Mesocolumn WordPress child theme fix after updating theme

It was bound to happen, the very reliable Mesocolumn Wordpress theme finally made an entry in a website's fatal error logs.  I make a habit of examining website error logs, if you have a business with a web department, insist that they regularly scan and check your website error logs or subscribe to a service…

Git resources: Git explained by humans, for humans

Good Git structure overview Structuring your Git upfront can save you a lot of headaches with you and your team later.  Here's an overview of a great article to help you get your team back to the basics and set a new baseline from which to start relying on Git more effectively as a team.…

Symfony Twig: Accessing global values reference

Here is a reference list to access global values within Twig: For more Symfony Twig shortcuts, view the Twig Cheatsheet with recent updates added, a perfect reference for Symfony web developers.

PHP Symfony Events: Developer tips to easily extend user administration and management within your code

A special thanks to James Halsall for some excellent tips in tapping into Symfony events through kernel listeners. His article explains how to create a service to trigger on certain events, this is related to the FOS User Bundle but the same pattern applies to most events in your Symfony project.  Click here to read…

New update to WordPress “Insert Script” plug-in available for WordPress PHP developers

I added some new improvements to the "Insert Script" Wordpress plug-in.  You can now declare a JSON string and it will parse it out as $json_vals_arr, an array that gets passed directly to your external PHP script. You can also declare "strings" instead of "vals" as a GET URL string like:  "strings='variable1=value1&variable2=value2&etc=andSoOn'". To download the…