Rian Orie
As a self employed web developer I get to spend most of my time working on things I enjoy. While most of my time is spent developing in PHP, I enjoy trying out new languages and coding things in C. On a daily basis I tend to primarily end up working with Magento and WordPress though, and don't mind it one bit! You can find me on Google+, LinkedIn and Twitter.
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    Understanding Magento ObserversMagento
    Magento has a pretty well implemented Event/Observer system, but before we dive into the specifics, let's make sure that we have a clear understanding of the design patterns that are in play in the Magento application.Read More…
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    Adding a Custom Product Type in MagentoMagento
    Sometimes the available product types just aren’t enough. Magento has the different types pretty well covered, but there’s just situations where it simply makes more sense to have a separate product type. For me, one of those situations was when I needed to create a custom product module that would handle generating a customized PDF based on the options of the product that was purchased.Read More…
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    Trim the Bloat: Taking Another LookTrimthebloat
    Throughout this series, we've been looking at a number of different strategies for keeping our WordPress installations as lean as possible. In doing this, we've talked about a number practical tips to follow regardless of the nature of your project. In this post, we're going to summarize everything that we've covered in the series in order to provide a single page guide to the tips we've covered, and a reference to the rests of the post in this series.Read More…
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    Trim the Bloat: Lean It OutTrimthebloat
    The third post in the series. This one will focus on the actual examples on trimming down a WordPress site. Less is more, and this post will attempt to show you exactly how to achieve less, rather than more.Read More…
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    Trim the Bloat: Optimize Your AssetsTrimthebloat
    In the first post in this series, we took a look at a few things that we can do in order to keep our WordPress installation healthy. But that's not all we can do. In this post, we're going to cover what to do with your assets like stylesheets, JavaScript files, images and more. Read More…
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    Trim the Bloat: An Introduction to Keeping WordPress LeanTrimthebloat
    Making the right choices on what to use in your WordPress installation is important. It's so easy to stack up plugins and themes without spending a second thought about what kind of impact these additions can have on your site.Read More…
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    Trim the Bloat: An Introduction to Keeping WordPress HealthyTrimthebloat
    As site owners or developers, we have a responsibility. Specifically, we're responsible to make sure that our site is usable for our visitors and that our content can be easily consumed. To do this, we rely on an array of plugins and themes that come packed with every option the creator could think of and then some more. We can do better. We should do better.Read More…