Laravel Shopify Billing

Version 2.0.0 was just released which features the baked-in ability to turn your Shopify app into a billable app with some simple configuration additions. It has support for the two methods Shopify supports, single and recurring charges. You have the ability to set the plan name, price, trial…

Setting Up Lumen + Redis

This is more of an extension of my previous post "Setting Up Lumen + Mail". I wanted to take it a step furthur and show the basic setup for getting Redis to work, so you can queue not only mail, but jobs. First, run composer require illuminate/redis:5.…

Setting Up Lumen + Mailer

What is Lumen? Lumen is a micro-framework built by Laravel. Its geared towards small services like APIs, job handling, or very small projects. Laravel is all-inclusive, where as Lumen is bare-bones but still featured. Setting Up Mailing Recently I ported a small app from Sinatra to Lumen for trial with…

Introducing Laravel Shopify

Background As an active Ruby (and Rails) developer, I found myself regularly making Shopify apps in Rails and Sinatra. I've even released my own Gems to solve common (small) issues I've faced developing for these platforms. PHP itself... I haven't been active in years on that front. With PHP7 however,…

Wordpress Under Docker: A Basic Guide

Purpose There's many lengthy guides out there for the official Docker image for Wordpress. However, some people have a little trouble getting going so I will quickly provide some tips to help out. I haven't used Wordpress professionally in a long time, but I decided to do some weekend digging…

WP User Themes

I've released a unit-tested plugin called Wp User Themes. It allows users to switch themes in their profile section (useful for development!) You can checkout the plugin here Cover image credit: Ben Kolde…

Get Original Sized Images from a Wordpress Post Gallery

Recently I was working on a project where I needed to modify an existing page which had multiple galleries. This change required me to have access to the original uploaded images. Heres a simple function I wrote which returns the images easily in an array format. # Input Hey comes see…

ACF: Simple Table

I've released a new GitHub repo. It's an add-on for popular ACF (Advanced Custom Fields) for Wordpress which allows you to create really custom post/taxonomy pages and more. I ran into an issue with a client a few months back where the client needed to enter table data but…

PHPMailer Contrib

Myself and a fellow developer were working on updating a two/three year old plugin we developed for Wordpress this week. Its a fairly complex plugin which in one of its functions, relies on getting the recipients of e-mails sent out by Wordpress. During our upgrading of the code, we…

Get Single Field Error in Symfony

This is just a quick tid-bit/how-to! Recently a project came up where special front-end actions and structures had to take place within the view of the Twig template once an error occurred on specific fields. It also didn't require enough attention to warrant creating a form theme. This is…