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Curtis McHale
Curtis is a husband, father, developer and business coach. He specializes in helping people build a business that lets them spend time with their family instead of working all the time.
October 19, 2020

Use WordPress Testing Tools to Build Your Plugin & Run Unit Tests in Github Actions

Today we’re going to cover how to combine concepts from unit testing best practices and Github Actions so that we’re running our tests automatically with Github actions when pushing new code to the repository.

October 14, 2020

The Business Case for Testing Your Code

Why should developers ship features a bit slower as they take time to write tests? It’s simple. Tested code is good code. Start viewing testing practices as an investment instead of an expense to your business.

October 02, 2020

Git Hooks

Git is a powerful version control system that we’ve barely scratched the surface on over our last few posts. Today, we’re going to look at the automation power that Git can give you with Git Hooks.

September 30, 2020

Understanding WordPress Unit Testing Jargon

Today, we’re going to take another step towards writing well-tested code, by introducing you to all the jargon that gets thrown around when you talk about unit testing for WordPress.

September 28, 2020

Introduction to Unit Testing for WordPress

While you can find lots of content about unit testing PHP applications, there aren’t many people talking about unit testing specifically for WordPress. There is precious little written about where to start for developers that are ready to increase their code quality and want to learn how to add tests to their work.

September 24, 2020

Deploy WordPress with Github Actions

Automating your WordPress deployment, and taking the time to get it right, means you never accidentally overwrite the wrong files, put the wrong files in the wrong directory, or make any other of the many mistakes I’ve made moving files around in the 12 years I’ve been building sites. A day or two of time spent configuring deployment for your first time is worth saving that pain.

September 16, 2020

Adding Custom Triggers to AutomateWoo

AutomateWoo is built specifically for WooCommerce; to automate your customer interactions completely inside your WordPress admin interface. This means that it has fairly deep hooks into WooCommerce that you can leverage.

August 26, 2020

Advanced Git Usage & Workflows

Even if you’re the only person working on a project, using Git and a Git workflow will help you keep your projects organized. You won’t need to press CTRL + Z until you’ve reset your work after writing code that didn’t work. You’ll be able to trust your system and keep producing work for your projects.

August 24, 2020

Introduction to Git

By using Git to manage your client projects, you will save yourself headaches since you can roll back changes or discard entire branches if you no longer want the work you’ve done. No more Ctrl + Z until you think you’ve rolled back far enough, Git will keep track of it all for you.

August 19, 2020

Getting Started with the WordPress Transients API

Today we’re going to look at one of the built-in methods that WordPress provides developers to help speed up those API calls, by caching the results with the WordPress Transients API.