A few weeks ago, I ran into an issue with the Entity Reference module and the Internationalization suite. A client with a project featuring content in multiple languages, wanted the autocomplete widget only to show suggestions in the active language. On the surface, this didn't look like an exceptional request, but the process to devise a good solution became quite interesting.
Over the past decade, I've been writing my personal lifelog on netsensei.be. I started out using Movable Type but switched to WordPress soon after. Deployment of updates has always been a nagging problem. I went through the painstaking motions using FTP, SCP and other tools. Oftentimes, I would forego an upgrade because the process of ugprading was just too time consuming.
Say hello to the new colada.be. This site has gotten a complete overhaul. It's been redesigned and rebuild from scratch. It's one project I wanted to do over the fall season. Not only did I take the opportunity to try out several new hip tools such as Sass & Grunt, I also wanted to confront myself with my own creative process.
Over the past couple years, I’ve been working on and off on the integration between Mollom and WordPress. Today, I proudly present you the release of the second version of the plugin. Nearly 4 years in development, the plugin has been completely re-architected. It contains many improvements and new features below and above the hood:
The other day, I had to tweak the "Add to cart" feature which comes out of the box with Drupal Commerce. Adding and tweaking features in Commerce can be a bit daunting. The package contains a fully fledged API with several subsystems to handle orders, products, checkout,... It's easy to get lost if you are new. This article explores this use case and the particularities I had to go through.
Back in the mid-naughties, blogs came under heavy attack from comment spammers. It was a blog authors' nightmare. Before long, your well gardened blog would become filled with comments promoting enhancing medicine and what-not. Spammers use the generated links to get a higher indexing rating from searchbots in an effort to maximize their margins. At the time, there were only a few solutions like primitive CAPTCHA's and their ilk. Then, Automattic introduced Akismet. This centralized service analyses content and tells you whether it's spam or not. Soon, WordPress core shipped with an Akismet plugin.