Blogify the Laravel blog package

Blogify is a blog package made for Laravel,

I created Blogify last year as my final project for school. The reason why I choose to create a package, is that the Laravel community had given so much resources to me and I wanted to give something back.

But why a blog package and not something else?

During my internship I saw that there where a lot of projects that where build a long time ago and suddenly needed a blog and because one of those projects was custom and was based on Laravel we had to write a whole new feature, no big deal but when i asked around it seemed like this happend more often then I expected.

I inspired my whole backend styling on WordPress, it’s the most used blog system in the world so there should be a good reason to do it on a different way.

The WordPress way works and most bloggers know where to search for general things.

But why should u choose Blogify over WordPress? Blogify is designed for developers who love custom build tools and want to integrate a simple blog without using WordPress. And it’s still as easy as managing a WordPress blog.

Eventually I graduated and got nice grades (15/20) for the Blogify package, a very excited Jury and a mention in the Laravel-news newsletter. But then I started working and Blogify did not get the love it needed, unsolved issues, the installation process did not work anymore and 2 new versions of Laravel where released but Blogify was still where it was a year ago.

Last week I started thinking …. the project where I put so much time in was just sitting there somewhere on the web, such a sad story.

So I decided to give Blogify the love it deserved and I migrated the code base over to Laravel 5.2 and solved the issues so users could install it smoothly again.

Make sure to check out this awesome package and spread the word so that I can actually give something back to the community.

Language saver for splash pages using WPML

Recently at work we where implementing a multi language website using WordPress and WPML.
Users would enter the website through a splash page where they have to select their language of choice. While WPML is a very large and popular plugin we couldn’t find a build in feature or plugin to remember the language of choice of the user. So that when they come back to our website they don’t hit the splash page anymore.

After a good google search we came to the conclusion that there wasn’t something out there that could handle our needs so I started developing my first WordPress plugin called: “Language saver for splash pages using WPML”. The plugin is out there for free so feel free to use it.

A big shoutout to These Days Labs for supporting the development of this plugin.

Hello world!

Welcome to my brand new blog. It is a personal experiment to improve my writing and a backlog for problems I tackled in the past. And maybe I can help someone else with any of the solved problems.

Find any typos? Please let me know I do my best not making them but as a dyslectic it is sometimes really hard so I would appreciate it to drop me a line if you find a typo.