Exposing Configuration in Symfony 2 Bundles

In Symfony 2 there are two main ways to define configuration options for a bundle. The first way is to simply define parameters in the service container and the second is to expose semantic configuration for your bundle. more…



Preventing SQL Injection in PHP

sql_injection

SQL Injection is a vulnerability that allows an attacker to insert or inject a SQL query into an application. Injection is number one vulnerability on the OWASP Top Ten list for 2013. Common ways to exploit this vulnerability is to add a SQL statement into a form element or by sending POST/GET requests with the query using known parameters. The risk of SQL injection is loss or compromise of critical or sensitive data. more…




PHP and the Elvis Operator

elvis

In PHP the ternary operator can really help clean up your code, especially for short conditional assignments. The ternary operator can help improve the readability of your code as well. Someone recently enlightened me and showed me the Elvis operator and it’s usage for simple assignments. more…



Scroll Back to Top WordPress Plugin

Red Docked Bottom Button

Scroll Back to Top is a WordPress plugin to add a button that appears only when users scroll down the page allowing them to scroll to the top of the page. The plugin comes pre-configured and is fully functional on activation. The plugin offers a number of webmaster-friendly features to completely customize the look, position, and animation. more…


Scroll Back to Top WordPress Plugin Button Designs

Grey Circle Button

The WordPress Scroll Back to Top plugin is extremely flexible and can accommodate nearly any design to match an existing website.  By adjusting a few simple configuration options you can easily adapt the plugin to your site in minutes.  To give you some inspiration for different scroll to top button ideas and to illustrate how simple it is to change the design I have a few screenshots of the button in action along with the settings needed to execute the design. more…


Managing WordPress Roles and Capabilities

The WordPress permissions system is pretty straight forward, each task a user performs on a WordPress installation requires the capability to perform that task. These capabilities are how a WordPress installation can allow authors to write articles but not edit plugins, or allow editors to manipulate content but not change a theme. more…