Mr Wilde’s DT’s for July 2018
where I cover just the important bits
Here is a little segment I try and present every month at my local WordPress Meetup which will provide some info and insights on all the awesome things I have come across over the last few weeks. These will include things like:
- All things WordPress
- New or Awesome training discovered
- what is hot at the moment
- Important or Interesting News for the month
- Podcast’s or Blogs you should check out
Really Cool Dev Stuff
I recently finished the FREE intro course on WPRIG, created by Morten Rand-Hendrikson (@mor10) over at Linkin Learning. It really is more than just a starter theme but a comprehensive assortment of tools to build a very efficient and performant WordPress theme.
I stumbled across the Postman YouTube channel and found the POST/CON Workshop Webinar for 2018. The focus for a lot web now is API, especially with WordPress and if you work with API’s you need to be using Postman for testing and building. Check out these videos for some great insight into how Postman works.
Going a little deeper into PHP development I found an article by @DevelopmentMatt (Matt Sparks) on building your own PHP Framework. This, of course, is not for production but to learn the fundamentals of what goes into a PHP Framework. Another great guide I have discovered is by Frederick Vanbrabant, Building a PHP Framework.
WordPress Admin/User Goodness
One of the most important aspects of WordPress development is the “the Loop” and this article from WPShout Understanding The Loop: WordPress’s Way of Showing Posts is great all-around look at how it works. It’s mostly in plain English also so even if you are not a developer it’s a great read.
An awesome site for all things WordPress is Kinsta. Here a great article on website usability, “The Ultimate Step-by-Step Guide on Website Usability Testing”
My Personal Growth and Wellbeing Bits
Next book to read will be this awesome number “WHERE’S MY F**KING UNICORN – A guide to life, your unicorn & everything”