PHP archive

I have been working with the PHP language since early 2001, first as the nerdy hobby of a spotty teen and then later into my career as a Web Developer. I try to write about PHP things that will be useful to me, useful to you, and everything in between.

Mail Form Subscriptions

In PHP

In case you missed my tweets on the subject: you can now subscribe to receive notifications of updates to my PHP mail form. I actually have a couple of updates to be applied and released within the next week or so, so if you’re using… read full entry →

PHP Mail Form – Moved

In PHP

A few folks seem to have missed my waffling about it on twitter, snark etc so consider this the ‘official’ announcement that my simple PHP mail form has moved to jem’s mail form .com

Project: Feeding Friendly

In Geek, PHP

While I was on maternity leave in 2009-2010 I had an idea for a website / mobile phone app… a central location for feeding and changing facility reviews/ratings across the UK. There was nothing else like it available, and parents (especially breastfeeding mums I came… read full entry →

Mail Form V2.2

In PHP, Updates

In anticipation of the release of my mail form as a plugin for WordPress, I have updated the standalone mail form script. Updates as follows: compressed and optimised badword checking; checking name field too more easily customisable required fields added more known bots to isBots()… read full entry →

More WordPress Goodies

In Geek, PHP, Work

I’ve been getting about a bit lately — no sarcastic comments please — so thought I’d share the results of my hard work. More WordPress stuff: Developing bespoke WordPress plugins for a work client — this one was a bit odd to write as I’m… read full entry →

Handy WordPress Dev Stuff

In Geek, Interwebs, PHP

I recently mentioned some bespoke WordPress plugin development I was doing for a work client; I have a few links I saved at the time which helped me build in styles using built-in WordPress classes, as well as functions / hooks / etc which made… read full entry →

Mail Form V2.1.2

In Geek, PHP

Version 2.1.2 of my mail form has now been released, fixing the bug preventing spaces in the name field.

Developing BabyLedWeaning.com

In Geek, PHP

To keep me on the ball while I was enjoying my extended maternity leave last year, I volunteered my services to Mumsnet regular and BabyLedWeaning.com owner/blogger ‘Aitch’. Aitch was fed up of being unable to update her existing website, based on a Joomla backend, and… read full entry →

WordPress Plugin Development

In Geek, PHP

Although I’ve used WordPress on and off for years, the closest I usually get to plugin development is custom widgets. This is not through lack of willing, but rather that everything I’ve wanted is already out there and I’m too lazy busy to reinvent the… read full entry →

PHP Mail Form Updated

In PHP, Updates

Version 2.1 of my basic free PHP mail form is now live; this has been ‘ported over from my personal domain (jemjabella.co.uk) in an attempt to organise my content (and life!) a little better. Please feel free to get in touch with feedback.

First PHP Game

In Geek, PHP

Remember when I talked about wanting to code some PHP games? (Yes, it was in 2008, what’s your point?) Well I finally managed to fit one in to my busy schedule last week, whilst avoiding studying for my current OU module. Ignoring the fact that… read full entry →

WordPress Child Pages Page… or something

In Geek, PHP

OK, back to srs business posts now… One of my current top secret projects (it’s not that exciting, I’m just helping someone convert their site to WordPress) involves creating pages with a list of child pages on ’em. Back in ye olde days I’d have… read full entry →