Prahlad Yeri

Freelance Programmer and Writer

Articles filed under PHP


Wordpress to Pelican in 24 hours

Today, I finished migration of my blog https://prahladyeri.com from a self-hosted Wordpress site to a statically hosted Github Pages site. For the static site generator, instead of choosing Jekyll which is a hot favorite of rubyists, I went for Pelican instead as I figured my Python skills might … Read More

WordPress DIY: Adding syntax highlighting to your WordPress blog without using an external plugin

Just as my other articles in WordPress DIY series, this one also focuses on doing everything yourself by writing the code rather than using any external dependencies. There are two popular open source implementations of Syntax Highlighting JavaScript libraries: Google's Prettify and Alex Gorbatchev's Syntax Highlighter, and in this article … Read More



How to create a Google Drive App in PHP

This is the second article in the drive series for web programmers that aims to explain how to use the Google Drive API in your web applications to access files/folders on behalf of your logged-in users. One of the basic tasks here is to authenticate to google and access … Read More

Farewell Wordpress, Hello Jekyll!

Here I am, signing off from a self-hosted, over-bloated Wordpress site and finding a welcome change in Jekyll, a blog-aware static site generator. There is nothing new about this, several well-known bloggers have already migrated to Jekyll in the last few years including Rasmus Andersson, Nick Quaranto and Roger Chapman … Read More


PHP vs node.js: The REAL statistics

When it comes to web programming, I've always coded in ASP.NET or the LAMP technologies for most part of my life. Now, the new buzz in the city is node.js. It is a light-weight platform that runs javascript code on server-side and is said to improvise performance by … Read More


The 7 "Bread and Butter" Plugins for your Wordpress blog

Based on my experiments while setting up this blog, below are the 7 "bread and butter" plugins for your wordpress blog. These plugins came very handy for me and allowed me to seamlessly integrate much needed functionality in my blog without writing a single line of php code. Contact Form … Read More

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