Parsing $_POST variables and arrays with filter_input_array, filter input and FILTER_CALLBACK

Another day, another PHP Codesniffer induced solution to some code that worked fine before, but I just couldn't leave it alone once Codesniffer scolded me. This time it was: Detected access of super global var $_POST, probably needs manual inspection No problem. I've used filter_input before, lets do this. First problem, I'm dealing with an … Continue reading Parsing $_POST variables and arrays with filter_input_array, filter input and FILTER_CALLBACK

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Repairing a Variable VVV Install

I don’t know what I am from a development point of view. I started out as a front-end developer, but one that had the design skills akin to Donald Trump’s abilities in the art of tact, wit and diplomacy. I quickly left the design to other people and developed a vast array of IE6 hacks … Continue reading Repairing a Variable VVV Install

Testing values filtered with filter_input with PHPUnit

In an attempt to shape myself into a poster boy for "Best Practice WordPress Development", I've faithfully installed, Vagrant, I write unit tests and I run Codesniffer on all the new code I write (and am painstakingly refactoring old code at the same time). On a recent job, a quick run of Codesniffer produced (among … Continue reading Testing values filtered with filter_input with PHPUnit

Using the same login for two different WordPress sites on the same domain

Consider this scenario. You have a WordPress site with a large user base set up on a domain. Lets call it iwishicouldcodebetter.com (because test.com and example.com are already taken). Over time you get sick of answering emails asking you how to use your site. You add a documentation site at documents.iwishicouldcodebetter.com and fill it with … Continue reading Using the same login for two different WordPress sites on the same domain

Overriding time() when unit testing with PHPUnit

Over the last year or so, I've discovered the wonderful world of Unit Testing. In a slightly verbose nutshell, Unit Testing involves: Trying to get PHPUnit installed (considerably easier for me on VVV than XAMPP btw) Finally getting it to work, but not quite being sure how. Reading some tutorials that get you up to … Continue reading Overriding time() when unit testing with PHPUnit