Bilal Shaheen
Bilal Shaheen is a blogger, author and a guitarist from Pakistan.
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    Introduction to ProcessWirePw2 logo 2
    ProcessWire is an open source CMS and CMF. It uses a JQuery-inspired API and uses custom fields to achieve any task thrown at it. In this article I'll give an introduction to ProcessWire and go through some of its pros and cons.Read More…
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    Hosting a WordPress Website on Google App EnginePreview%20image
    A simple guide on how to set up Google App Engine for your WordPress installation. By using the powerful infrastructure of Google, you can now speed up your WordPress website to blazing fast speeds. Websites like Khan Academy, Rovio and Snapchat are a few examples. Read More…
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    Introduction to the Genesis FrameworkThumbnail
    There are a lot of WordPress frameworks out there. Most of them are paid and some surprisingly are free like Hybrid or Thematic. Most WordPress users who are using frameworks either use Thesis or Genesis. "Why use a framework?", one might ask. It’s because of its simplicity and straightforwardness. Although it’s difficult to switch to a framework, and learning it in the initial stages can be quite difficult, it will definitely pay off in the long run.Read More…
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    Building Custom WordPress WidgetsThumbnail
    Building WordPress widgets is just like building a plugin but it is more simple and straightforward. All you need to do is have a single file in which all the PHP goes and it's easier to code than a plugin which can have more than one file. There are three major functions of a widget which can be broken down into widget, update and form.Read More…
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    Quick Tip: Writing Simple Modular CodeThumbnail
    In my last article, we learned a new way to use Bitly URLs in WordPress. In most of these cases we usually edit our functions.php file. Today we'll learn a new method for how we can keep our functions.php file nice and clean by using a modular approach.Read More…
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    Secure Your WordPress Against User-Agents and BotsThumbnail
    Lately there have been a lot of WordPress sites compromised only due to the bots that roam the world wide web! There are a lot of plugins out there which can protect your WordPress baby by blocking these "roguish" bots! In this article you will be learning an easy and useful method of adeptly configuring your .htaccess file to filter these bots which can infect your website and can eat up your server resources. So get your .htaccess file ready for editing!Read More…
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    Using Bitly URLs in WordPress and use them with Twitter and GooglePlus ScriptsThumbnail
    So you want to use your bitly account with your WordPress based website? Well that’s really simple. All you need is to pay attention and follow the steps accordingly in the following tutorial!Read More…