WordPress Plugin Creation Tutorial – Simplest way

Today I asked myself how to explain to a junior, how to create a wordpress plugin, the simplest way. Without the inclusion of complex structures with public folder, includes, ….., but something very very simple.

Below I will explain how to create a plugin to manage some date, in this example is a Sport Race:
– Create Sport Race
– Insert members of a Sport Race
– Show table with Sport Race, and manage data (bulk delete)
– Show table with Sport Race, and manage data (bulk delete)
– Upload media using WordPress System (media manager of wordpress)

You can download it on: GITHUB

The structure of the project in the Plugin name directory is:

As you can see, a simple list of file with no directory

My project as two section: Sport Race and Members
Each section is composed by two file: _page.php and _table.php
And a file of system: plugin_activation.php

For example now analyze two file: sportrace_page.php and sportrace_table.php

For the sportrace_table.php will explain in the next article how to create a table, now take a look at file, is very simple.
For now i will explain how to use it in the sportrace_page.php

At top of page we put

For the inclusion of table put:

In the plugin_activation.php you can find the mysql create query and the menu inclusion!

Let’s start to create your wordpress plugin! Simple and Fast!

Ebay OAuth 2 Generate Token and Refresh – PHP

Today i will show to you how to use a OAuth 2 on Ebay, so how you can take your token, and then use it.

At first you must to register on https://developer.ebay.com

Then you must to set your Application on (Sandbox/Test or Production, in this guide i show to you Production procedure) https://developer.ebay.com/my/keys

After you must to have a situation like this:

Now we have:
– Client ID
– Dev ID
– Client Secret

We need:
– Authorization Code
– Access Token
– Refresh Token

Authorization Code

At first we must to generate the Authorization Code, and for this procedure we must to paste an url on the browser and copy the query string “code”.
So click on the “User token link”

Click on “Get a Token from eBay via Your Application”

Then you must to “Add eBay Redirect URL”
So you generate your app details, you can see the
“Your branded eBay Production Sign In (OAuth)” or if sandbox (test)
“Your branded eBay SandboxSign In (OAuth)”

Copy the link, that is like:

https://auth.ebay.com/oauth2/authorize?client_id=App-PRD-hhhhhf72-3hhb&response_type=code&redirect_uri=YourName-App–okllp&scope=https://api.ebay.com/oauth/api_scope https://api.ebay.com/oauth/api_scope/sell.marketing.readonly https://api.ebay.com/oauth/api_scope/sell.marketing https://api.ebay.com/oauth/api_scope/sell.inventory.readonly https://api.ebay.com/oauth/api_scope/sell.inventory https://api.ebay.com/oauth/api_scope/sell.account.readonly https://api.ebay.com/oauth/api_scope/sell.account https://api.ebay.com/oauth/api_scope/sell.fulfillment.readonly

Put this link on your browser, and login with your ebay account, so then you must to redirect on another page that sayd to you that the application has grant, and in the url bar you find your authorization code.


Access Token and Refresh Token

Now with our authorization code, we call this url to take our access and refresh token.
For this call we need the authorization header, and create a base64 encode with clientID and certID.
And then in the parameter set Authorization code and RuName

Why we have access token and refresh token?

We use Access Token for all the api request on eBay service.
We use Refresh Token to regenerate a Access Token.

Access token is valid 2 hour, but Refresh Token is valid 18 months.

How can i refresh my access token?

You must to take a call to this service, passing your refresh code, and the service return to you your new access token

I suggest to save your Access Token and Refresh Token on Database.

At the end my eBay API Simple Class

Yii 2 Framework Configure on Plesk 17 – Nginx

today i want to explain how to configure a app with framework Yii 2 on your hosting Plesk.
In my case i have Plesk 17.8, the problem is how to configure the subdirectory and so how to convert the htaccess of Yii 2 app.

On Plesk 17 you must to configure the site, on run PHP-FPM un on nginx.
So go in the Hosting Setting of the domain:

Hosting Setting

So go in the Hosting Setting of the domain:

Apache & nginx Settings

You must to disable Proxy mode

Than we must to configure the Additional nginx directives
So go in the Apache & nginx Settings of the domain
Than into Additional nginx directives copy this code (change YOURDOMAIN with the domain that you want to configure):

If you want you can enable nginx caching

Press “OK” and enjoy

Angular 6 – ADAL Dynamic Parameter initialization

We have seen in the previous article, how to implement the ADAL Authentication in Angular 6.

Now we can see, how to do, for init the ADAL Module with dynamic parameter, for example we can take them from database, or json file configuration.

We must to open the app.module.ts
Search the “imports” line, where we have write:

As we can see, the parameter are static, now we want to take them from a web service.

We must to change the “forRoot” function, and pass a function that return the object with parameter configuration

If you have compile error build for example:
Function expressions are not supported in decorators in ‘ɵ0’

Build with:


Angular 6 – ADAL Authentication

Today i want to talk to you about Microsoft ADAL (Azure Active Directory Authentication Library).
ADAL allows users to authenticate in Active Directory (AD) local or in the cloud and take token to protect the API.

How can i do to integrate it in a Angular 6 app?

1) Install the js library microsoft-adal-angular6

2) Open app.component.ts
2.1) Import the microsoft adal

2.2) In the export class AppComponent change the constructor

3) Open app.module.ts
3.1) Import the microsoft adal

3.2) We must to change our routes

3.3) In NgModule import library

If you want an example Angular 6 ADAL App click here.

Angular 6 Material – MatDatePicker italian format dd/MM/yyyy

Material Angular is very very useful library to generate beautiful app with material design and use all the power of angular.
Today we can see how to set the format for the MatDatePicker with dd/MM/yyyy so how to customize it, then you can change it.

In our Angular 6 project we must to install moment.
So execute in our project directory:

Then we must to open our

At the end all the date in our project became with the format dd/mm/yyyy!!
Some question contact me.

Angular 6 – IE 11 method fill not supported

You have created your angular app and now you have some error about method fill, for example: “Object doesn’t support property or method ‘fill'”.
Line that fail: var HEADER_FILLER = new Array(HEADER_OFFSET).fill(null); (Angular core).

Don’t worry the solution is easy. You must open your file on: src/polyfill.ts
At line 21 of the file you see:

/** IE9, IE10 and IE11 requires all of the following polyfills. **/

and many “import ‘core-js/es6/BLABLA’” commented.

You must to uncomment all:

/** IE9, IE10 and IE11 requires all of the following polyfills. **/
import 'core-js/es6/symbol';
import 'core-js/es6/object';
import 'core-js/es6/function';
import 'core-js/es6/parse-int';
import 'core-js/es6/parse-float';
import 'core-js/es6/number';
import 'core-js/es6/math';
import 'core-js/es6/string';
import 'core-js/es6/date';
import 'core-js/es6/array';
import 'core-js/es6/regexp';
import 'core-js/es6/map';
import 'core-js/es6/weak-map';
import 'core-js/es6/set';

Build and fun!

Complete Guide Ionic 3 Firebase with cordova plugin firebase

Okay let’s start to integrate in our Ionic 3 app the Firebase Google Cloud Message with the cordova plugin firebase.
In the Ionic 3 we can found the native integration with this plugin. For the documentation click here.
It work with IOS 10 and IOS 11 and latest version of Android, i have tested it.

In this guide we can see:
Install cordova plugin firebase on Ionic app
Setting cordova plugin firebase on Ionic app
Setting Firebase Cloud Message


Install the Ionic Firebase module

We must to install the npm library and the cordova plugin so let’s start to execute this command:

Then we must to use it on our app, so let’s start to include it in our app.module.ts, import it and then add into “providers” section.


Setting cordova plugin firebase on Ionic app

Now we can use it in our app.component.ts, for the grant permission, registration of token.
This is a simplest installation, import it, add in the constructor, and then use this.firebase to attach at the event.

For IOS is very important the method “grantPermission”

Now we must to setting up the account on the firebase cloud messaage, so we can generate two files:
google-services.json (Android)
GoogleService-Info.plist (IOS)

We can add this file in the root directory, with the config.xml and package.json file.

Setting Firebase Cloud Message

To setting up the firebase account remind to this guide: https://engineering.hexacta.com/managing-push-notifications-with-ionic2-3698249c07a

Remember, is very important that you upload you APN CERTIFICATE IOS, if you not load it the notifications not work.
This guide: https://firebase.google.com/docs/cloud-messaging/ios/certs


If you have some question write me.

ElasticSearch 5 – NEST Dynamic QueryContainer with QueryContainerDescriptor

How can i create a dynamic QueryContainer with many QueryContainerDescriptor?
How to dynamically build up a Bool query using the NEST client?

I will teach you how to create a dynamic nest query with and logic.

You must to write your QueryContainer:

Then we must to attach to them the many filters that we want

Add in and another filter to out QueryContainer. Just need to create the other QueryContainerDescriptor

We have created a query to extract: (student with age >= XX && age <= YY) && (school with alumn number > 0)

Now we must to use it:

Use the _ in the lambda expressions, because we don’t care about the parameter!
I use the Scroll() method in my query, if you want to know how to manage the Scroll, see this guide.


Do you know a simplest method?
There is some error in my article?
Or if you have a question write me!


ElasticSearch 5 – How to start using NEST C# .net

In this guide i want to show you how to start in c# .net framework with ElasticSearch version 5, with the library NEST.


Elasticsearch is a Lucene-based search server with Full Text capability, with support for distributed architectures. All features are natively exposed through RESTful interface, while information is handled as JSON documents.
Is a database that contain many table and date, the table are called “index” and the date are called “documents” is like a no-sql database, as mongodb or couchbase.
In each “index” you can load many “documents” with many different “mapping”.

I suggest to install Kibana to manage ElasticSeach. Starter guide.


You can put the mapping on elastic search server throw Kibana dev console.
Mapping is the process of defining how a document, and the fields it contains, are stored and indexed. For instance, use mappings to define:

  • which string fields should be treated as full text fields.
  • which fields contain numbers, dates, or geolocations.
  • whether the values of all fields in the document should be indexed into the catch-all _allfield.
  • the format of date values.
  • custom rules to control the mapping for dynamically added fields.

In the mapping you can define the field, and each field as a datatype. Read the official guide for all datatypes.
Principles datatype:
– boolean
– int | short | long
– date
– text
– keyword
– specialized type (as IP, Completion (autocomplete), Token count datatype)


NEST is a high level client that has the advantage of having mapped all the request and response objects, comes with a strongly typed query DSL that maps 1 to 1 with the Elasticsearch query DSL, and takes advantage of specific .NET features such as covariant results and auto mapping of POCOs. NEST internally uses and still exposes the low level Elasticsearch.Net client.
Link to download NEST.


Now we must to create the filter query to take data.
Using Nest to take this is very simple, i show you an example:

Mapping of data type and method:
Boolean => Exists
Date => DateRange
Number => Range
Text Like => WildCard
Text Exact => Term

Now i’have used the Bool Query type, but exist other type, remind you to this official link.


The scroll API allows you to efficiently page through a large dataset as it keeps the query alive in the cluster. And if you want all / unlimited data, without pagination.