? [...]