Sluggish Website So, your WordPress website is running slow? Back in 2014, the average user would wait up to five seconds for a website to load before abandoning your website. Just a few short years later, that number is now under three...Read More Diagnosing a Slow WordPress Site
Introduction Local by Flywheel is a popular tool for getting quick and reliable WordPress installations running on your computer. One of its lesser-known features is the inclusion of xdebug support. xdebug is a PHP extension that allows for real-time debugging of PHP...Read More Debugging WordPress with Local by Flywheel, (neo)vim, and xdebug
What Is Database Management? Very simply put, database management is knowing how to access, configure, debug, and manage your database. For some website owners, this isn’t really a concern. Even developers rarely need to poke around with the database, and for many of...Read More Database Management
One of my favorite things to do as a developer is rubber ducking with other devs. If you aren’t familiar with rubber ducking, the term comes from the book The Pragmatic Programmer in which a dev would explain, line by line, their...Read More Rubber Ducking
Here at WebDevStudios we put a lot of emphasis on code quality. After handing off a product to a client, we never know who may be looking at and/or maintaining our code. We want to be proud and confident that the next...Read More Winning With Code Reviews
In a previous post, I wrote about how awesome PHPStorm is in the context of being a front-end developer. In this post, we are going to look at getting the PHPStorm debugger setup to work with Xdebug and then test it to...Read More The PHPStorm Debugger is Pretty Awesome
“Clever code” is a term that you may have heard before, accompanied by sighs and groans from other developers. Often, people seem to think of clever code as annoying, and perhaps even harmful. In this article, I’m going to give a brief overview...Read More Is Clever Code OK?
As mentioned in our end of year post, one of our goals for 2015 was to up our content game–and up it we did. Earlier in the year, I talked about how we have been using a collaborative approach to create content...Read More Top 15 WebDevStudios Posts Published in 2015