Why you should be using PHPCS if you’re a WordPress developer

PHPCS, an open source “code sniffing tool”, is essential for any WordPress developer. Indeed, if you’re a WordPress VIP client, it’s a requirement, as code is only allowed into production if it sniffs clean for a specific ruleset. Let me explain a little more, including how you should be using it.

5 more WordPress Gutenberg editor tips to help you work more productively

WPLift has posted an excellent list of 20+ tips for Gutenberg. Here’s 5 more. 1. View your word counts For the serious writer, word counts can be essential. In the classic editor, a simple word count was shown at the bottom of the editor window. Although no longer constantly on display, the Gutenberg solution gives […]

WordPress plugins: How to detect and block use of ClassicPress

My views on ClassicPress are pretty public and, what is clear, is that ClassicPress is likely to deviate from WordPress in the future, probably their “Phase 2”. Numerous proposed changes, some of them quite small, will potentially cause issues for existing code, particularly plugins. As a plugin developer, I don’t wish to end up supporting […]

Putting up barriers to selling through rules and complexity

My daughter brought home a letter and order form from school this week, promoting a company that allows you to have your child’s drawing added to various Christmas items – cards, tags, that kind of thing. Except, in my opinion, it’s a perfect example of how to put up so many barriers and make things […]

svn: “Server SSL certificate verification failed: issuer is not trusted”

I’ve been using svnX for years now for managing my WordPress plugins with the svn repositories that WordPress.org provide. It’s pretty old-school and I keep intending to move to Versions but, yeah, time always seems to be against me. However, I’ve now started getting the following errors against all my repos… svn: E230001: Server SSL […]

Work on WordPress theme Twenty Nineteen has started – doesn’t it look pretty?

Update: I’ve now reverted back to my previous theme. Twenty Nineteen had too many issues present for me to continue using it (it was the first, very draft release, after all). Everything I saw has been reported though and I’m looking forward to using it a later time. Just 3 hours ago (at the time […]

Scroll Up