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WordPress Tip: Create theme or plugin ZIP file with Gulp

The way I develop now, I’m using NPM to grab packages, and typically Gulp to handle things like processing my Sass and JavaScript files. Gulp has been a great addition to the dev toolkit, allowing you to handle some repetitive tasks with just the click of a button or a few simple words on the…

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Tutorial: Adding Custom Connections to Beaver Themer

Adding Custom Connections to Beaver Themer Recently wrote a tutorial for Beaver Builder / Beaver Themer over on my other site, CB Custom Modules.

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Best WordPress Podcasts

I love podcasts. I also love staying up to day and learning more about WordPress. Unfortunately, podcasters seem to create new podcasts and then abandon them faster than Because of this, many of the lists online now are a little out-of-date. I quickly talk about some of the best WordPress podcasts that are coming out now with…

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Gutenberg: The Obligatory Review

The WordPress content editor has been, for a long time, the biggest achilles heel in regards to new WordPress users. I’m a huge fan of ambitiously designed articles, like the infamous NYTimes Greenland piece, which is now two years old. To achieve that effect in WordPress now is no easy feat, but the current focus…

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Digital Spring Cleaning

As someone who makes digital content for a living (websites, blogs, etc), it is easy to believe that consuming digital content is just as important as creating it. But is it? For the record, I’m not a big “productivity” guy who feels the need to optimize every aspect of his life. Instead, I weigh every task against…

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A Beginner’s Guide to the WordPress REST API

A Beginner’s Guide to the WordPress REST API on Toptal.com I wrote a post for the Toptal.com blog. The article covers the WordPress REST API, as well as provides an introduction to REST APIs in general. I offer an example use case that you can follow along, and discuss some future potential of the project….

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All My Embedded Links, a WP REST API Proof of Concept

I’m a big fan of the WordPress REST API. I’ve been writing about it here on my site as well as other places. I’ve been using it in production, including in the iOS/Android app NMO Resources which syncs to a WordPress-based website. It’s become a fun new way to interact with data, especially outside of the…

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CMB2 & WP REST API Part 2 – Full Support

This article is a follow up to this previous post, which explored a method for adding CMB2 meta to the WP REST API. As CMB2 author Jason Sternberg mentioned in a comment on that post, WP REST API support was in the process of being built in at that time. Now that time has come….

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Enabling SSL & HTTPS on WordPress

Encryption, the ability to protect data as it is transferred across the internet, has entered the public debate and it’s not going anywhere. In fact it’s becoming more and more clear that as we transfer so much of our lives online, we have to think about privacy and security in ways like never before. This is…

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How to Use Hosts.cx to Preview a Website

When a website relaunch requires a migration, there’s one really iffy period that’s always given me the most trouble. You’ve drawn and designed, built mockups and prototypes, coded your site on a local server and even pushed it up to a demo subdomain on your own site. After all this, though, there’s still one more trigger…

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