• Why you should always focus on the basics when starting web development

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    There are so many web development frameworks that it can be difficult to figure out where you should start. But the basics are always the right place to begin learning.

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  • Your website needs HTTPS

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    Google Chrome is about to start penalizing sites that don’t have HTTPS at the start of their URLs. So your site is going to need it. Plus, it’s good for your visitors.

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  • WordPress developers need to help non-technical users through Gutenberg transition

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    The Gutenberg transition is going to be difficult for non-technical users. So it’s up to us WordPress developers to help them however we can.

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    The new Gutenberg editor in WordPress
  • What the inspector tools are and how to use them

    Need to make a quick change on your site, but don’t know what specific element to call? The inspector tools in the browser will be able to help you out.

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  • My WordPress story

    WordPress is celebrating its 15th anniversary on Sunday. In honor of this occasion, here’s my story about how I came to use and love WordPress.

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  • Should Gutenberg blocks be in plugins or themes?

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    Gutenberg is still going through the finishing stages before it’s released in WordPress core. But there’s still a question about Gutenberg blocks that I’m not really seeing anyone answer. Should blocks be placed in plugins or themes?

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  • How Gutenberg is from a developer’s perspective

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    We’re still in this sort of waiting period for Gutenberg, the new WordPress editor. If you’re a WordPress developer, however, you need to be learning how to develop with it now.

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  • How to get access to alpha, beta and release candidate versions of WordPress

    Testing pre-release versions of WordPress is a key part of making sure major releases, and your site, run smoothly. But not a whole lot of people know about it. So here’s how to test pre-release versions on your staging or development sites.

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  • More thoughts on the Gutenberg editor

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    Gutenberg is coming whenever WordPress 5.0 is released. It’s come a long way from when it was released as a plugin last year. Like everyone else, I have thoughts on the new editor.

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    The new Gutenberg editor in WordPress
  • Changing a shortcode to a dynamic Gutenberg block

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    Gutenberg is coming, and it will shake up the ecosystem. One of the biggest changes will come with shortcodes, since the TinyMCE editor will be no more. But it’s pretty easy to turn shortcodes into the blocks with dynamic blocks.

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