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My name is David, and I am a WordPress support professional and writer.

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My name is David Artiss (he/him) and I work at WordPress VIP as a Customer Success Support Lead (EMEA). My team provide front-line triaging and developer support to enterprise customers.

When not working, I am also a journalist for the technology website, The Big Tech Question and have also been known to make appearances on the PC Pro podcast.

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Are transients now housekept correctly in WordPress?

I’m going to go against Betteridge’s Law of Headlines (sorry, Ian) because, I believe, the answer here is “yes”. 10 years ago, I was part of a conversation in Trac about WordPress’ housekeeping of transients. It was closed off with a half-hearted attempt to resolve the issue with the reasoning of… This leaves much to…

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How to add PHPCS checking to Sublime Text

If you’re rocking a shiny in stall of PHPCS and want to integrate it into Sublime Text then, thankfully, the process is relatively straightforward… Make sure you have PHP Code Sniffer installed as a package. Then head to Settings -> Package Settings -> PHP Code Sniffer -> Settings – User to configure any settings. You…

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PHPCS and WordPress: Which sniff to use?

Which WordPress sniff? When using PHPCS for checking WordPress code, there are a number of sniffs/rulesets that you can use… WordPress-Core. This cover off the WordPress core coding standards WordPress-Docs. This one checks for WordPress inline documentation standards WordPress-Extra. This is an extended set of rules with recommended best practices, not sufficiently covered in the…

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