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As I stated in Part One, in this tutorial my aim was to create a PHP based web services client/server. SOAP and NuSoap were the tools I chose to use after looking into my options. This tutorial is beginner level as my experience with SOAP and NuSoap prior to this was very little. This tutorial post will cover client setup and testing.
Recently I had a need to create some PHP code that would contact a remote site for information. This is something I have not done in quite some time and have very little experience with. After looking at some of the options, I chose to do this with SOAP and more specifically NuSoap. This is a beginner level tutorial based on some of the things I played around with and eventually got to work as I wanted them to. This post will cover initial planning and the setting up of the server portion of the project.
As I have been developing the WordPress theme for this site, I decided it would be nice to use jQuery to minimize/maximize content like the current jQ theme does, though I wanted to do things a bit differently. Mainly I wanted to have different buttons for minimizing and maximizing, and I wanted to be able to use them on parts of the site other then posts. At first I thought this would be accomplished using the jQuery .toggle function, but once I started making it cross-browser compatible I realized things weren’t going to be so simple.
Today I was working on some of my content over at TC Web Development and needed to add some functionality to one of my pages that would update page content based on what content was visible in a jQuery accordion. After some tinkering I was able to figure out a way to do this and figured I would share as I did not find any other information on the web that achieved the desired effect.
Well, I have recently been away and doing some freelance work that has kept me very busy. However, I did submit the plugins to WordPress and they were both approved. In many ways they are still “rough” even though I have added many updates. However, you should expect to see them hosted at the WordPress site soon!
In our last post we added more functionality to our plugin through the use of the jQuery.cookie plugin. This allowed us to keep of the user’s selection and maintain it throughout our site. This post is the conclusion of the wordpress plugin tutorial. Even though the bulk of the coding for this plugin is done, there is still more to do before releasing it to the public. Some of my thoughts on what else needs to be done follow.