Templating in PHP with REST APIs

Here are the slides for the presentation I gave at Madison Area Technical College’s Advanced PHP class in the spring of 2019 semester.

The main objective is to learn some templating principles and see how partial templates can be managed in a larger project, and how templates can work with data, specifically received from REST APIs.

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Using Local by Flywheel for Local Laravel Development

While I mostly build with WordPress, I’m going to be working with a few projects coming up that will require a more custom application approach. So, I’m (most likely) going to use Laravel. Step one for any project is to get set up locally. If you’re like me, you like keeping things organized and try to keep things from getting redundant.

For local development, this means using one solution as best I can to make getting setup and going on new projects as simple as possible. While I’ve used ScotchBox, VVV and WP Local Docker before, I’m using Local by Flywheel all the time now. It’s easy to get rolling, consistent for our team to use, and if you want to try out something like Laravel or Craft, you can easily sub those frameworks in. 

Here’s how I’m doing that with Laravel…

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Customizing WordPress

Everyone wants a unique web presence. WordPress makes this easy by allowing us to customize our website to our heart’s content.

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