Category: Beyond

Out of the box

On WordPress and Working Smarter

Today I found two brilliant posts that I would like to share with as many people as possible. While everyone is focused on what the market says or what seems natural, occasionally there are many obvious factors that are left unnoticed and could affect our entire life and career. The first article that I’ve read…

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The Low Barrier of WordPress

Coen Jacobs wrote a post recently, asking Is WordPress Too Easy? I was about to follow-up on that, but due to time constraints, my thoughts flew away, but I felt the urge to do a part 2 on that series, with some other thoughts. What is WordPress? No, I’m not going to define that as…

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Git and GitHub for SVN developers

My latest post on contribution tips I learned from scribu was mostly influenced by his work on GitHub on projects such as WP-CLI or wp-posts-to-posts, and his setup over there. I also had a few related contribution-related posts before than (and several more to come in the next few months). Ajay commented on one of them asking…

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Java is not JavaScript

Recently I’ve been taking notes on some tweets and job offers from different individuals and companies around the world and there are 2 common mistakes I see everywhere: WordPress is spelled exactly like this – with a capital ‘W’ and a capital ‘P’. Please don’t hire people for yourself if you are not aware of…

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Xdebug on Ubuntu for WordPress

Turns out enabling Xdebug on Ubuntu for Eclipse PDT is easier than doing the same on Windows. The short version is installing the module as per this tutorial – http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=525257 sudo apt-get install php5-dev php-pear sudo pecl install xdebug sudo updatedb locate xdebug (this one finds the xdebug path) sudo gedit /etc/php/apache2/php.ini Adding this line…

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ManageWP – the XXI century migration

One awesome service I’ve found recently is the ManageWP one – service that allows you to manage all your WP sites through one dashboard only. Since we’ve found it we no longer use the BackupBuddy plugin (except for some specific cases of course). However ManageWP let us clone our installs and do fresh installations for…

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Idea: “Theme Check” for plugins

WPCandy published a great post on plugins and the numbers of plugins to be used per website. Recently more and more developers do complain about the number of plugins that a client is running. But nobody asks the real question: how many of these plugins are actually of  _high quality_? From what I’ve encountered through…

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