Jo Murgel shows how you can setup Laravel Homestead for the purpose of local WordPress development.
This week was all about revisiting and continuing conversations that have special value and maybe for that reason tend to continue on with a life of their own. Tom Willmot dropped a fine Twitter thread about the challenge all enterprise WordPress agencies face. This came in response to Magne Ilsas‘ featured post here last week, The WordPress Enterprise Paradox. In a similar theme of industry peer cooperation, Eric Karkovack asks if WordPress product owners and developers can see a common interest in “voluntary standards.” Could this clean up the plugin market? James Farmer thinks the WordPress business community can do more for itself too — by sharing data. In Post Status Slack we’re learning the tricks and trials of ranking in the WordPress.org plugin repository. How about plugin telemetry? Learn from the voices of experience.
Laravel Vapor, a full-featured serverless management and deployment dashboard for PHP/Laravel powered by AWS, was recently announced. Features include on-demand auto-scaling with “zero server maintenance.”
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…
ValetPress uses Laravel Valet and WP-CLI to quickly install and configure WordPress sites for local development and testing.
Tom McFarlin proposes some interesting and practical benefits to employees who work for WordPress (or development/coding) companies. Tom’s first suggestion about a subscription to a particular WordPress news service seems like a great way to start off the list 🙂 . Also don’t forget to check out Tom’s guide to using Laravel Valet for WordPress development.
Eric Barnes — creator of Laravel News — posts how he uses WordPress as a backend for his Laravel application. He rebuilt the Laravel News site using WordPress as his publishing interface. This is precisely the kind of thing that I’d love to see more examples of (there’s a list of V2 API implementations if you know of more)….