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The Stories We Tell Ourselves that Hurt Our Businesses - The WP Chick

At this point in my life, I feel like I’ve gained a little bit of wisdom. I used to get frustrated because I felt there were so many things that I wished I had done differently or had paid attention… Continue Reading →

Modern Software Engineering in WordPress (We We’re on a Break) - Tom McFarlin

Over the past few years, I’ve spent a significant amount of time writing about a lot of things on how to achieve certain things in WordPress. And I don’t regret it (after all, it’s my career and it’s even the… Continue Reading →

SEO Course That Doesn’t Hurt My Head - The WP Chick

*be sure to click display images, I have a good gif for you today* Before I get into the SEO course that doesn’t hurt my head, I have something that’s a little gross to share with you. Now that I’m… Continue Reading →

Participating in Voices of the elePHPant - Tom McFarlin

A few months ago, I had the pleasure of writing the forward to Cal Evans book Using the WordPress REST API. Shortly thereafter, Cal asked if I’d join him on his podcast, Voices of the elePHPant, to talk a bit… Continue Reading →

Privacy is Hard: Analytics - Tom McFarlin

When speaking of web analytics and privacy, its not something I typically think of going hand-in-hand. I mean, conventional wisdom may argue that we want to know as much as possible about those visiting our sites so we can ensure… Continue Reading →

So You Want To Be A Podcast Guest… - The WP Chick

If you’ve been hosting a podcast for a while (for the sake of this post, let’s say longer than a year), you’ve probably received unsolicited requests from people who want to be a guest on your podcast (and if you… Continue Reading →

Why I’m Archiving My GitHub Repositories - Tom McFarlin

One of the things I’ve been considering for a while now (read: most of this year) is archiving my GitHub repositories and retiring what WordPress plugins I currently have available. Last month, I spent time thinking about why I’d want… Continue Reading →

From Self-Employment to Employment in WordPress - Tom McFarlin

Earlier this year, I talked about the move from Pressware to WebDevStudios but I didn’t go into much detail. However, last week, I had the ability to do a deep dive into what it’s like to work to work with… Continue Reading →

It Took 11 Years, But It Was Totally Worth It - The WP Chick

Queue Earth, Wind, & Fire… “Do you remember… the 21st night of September?” And yes, now that song is on loop in my head 😉 (there are certainly worse songs that could be on loop though, right?). Fall feels a… Continue Reading →

Working with cURL, WordPress, and Valet - Tom McFarlin

I’m one of those types who uses the and as my primary DNS servers. But one problem that comes with using these as my main DNS servers (and maybe others, I don’t know as I’ve not tried them) is that… Continue Reading →

Episode 8 – Finale - Tom McFarlin

When I started the podcast at the beginning of the year, I’d planned to do it for at least a year. But some seriously good things have come up since January – namely that our family is growing 🙂 –… Continue Reading →

A New Era for the Genesis Framework: Recapping the Biggest Changes and How to Work with Them - Carrie Dils

It’s been roughly one year since WP Engine acquired StudioPress, the makers of the Genesis Framework. There’s been a lot of forward progress, but it may have left some people feeling unsure about how to work with Genesis or best… Continue Reading →

Understanding Caching in WordPress, Part 3 - Tom McFarlin

In the previous two posts, I’ve talked about the basics of caching and how caching works in WordPress, at least to a degree. But remember that this series was motivated by an email from someone who thought that I could… Continue Reading →

WooCommerce: Redirect to a Specific URL on Coupon Removal - Remi Corson

Here’s a super short snippet, that someone asked a couple of days ago: how to redirect a visitor to a…

Feeling Better… And Some Business Clarity - The WP Chick

As an entrepreneur, I’ve always liked Monday’s. I rarely schedule calls on Monday which gives me the headspace to fully invest my energy into the week ahead. Sometimes I’ve gotten ahead of the week the day before and other times… Continue Reading →

Understanding Caching in WordPress, Part 2 - Tom McFarlin

In the previous post, I shared a basic primer for how database-backed applications – specifically WordPress – work without caching. And before we talk about how basic caching works in WordPress, namely with the Transients API, it’s important to discuss… Continue Reading →

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