I love Open-Source and try to release most -if not all- of my projects under the GPL so that everyone can benefit from my work.
For the past decade I've been building websites for small and large companies. I specialize in responsive front-end design, HTML/CSS and web interfaces. Some of my most popular projects include the Elusive Icons Webfont and the Shoestrap WordPress theme.
Currently I work at WPMU-DEV as support staff and my startup wpmu.io, striving to evolve and improve my personal projects.
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A few years ago I created a free WordPress plugin that was adding the necessary CSS & JS to the WordPress dashboard to make it cleaner. It was a pretty simple plugin... and it knew great success! So far it has been downloaded more than 23000 times from the WordPress Repository and is by far the most successful admin-theme available.
From time to time a user comes to me and says "I see some PHP notices and warnings on my page".
One of the most frequent questions I get is "How do I change the Wording of a plugin and/or theme?"
This blog post is going to be alittle different than my previous ones...
This one is more of a question.
On the support forums I work it's not uncommon to see an PHP error like this:
Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by....
WordPress is an amazing and brilliant piece of software, no doubt about that!
As humans we grow. We change perspectives and see things differently.
We keep learning new things and strive to improve ourselves.
This also applies to the code we write: We keep improving the code we write on a daily basis and improve the things we have already built. The ugliest code I've seen is the code I wrote last year. I always say that and some people may disagree, but it's true. And each year, each month that goes by we keep learning things and change the way we function. As a result, I sometimes look at the code I wrote a while back and say to my self "what on earth have you done here Ari? Why??"
I've been using WordPress for a decade, but only started working with it about 5 years ago. I started as a freelancer and about 2 or 3 years ago, I had a very clear idea of what exists, what doesn’t, what tools I needed to build better websites and so on.
Sometimes when you build a WordPress multisite installation that will be accessible by many people, you want to restrict access to certain areas of your site. The reasons behind such a decision may vary: Some want to simply make it easier for their clients to navigate the dashboard by removing all the clutter and others want to protect sensitive areas of their sites.
The WordPress Customizer was first introduced in WordPress 3.7 and provides an easy way for themers and plugins developers to allow users to change their settings while at the same time they can see the effects of these changes in real-time on a preview screen.
A lot of themes use the WordPress customizer to generate additional CSS.
That CSS is then usually simply echoed to the
<head> of the page.
With this article I'll be sharing some more info about myself and launch this blog.