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What’s in a Name? HPOS for WooCommerce

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Dan Knauss
Custom Order Tables in WooCommerce are now High Performance Order Storage (HPOS). It's a technical kind of rebranding that's a really good idea to express not only what custom database tables for orders are but what they do. According to…

A Beautiful Life is All About Maintenance

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Dan Knauss
RescueTime, which I've used since they started up, often has pretty good articles on time management and such. This is one. Most good habits are about maintenance. https://blog.rescuetime.com/a-beautiful-life-is-all-about-maintenance/

Lessons in Maintenance

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Dan Knauss
What's the best approach to maintenance — in software, sailing, or anything else? Hope for the best? Stewart Brand takes a famous solo, non-stop, round-the-world sailing race as a parable about maintenance styles that will win, go beyond winning, or drive you mad.

Tech Roundup for the Week of September 12

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Daniel Schutzsmith
Fresh off the heels of WordCamp US, here’s a glimpse of what’s going on in the world of design and development in the WordPress space. There were several fantastic talks about design, accessibility, WP-CLI, blocks, and FSE at the event. We’re looking forward to highlighting some videos once they’re online.

What is a WordPress developer?

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Dan Knauss
That was the question on an episode of Woo DevChat with Ebonie Butler, Lisa Canini, Robbie Adair, and Kathy Zant. It's an interesting to compare their views and experiences with the ones shared by Zach Stepek, Till Krüss, and Carl…

jQuery in the UK

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Dan Knauss
Getting rid of jQuery on gov.uk Andy Sellick, Senior frontend developer, GOV.UK: The main disadvantage of using jQuery is that it has to be included in the page assets, which can slow down how quickly a site loads. GOV.UK's pages…

Naming is Hard: Social and Schema Images

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Dan Knauss
This was a neat post from Joost de Valk back in July where he did some thinking out loud about the challenges of naming in Schema.org image standards to distinguish between featured and poster images on social networks: I’ve been…

Blogging with a Newsletter

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Dan Knauss
It shouldn't be this complicated... Nice end result though, by using "a potent combination of MDX and MJML." Josh Comeau explains his workflow from Markdown to static site publishing and an email newsletter. It's a complex arrangement, but doing it…

Advanced Phone Fields for Gravity Forms

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Dan Knauss
Phone number fields in Gravity Forms can be tough. You may have resorted to building your own custom fields and doing some coding to accommodate numbers outside the North American Numbering Plan (NANP) — or even within it. You may…

Shiny New Releases

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Dan Knauss
Gravity Forms 7.1 Beta 1 • the SpinupWP community • Dollie 2.0 • rtCamp's Easy Engine now with full custom Docker-Compose support • Metorik • Iconic • Do the Woo • Simple Ajax Chat Pro
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