What is Code?

What is Code?

“What is code?” Paul Ford answers the question, with a 38,000 word masterpiece in Bloomberg. This is the first article I’d tell an aspiring programmer to read, and the one that anyone working in technology should have in their permanent collection.

The WordPress REST API

The WordPress REST API

The WordPress REST API is a huge initiative and feature plugin being developed for the core WordPress project. But it can be a bit confusing if you don’t know much about it yet. Let’s discuss what this project is, why it’s important, and how to get involved.

The ABCs of the web

The ABCs of the web

We like to say it’s easy to build a website, and to build it on top of WordPress. Maybe it is, maybe it isn’t. But for just about anyone, it can be intimidating when you’re just digging in. You’ve got to learn your ABCs before you can tell a great story. On the web — especially as it gets more complicated — there’s a lot to learn to build and maintain a modern website.

An introduction to setting up SSH keys for server management

An introduction to setting up SSH keys for server management

Utilizing SSH keys in conjunction with the servers you connect to is a great and highly recommended security practice. SSH stands for “Secure Shell” and enabling SSH for a server creates a secure channel between you (via the command line) and your server. SSH keys help the server validate and authenticate who you are. SSH […]

Automating i18n in WordPress themes

Automating i18n in WordPress themes

According to the Polygots Make blog, WordPress is used all over the world and in many different languages. To put that in perspective, more than a third of existing WordPress installations are non-English and in his keynote at WordCamp Seattle, core developer Andrew Nacin mentioned that only 5-10% of the world speaks English. At AudioTheme, […]

Better local development with Airplane Mode

Better local development with Airplane Mode

Websites are complicated these days. Even when we work locally, we typically still need to make a bunch of calls to external, online applications, on any given page load. If you’re ever without an internet connection, but still attempt to work (novel concept, right?), then you have experienced this frustration. Andrew Norcross recently created a […]

PhpStorm IDE gets official WordPress support in version 8

PhpStorm IDE gets official WordPress support in version 8

PhpStorm is a full-featured IDE that has somewhat of a cult following amongst the WordPress developers I follow. Made by JetBrains, it’s notable for being lighter weight than most IDEs, web development specific (though not just PHP as the name implies), and very customizable. Today, they’ve announced official support for managing WordPress projects. According to the […]