One of my goals this year is to level up as a developer. I know this isn’t a good SMART goal, but its still a something I’m shooting for. I’m on the lookout for simple yet powerful ideas that I can implement in my daily programming workflow. One example of a simple yet powerful idea… Read more Improve Performance Using WordPress Transients to Cache a Database Query
I’ve been using WP Test for a while for testing out my custom WordPress themes. I like how easy it is to load lots of content edge cases and make sure my theme doesn’t break. It cuts down on a lot of the time it takes to do QA on a custom theme. Post Status… Read more Installing WP Test Data with WP CLI
There are two main things that I use to stay focused on work. I’ve tried many things, but I always come back to these two because they have proven the most effective for me. 1. Turn off all notifications (email, slack, phone, etc) The first one is simple, but not easy. Close the tab in… Read more Staying Focused Throughout the Work Day
I was working on a new site build for a client, when they asked me if I could see why the WordPress dashboard was loading so slowly. The site was still in development, so I had been installing plugins to meet the functionality requirements for the project. It was a custom WooCommerce build, so I… Read more Troubleshooting a Slow WordPress Admin
My new Macbook Pro came in today. Instead of migrating all of the data from my old machine, I decided to start fresh. I followed Carl Alexender’s post on how he set up his new Macbook, but tweaked it for my workflow. I’ve been a MAMP user for years, and for the most part it… Read more Replacing MAMP with Laravel Valet for Local Development
I just attended LoopConf 2017 in Salt Lake City. As a conference geared toward developers in the WordPress space, I was excited to see what other developers in the industry were doing. As a business owner and lead developer at a boutique development agency, I don’t get a lot of exposure to other developers outside… Read more Recap from LoopConf 2017
I have a place to blog for my business, and I have a place to blog in long form about my family, but I felt I needed a space to write about the in between. A place to write about the highs and lows of running a business. A place to write about personal projects… Read more Hello world!