• The value of open source

    What’s the value in using and contributing to an open source project? Well beyond the price, it’s really quite remarkable.

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  • Creating Gutenberg blocks with Advanced Custom Fields

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    Playing with Gutenberg can be fun. But creating blocks in JavaScript can be tough. But ACF will be giving developers help in the future.

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  • After WordPress 5.0 everyone needs to take a breath

    WordPress 5.0 came out last week and was met with almost every emotion under the sun. There’s at least a bit of a divide in the community. So now what?

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  • Object-oriented programming in a Gutenberg world

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    So now that we know why object-oriented programming might be good for your next WordPress plugin, let’s try it with a plugin that creates custom Gutenberg blocks.

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  • Object-oriented programming in WordPress plugins

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    Creating a WordPress plugin is pretty simple. It’s just another functions.php file, right? But what if you tried creating a plugin with object-oriented programming.

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  • Patience will be needed with Gutenberg

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    Gutenberg continues to be a divisive topic inside the WordPress sphere. But as you begin to try out the new editor, heed this advice: be patient.

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  • My Git setup

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    Getting going with a Git workflow can be a bit of a challenge at first. So here’s how I set up my projects to help get you started.

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  • What Git is and how to use it

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    Looking to fix problems with losing code either through losing files or it getting written over by other team members? You should look into using Git.

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  • What I’ve learned so far in developing a theme suited for Gutenberg

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    Recently I started creating a premium WordPress theme that relies a lot on Gutenberg with the idea of having it ready when it’s rolled into core. So here are a few thoughts on developing a theme for the new editor.

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  • What We Can Learn from USA Today and GDPR

    When the GDPR went into effect in May, USA Today released a site for EU visitors that was about 5.2MB less than the normal site. So is there anything we can learn from that?

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