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Category : WordPress
October 23, 2020

What Automatic Plugin and Theme Updates Mean for Managed WordPress Hosting

As you may have heard, WordPress 5.5 introduces a User Interface (UI) for toggling automatic plugin and theme updates. The underlying functionality has actually existed in WordPress since automatic core updates were introduced way back in WordPress 3.7, but for the first time WordPress core is shipping with a user interface for controlling what gets updated.

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 16, 2020

What is the Best Contact Form Plugin for WordPress?

Contact forms are needed on almost all websites. Luckily, there are a number of easy-to-use WordPress form plugins on the market.

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 04, 2020

How to Duplicate a WordPress Page or Post

There are a number of solid and easy-to-use plugins to enable page, post, or any custom post type to be duplicated. One of those plugins is called Yoast Duplicate Post. Using this plugin makes it easy to duplicate a site’s web page or post in WordPress.

August 28, 2020

What Is a Platform As a Service (PaaS)?

Once upon a time, software as a service was the only as a service acronym floating around. As the industry flourished though, forks came off of it into relating spaces to create a whole slew of aaS companies in numerous technological categories. One of those forks is PaaS. What Is a PaaS? PaaS stands for […]

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.