Category Archives: Website Development
TimThumb Vulnerability Uncovered
About two weeks ago a vulnerability in a PHP plugin that is quite popular in performing image resizing tasks, and that I’d incorporated into my WEBphysiology Portfolio Plugin, was uncovered. I found out based upon an email that came out of my local WordPress Meetup group. The issue had to do with
WordPress Theme Anatomy
This has to be one of the best diagrams that pulls together all the working parts of a WordPress theme. My hat is off to Joost de Valk for pulling this great illustration together and granting me permission to share it with the visitors to my site.
WEBphysiology Portfolio Climbs to New Heights
The WEBphysiology Portfolio WordPress plugin has grown a lot in a short two months since its birth. New features like ShrinkTheWeb.com thumbnailing and more control over the end user interface make it a must have addition to your WordPress powered website.
Securing WordPress from the get go is a no brainer and is not difficult nor too time consuming. The benefit is being able to sleep at night. Also make certain to keep your WordPress software upgraded to the latest version.
WEBphysiology Portoflio Plugin Released!
If you need an expanded-list style portfolio for your WordPress site, or a different kind of image gallery, please take a look at our WEBphysiology Portfolio plugin. It is our first publicly released WordPress plugin and our attempt to give back just a little to all of those developers from whom we’ve benefited.
Adding Widget Areas to a Page
Setting up customized widget areas within a WordPress theme is not really that difficult once you know the basic steps. The widgets need to be registered, the theme needs to make a call to include widgets and then a custom php page needs to sometimes be built to call the custom widget areas and format them.
Child Themes and the function.php File
The function.php file can be put to good use in a Child Theme (or standard them). This can be to cover for such things as adding new styling tags or perhaps to reference a new stylesheet. It also can be used to create new functions, remove parent functions or both. Once you play with the function.php file a bit you’ll, no doubt, find many more uses.
Customizing a WordPress Theme – The Right Way
Customizing a WordPress theme’s look-and-feel is easier than you might expect. It is important, though, to do it the right way. What is the right way? It is to use a Child Theme.
Foray into WordPress Themes and Plugins
During much of the past 20 years the main lifeblood of, first, Software Solution Specialists, and now JVHM, Inc., has been to develop custom client-server software applications. Applications have ranged from Client Relationship Management (CRM) systems to HR systems to barcode labeling systems and