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Looking for a reasonably stable Geolocation API to find out more about an IP address (user) that visits your site or application? It's your lucky day — because I built an exhaustive list for that. It includes Gelocating APIs, their responses, and limitations.Ahmad Awais
WordPress 4.8 just got released. As usual, I got props for my core contributions but my wife — Maedah Batool — she also became a Core Contributor — her first contribution. Join me to say congrats to her :)Ahmad Awais
More often than not, we find ourselves in a situation where something needs to be automated. For example, since I use Let’s Encrypt SSL certificates, I have to renew them every 90 days. To automate it, I use a simple cron. Being a DevOps fanboy, I like doing things from scratch. This article will help you write a simple cron yourself [...]Ahmad Awais
People often wonder, why WordPress gets so many updates so often. Many people I meet who actually consider this a bad thing. Recently, at a meetup, a group of students came up to me, worried sick. They wanted to use WordPress for their software engineering final years’ project. Though, they were not as comfortable with WordPress as [...]Ahmad Awais
I was working on a new project, where I only needed to convert Sass to CSS in a WordPress site. Since WPGulp was an overkill for this, I went ahead and built WPSass. Just does one thing, and does it well.Ahmad Awais
Do away with perfection. It’s a curse. Innovation is messy. Be messy, launch soon, do more, do NOT hibernate.Yeah, it’s all good advice until unless you start a side project yourself. Engineer you are, you get back to what you do, you start solving problems. Even those, that are only in your head. That’s pretty much what I have been [...]Ahmad Awais
I am a WordPress plugin developer. While I have written many plugins for WordPress and shared them on GitHub, I also host 12 plugins on the WordPress.org/Plugins repository — with more than 400k total downloads. A few days ago the new WordPress plugin repo went live, and I along with many other developers got surprised by that. I was [...]Ahmad Awais
I am a social animal and that my friend is an understatement. I love to talk, hang out, and be social. Though, I am a tech geek (full stack web dev) — point being I am not an introvert. I have been using Facebook for I think even before I found WordPress. That was a decade ago. And before that, there was MySpace — not forgetting about [...]Ahmad Awais