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Using Grunt with grunt-replace to replace handlebars/mustache with package.json variables

Recently while testing out some Node.js modules for Grunt I came across grunt-replace, and my first though was, this would be great for setting up boilerplate PHP files for my WordPress plugins.  Because I already set the name, slug, version, and other details in the  package.json file, it would be great to use a template I could create for PHP files and just use Grunt to take the details from   package.json  and setup my base plugin files using a template syntax like Handlebars or Mustache.  Luckily for me it worked out perfectly, but did require a little bit of troubleshooting and head scratching, but here’s how to make it work … (more…)

How to use placeholder with Select2 and WordPress with wp_dropdown_categories

Recently while working on a site I had an issue with getting a placeholder to show up while using WordPress built in wp_dropdown_categories and Select2. The fix was pretty easy with a little bit of jQuery, which you can see below: (more…)

Perl CPAN DBD::mysql error “FAILED–Further testing stopped” after upgrading Watch MySQL (XSLoader.pm, libmysqlclient.so)

I recently ran into an issue with Perl connecting to MySQL after upgrading a plugin for cPanel/WHM called Watch MySQL. After going through the logs files I determined the error was with a missing dependency file XSLoader.pm and libmysqlclient.so. The problem actually ended up being that those files were not installed because the Perl CPAN upgrade for DBD::mysql failed. After some research it was actually very easy to fix … (more…)

New WordPress Plugin Wordcamp Miami Badges to display Badges on your Blog!

I released a new plugin today to make it very easy to display badges from Wordcamp Miami on your website.  The plugin is very simple and you can display using either a Widget or Shortcode  (more…)