I’ve really struggled over the years to find a good local WordPress setup, and I think I finally have something that I love. It’s been incredibly effective, fast, and adaptable to not only my specific plugin scenario, but with a few tweaks to the script, can be used to set up a local environment for just about any WordPress setup.
Most of my web development work is done through WordPress. I've built hundreds of little WordPress plugins, and dozens of scratch-made sites. At this point, I've modified nearly every corner of WordPress at some point since I started using it in 2009.
Since shutting down my agency last year, I’ve noticed a considerable uptick in the quality of work I find. Let’s hope this trend is a signal that my pivot was the right choice, and it continues to grow.
I LOVE THIS IDEA. I'll be interested to see how this progresses.
I hope it's possible to detect that the current environment is the playground. That could allow developers to tailor parts of the experience for the preview, such as pre-importing sample data, pre-configuring connections to APIs, or other un-imagined things.
Lesley recently shared a really fun anecdote about how she became weirdly synonymous with pizza. I love these stories, and it's a pretty interesting case study for the "wacky" TLDs. I didn't remember her plugin's name, but I did remember that she was somehow associated with Pizza.
Fellow WordPress developers building websites, I beg you. Please learn about must-use plugins, and every time you think about adding a special hook to your functions.php file, think for a moment - is what you're adding going likely going to want to continue to be used when you change themes? If so, put it in your must-use plugin instead of the theme. You'll save yourself (or the next person to work on this site) so many headaches when you change the theme in the future.
I’m gearing up for WordPress side projects this season. Seeking teams managing complex WP sites needing tech help. I have experience in technical site audits, custom RESTful integrations, and plugin feature work. Check the post for more information, links to relevant case studies, and how to get in-touch.
This presentation covers how I transformed my website from being a static digital portfolio into a dynamic hub, ingrained with my social presence, containing the most authentic version of me online.
WPTavern launched a forum today. How amazing would it be if they federated this?
I’ve started to use Cloudinary for media hosting solution on this site. It seems really good so-far, except for the fact that my media URLs aren’t working quite right when I upload from mobile. Hoping to get that resolved because other than that, this seems like the perfect solution to my problem.
I submitted a bug report for the Cloudinary plugin, related to the mobile experience when uploading media using the WordPress app.