I’m teaching a few workshops this month aimed at those looking to level up their WordPress development chops. It’s got me thinking a lot about what you need to do quality WordPress development.
Is a commercial WordPress plugin a good business move? Maybe, if you have time to grow the business and the team to do it right.
The biggest inducer of anxiety in my business is decisions with no clear answer. In these situations, data is the best anecdote.
The WordPress REST API’s inclusion in core “sometime in 2015,” something everyone is excited about, has until this week and everyone couldn’t wait. Now that’s not so certain. But it’s a feature we need in WordPress, and it’s ready. To waste this opportunity now would be a huge mistake.
Some tools take training to use, and others you can learn like magic. Still others teach you how to use other, more powerful tools. I think we might have made one of those.
This post is not a tutorial on learning OPP. Instead a collection of posts and series on learning object-oriented PHP for WordPress development, in the order I would recommend reading them. Think it as the reading list for a course on OOP that I really should teach one day.
My first post for WPMU was published recently and is in sharable list form! I detailed ten ways to improve your wp-config file to improve your site security and make your life easier. Read the article here.
In Gethen, my new child theme for _Second Foundation, I created an option for fixing the header to the top of the page. Its pretty easy to do this with a little css “postion:fixed”, but keeping it from clipping the top of the page content is a little trickier. In a static html site you […]
Why serve big images, designed to be viewed on a big desktop monitor for a tiny mobile device?