You can quickly create a WordPress child theme by creating a new theme directory and adding two files: style.css and functions.php.
Ideally, the PHP package manager Composer can update itself with the command composer self-update Unfortunately, when I ran this command I got [RuntimeException] SHA384 is not supported by your openssl extension, could not verify the phar file integrity This is a known issue (see Composer Issue 7669) but unfortunately the thread does not offer a […]
Recently, I tried to import a site into Local by Flywheel and it failed with the message, “TypeError: Cannot read property ‘devMode’ on null”. It turns out the site export was created with “Local Lightning” while I’m using the classic Local by Flywheel. By modifying the local-site.json file in the import, I was still able to import the site.
What does declare(strict_types=1); do in PHP? PHP is a weakly typed language, which means that when a value is of the wrong type, PHP tries to cast it to the proper type. For example if you try to add an integer and a string, echo 5 + “3”; PHP will try to cast the string […]
By default phpcs does NOT display the relevant name of the sniff when a sniff fails. By adding the ‘-s’ argument, the sniff names will be displayed. See the following from ‘phpcs –help’. Alternatively, this can be added to your PHP CodeSniffer XML Ruleset.
Curl is a fantastic tool for making web requests from the command line. As a developer, I find this tool particularly useful. Retrieve Content at a URL curl https://salferrarello.com/ Making a HEAD Call Sometimes, we want to see the Header Values returned from a URL using the HEAD. The HTTP HEAD method requests the headers […]
Sometimes after running git stash pop, I get a conflict warning and I want to discard any changes to a file. However, when I try to checkout the file I get an error message. Using reset and then checkout, lets me accomplish this goal.
I’m currently reading Neal Stephenson’s “Fall; or, Dodge in Hell” and it includes a description of a band called Pompitus Bombasticus.
This seemed like the perfect music to listen to when I’m programming. I was disappointed to find out Pompitus Bombasticus does not exist. However, if you too are in search of the mythical Pompitus Bombasticus, I suggest you check out the group Two Steps from Hell (which does actually exist).
When setting up a new site using PHPUnit 8.x and PHP 7.2, I got the error message: setUp() must be compatible with PHPUnit\Framework\TestCase::setUp Because we can now define the method as returning no value (with :void) and this is part of the method definition starting in PHPUnit 8.0.0, we need to add this in our […]