If there is anything I’m passionate about nothing beats the passion to use technology to benefit fellow humans.
Since I got the opportunity to live in the generation where the world is a global community because of internet, it gifts me the privilege to learn and share. This festival season, I would like teach you about developing functional web applications using modern tools and approaches.
Take a look at the table of contents.
- Web design vs Web applications development
- Extending is smart!
- Components of a Web application.
- Powering web applications with WordPress
- The do list application
At the end of the tutorial I expect the reader to:-
- To differentiate web design from web development.
- To learn the different components together with their functionality in web applications.
- To develop web applications using WordPress as an underlying framework.
Stay tuned for the next post, in which I will reveal my experiences and the requirements you need to benefit from this short but practical tutorial.
Building myself as an entrepreneur I juggled between freelance and employment. During the time until mid 2015 the market pulled me into and I virtually identified myself as an Information Technology expert than what I truly desired to be since 2003.
You see I wanted to code and develop solutions which could help me especially. I never owned a PlayStation yet kids next door did, my playing time was boring most of the time. Such incited the desire to be creative. Later spent every penny in the internet cafes for years to learn this thing called software development.
All the way, developed desire to make money, so I instead of going at it through coding looked for the simplest way possible. I went into troubleshooting computers and setting up internet cafes. As this brought in some money, it positioned me more into the I.T arena than giving than coding. Much as had lots of ideas flowing in my blood, couldn’t find the courage to start or pick up where I left off.
When you want to be something, it’s good to discover the way you want to do it and fall that. If you don’t you are most likely to do it just like anyone else. Will this bring you happiness?
As for me solving problems through coding will be my first method, even if I run away it will always haunt me.
If anyone wants freedom or is pursuing happiness my recommendation is to try and spare sometime to discover yourself. Try so much to become as much self aware as possible so that if anyone has to tell you something they know or are observing about you, you don’t feel offended and surprised. Because you entirely know where it begins and ends.
For many coders, there is pain on start and during debugging phase but that pain has never compared to the happiness that comes at launch of our system.
If you’ve never gone through any self-awareness program, start now. Don’t let fears and thoughts like discovering the opposite that you want something or you who someone else than you’ve known. The magic here is that you will know yourself more than anyone knows you and you can now continue on your journey taking the right direction. I got a chance to attend Unleash dreams in 2016 co-found by David Reeve. One of the sessions Christine taught us about the life ecosystem, it’s my center of reflection since then.
Woocommerce is one of the most popular plugins for WordPress because it’s used by anyone wants to setup online shop without the need writing a single line of code.
Themes are one of the notable features that come with Woocommerce out of box. It comes with a default theme as well as you can download many out from WordPress.org theme repository and many theme stores online. In fact most of those themes on the WordPress repository and theme stores are fully compatible with WordPress.
Therefore this post is targeting people with custom themes made by themselves or got from somewhere but haven’t come with Woocommerce support.
Let’s start right away!
Go to Appearance -> Edit after logging in to the WordPress Dashboard where Woocommerce is installed.
Look for the functions.php file. For experienced WordPress coders you can create your own site specific plugin. This is where you can add custom code.
Let’s remove a Woocommerce sidebar action.
Use the code below in your themes functions.php or site specific plugin.
remove_action( ‘woocommerce_sidebar’, ‘woocommerce_get_sidebar’, 10 );
Save and reload the front-end of your shop page.
As simple as that.