Author Archives: Laurence

How to Override a Composer Dependency so it Pulls From Your Branch

Ran into a situation this week where I needed to fix and slightly customize a dependency of a dependency. This was for a Laravel project that uses Composer to manage dependencies.  Since I’m using Composer everything in /vendor is managed by Composer … Continue reading

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DBAs are Out of Style and Now There’s a Hole In Your Database

The concept of a DBA – database administrator, has practically gone out of style as a full time job. DBA work, if it is being done, is handled by someone or something else, perhaps in a more vanilla way that … Continue reading

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Add Facebook Open Graph (OG) meta tags to your WordPress site with one function

See below for a basic WordPress function that adds Facebook Open Graph OG meta tags to your WordPress site. Works with WordPress version 4.7.2 (at this site). Facebook OG meta tags have become a standard way of making embedded links … Continue reading

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