• January 6, 2014 Beyond

    On WordPress and Working Smarter

    Today I found two brilliant posts that I would like to share with as many people as possible. While everyone is focused on what the market says or what seems natural, occasionally there are many obvious factors that are left unnoticed and could affect our entire life and career. The first article that I’ve read […]

  • December 15, 2013 Beyond

    The Low Barrier of WordPress

    Coen Jacobs wrote a post recently, asking Is WordPress Too Easy? I was about to follow-up on that, but due to time constraints, my thoughts flew away, but I felt the urge to do a part 2 on that series, with some other thoughts. What is WordPress? No, I’m not going to define that as […]

  • September 15, 2013 Beyond

    Git and GitHub for SVN developers

    My latest post on contribution tips I learned from scribu was mostly influenced by his work on GitHub on projects such as WP-CLI or wp-posts-to-posts, and his setup over there. I also had a few related contribution-related posts before than (and several more to come in the next few months). Ajay commented on one of them asking […]

  • September 7, 2012 Beyond

    Java is not JavaScript

    Recently I’ve been taking notes on some tweets and job offers from different individuals and companies around the world and there are 2 common mistakes I see everywhere: WordPress is spelled exactly like this – with a capital ‘W’ and a capital ‘P’. Please don’t hire people for yourself if you are not aware of […]

  • February 22, 2012 Beyond

    Xdebug on Ubuntu for WordPress

    Turns out enabling Xdebug on Ubuntu for Eclipse PDT is easier than doing the same on Windows. The short version is installing the module as per this tutorial – http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=525257 sudo apt-get install php5-dev php-pear sudo pecl install xdebug sudo updatedb locate xdebug (this one finds the xdebug path) sudo gedit /etc/php/apache2/php.ini Adding this line […]

  • September 24, 2011 Beyond

    Idea: “Theme Check” for plugins

    WPCandy published a great post on plugins and the numbers of plugins to be used per website. Recently more and more developers do complain about the number of plugins that a client is running. But nobody asks the real question: how many of these plugins are actually of  _high quality_? From what I’ve encountered through […]