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An Introduction to Mustache.js

As you may know, we recently built a THIRTEEN Explore app for Amazon’s Fire TV using their Web App Starter Kit. The app is built in JavaScript, and uses the templating engine Mustache.js to generate content and display information in the app. Here, I’ll explain some of the benefits of working with Mustache, and will provide a basic introduction to […]

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APIs, WordPress Tips and Tricks

Taking Control of the WordPress Scheduler — The Basics

The WordPress scheduler is a tricky beast. ‘WP-Cron‘ as configured by default can alternately fail spectacularly with a ‘missed schedule’ error on a post you were depending on publishing at a specific time, or slow down your server to a crawl. On the other hand, with proper configuration on the server end and clever development in your plugins, the scheduler […]

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Building Better Systems, WordPress Tips and Tricks

WordPress Performance Optimization Part 1: Know Your Database Queries!

There are many bad habits that WordPress developers should avoid. Some of these include using asterisk (*) for SELECT queries, redundant queries, and most importantly not being familiar enough with SQL. After years of developing on enterprise websites, developers often ask themselves these following questions: Why did I not know this method before? How was I able to get by before? Most developers […]

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Building Better Systems

Generating Keys for Bitbucket with SSH-Keygen

SSH provides a highly secure method to authenticate a client and communicate with a remote server using public-key cryptography. It does not send unencrypted credentials, like telnet, FTP, and other older clients. One of the well-known risks with unencrypted password-based authentication is that anyone can eavesdrop on your connection, capture network packets, and crack your password with a rainbow table. […]

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APIs, WordPress Tips and Tricks

A Guide to Custom WordPress Admin Columns

I recently setup a custom post type (CPT) to manage ‘Pledge Premiums’ – IEG’s primary work is for public television (particularly for New York, New Jersey and Long Island), and the premiums are the thank-you gifts that our members get for making a pledge. I wanted the list of premiums that appears in the WordPress admin to display custom columns […]

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