Using PHP’s PDO With WordPress

February 8, 2023

WordPress ships with it's own library for running database queries, but that doesn't mean you have to use it. In this post, you'll learn to how to use PHP's PDO in your WordPress plugin or theme.

Connect to a WordPress Lightsail Database from a GUI

June 30, 2022

Learn how to connect to your Lightsail database from TablePlus, MySQL Workbench, and any database GUI that supports SSH connections.

WordPress Post Syntax Highlighting with Highlight.js and Prism

June 9, 2022

Writing blog posts that include code? In this post, you'll learn how to add syntax highlighting to the front-end of your WordPress site.

Add a Link to Your Plugin from the WordPress Plugin List

June 8, 2022

There's nothing more annoying than installing a new WordPress plugin and having to dig around the WordPress admin menu to figure out where the plugin lives. In this post, you'll learn how to add a link to your plugin page from the plugin list.