I was tooling around the site earlier and I noticed some missing images from a post. What you don’t see from the front end is that there are dozens of unpublished posts that I didn’t republish after rebuilding the site because of said missing images. Rather than dig up the past (we’re techies, not archeologists!) we’re going to focus on making new content instead.
Nope, it’s not the best example of how to structure, code, or deploy modern software. But software serves people, and WordPress does a darn good job of that.
Have you ever written plugin code in WordPress that was dependent on another plugin to run? If your code tries to execute before the plugin you require has loaded, obviously, it won’t work. There’s a very simple way to make sure that your plugin doesn’t run until it’s ready.
I’ve known about Laravel since I first started investigating PHP frameworks years ago. At the time, I didn’t feel that it was the best choice for the site I was managing. But it has continued to grow and, today, it’s far and away the leading PHP framework. We stilll don’t get to use it a lot (being mostly WordPress people) but it’s impressive on many levels.
A short time back, I wrote about two things that I wouldn’t want to be without as a WordPress developer. Since then, a few things have changed. Circumstances have led me to spend more time with Windows 10, and its really working for me. Some of the reasons why I’m digging developing on my Windows 10 rig are these five great tools.
As a developer, you’ve no doubt been asked “can you do [insert user request here]” more times than you can count. The answer is pretty much always “yes.” The tougher question these days is “how” … there are hundreds of ways to get things done these days. In this post, I’d like to share some of the things that shape my decisions about the “how.”