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Debugging WordPress with Ray, Part 2 - Tom McFarlin

TL;DR: Here’s another way to start debugging WordPress with Ray using Composer on a project-specific basis. Last week, I wrote a brief introduction on Ray, what I like about it, and why I enjoy using it with WordPress. I also… Continue Reading →

#FtheHustle ~ 038 – Testing A New Traffic Source - The WP Chick

.ugb-7d56263 hr.ugb-divider__hr{background-color:#db4161 !important;margin-left:auto !important;margin-right:auto !important} ​ I finally did something this past week that I’ve been meaning to do for, well, months. ​I’ve created a publication on Medium for #FtheHustle. If you’re not familiar with Medium, it was created by… Continue Reading →

Resources, Week of 25 July 2021 - Tom McFarlin

Most of the resources and articles I’m sharing this week are the usual type but there are a few, such as original Kindles no longer being able to access the web via 3G, that are an interesting read mainly because… Continue Reading →

Debugging WordPress with Ray, Part 1 - Tom McFarlin

TL;DR: This post gives a high-level overview of what kind of app Ray is and how to set it up for use in WordPress. For as long as I’ve been involved with WordPress development, I’ve consistently seen developers – myself… Continue Reading →

It Takes What It Takes - The WP Chick

These last two months have been both amazing and exhausting. I had a couple of days last week where I wasn’t feeling great (physically and emotionally), and had to check out (*note* the freedom I’ve created in my business is… Continue Reading →

Resources, Week of 18 July 2021 - Tom McFarlin

This week, I clocked out of my role as a Senior Backend Engineer at WebDevStudios (and it was a great 2.5 years of solid work on some very interesting projects), and began working as a Senior Developer at Awesome Motive…. Continue Reading →

#FtheHustle ~ 037 – If Only We Did This First - The WP Chick

.ugb-7d56263 hr.ugb-divider__hr{background-color:#db4161 !important;margin-left:auto !important;margin-right:auto !important} ​ I had a call yesterday with a woman I’m going to do a little consulting with. She was referred to me by my hairdresser in California. I don’t even remember how we ended up… Continue Reading →

Resources, Week of 11 July 2021 - Tom McFarlin

Here’s a list of resources for the previous week including things for PHP, JavaScript, and other articles and tools. I also talk a little bit about where else I am and may start posting content. An event-driven mindset PHP 8.1:… Continue Reading →

#FtheHustle ~ 036 – Stay Curious Ponyboy - The WP Chick

.ugb-7d56263 hr.ugb-divider__hr{background-color:#db4161 !important;margin-left:auto !important;margin-right:auto !important} ​ I’m totally dating myself with that subject line, but I couldn’t resist. If you’re not familiar with it, it’s a hat tip to a line from the movie “The Outsiders.” The actual line from… Continue Reading →

Resources, Week of 4 July 2021 - Tom McFarlin

This past weekend, we celebrated the Fourth of July here in the States. If you celebrated anything over the past weekend, I hope it was great. If not, perhaps the next holiday will be . Understanding Static & Headless WordPress… Continue Reading →

#FtheHustle ~ 035 – Which is Worse? - The WP Chick

.ugb-7d56263 hr.ugb-divider__hr{background-color:#db4161 !important;margin-left:auto !important;margin-right:auto !important} ​ You probably have some routines you’ve built into your day. Maybe you get up and work out or maybe you like to wake up slowly, with no alarm, get your first cup of coffee,… Continue Reading →

How To Downgrade Composer, PHP, and NPM - Tom McFarlin

TL;DR: If you’re working on a variety of projects each of which requires different versions of PHP, Composer, and/or NPM you may need to change the version of all or any permutation of any of these utilities. This article outlines… Continue Reading →

Write Your Book in 7 Days with AI: Interview with Darby Rollins KDS: 076 - The WP Chick

.ugb-0a2b8f0 .ugb-img{-webkit-mask-image:url(‘data:image/svg+xml;base64,PHN2ZyB2aWV3Qm94PSIwIDAgMTAwIDEwMCIgeG1sbnM9Imh0dHA6Ly93d3cudzMub3JnLzIwMDAvc3ZnIj48Y2lyY2xlIGN4PSI1MCIgY3k9IjUwIiByPSI1MCI+PC9jaXJjbGU+PC9zdmc+’);mask-image:url(‘data:image/svg+xml;base64,PHN2ZyB2aWV3Qm94PSIwIDAgMTAwIDEwMCIgeG1sbnM9Imh0dHA6Ly93d3cudzMub3JnLzIwMDAvc3ZnIj48Y2lyY2xlIGN4PSI1MCIgY3k9IjUwIiByPSI1MCI+PC9jaXJjbGU+PC9zdmc+’)}.ugb-0a2b8f0 .ugb-button.ugb-button–has-icon.ugb-button–has-icon svg{width:px;height:px}@media screen and (min-width:768px){.ugb-0a2b8f0 .ugb-img{width:161px;height:auto !important}}@media screen and (min-width:1025px){.ugb-0a2b8f0 .ugb-team-member__image{width:161px !important}}Darby Rollins Co-founder, Writing with Jarvis – 7 Day Book Challenge Author | Drummer | Tacopreneur | Co-Founder & Game Designer @PlaySideHustle| Helping People Write Books With… Continue Reading →

Building Backcast, Part 6 - Tom McFarlin

TL;DR: I’m tired of writing code without consistent standards (I often work on code that changes between WordPress or PSR2) so this is how I installed PHP Coding Standards via Composer and a few extra extensions for the project. This… Continue Reading →

Resources, Week of 27 June 2021 - Tom McFarlin

As I’ve shared in the last few articles for this category, I started sharing stuff on Twitter pretty regularly. But I don’t that much more either. So, given that I’ve started keeping a list of things in Apple Notes that… Continue Reading →

#FtheHustle ~ 034 – You Know Enough - The WP Chick

.ugb-7d56263 hr.ugb-divider__hr{background-color:#db4161 !important;margin-left:auto !important;margin-right:auto !important} ​ I should have seen this coming… or at least anticipated it. It’s been almost 4 weeks since I arrived in Costa Rica and I’ve hit a wall. Everything is going great, I have zero… Continue Reading →

#FtheHustle ~ 033 – You Know Enough - The WP Chick

.ugb-7d56263 hr.ugb-divider__hr{background-color:#db4161 !important;margin-left:auto !important;margin-right:auto !important} ​ You know what they say about assuming right? Makes an “ass out of you and me” (breaking apart the word ‘assume’ – for those in the back who maybe haven’t heard that phrase). This… Continue Reading →

Resources, Week of 20 June 2021 - Tom McFarlin

As I’ve shared in the last few articles for this category, I started sharing stuff on Twitter pretty regularly. But I don’t that much more either. So, given that I’ve started keeping a list of things in Apple Notes that… Continue Reading →

Life in Costa Rica and Getting Back to Business KDS: 075 - The WP Chick

I made it! I’m officially in Costa Rica. I’ve been thinking about how I would do this episode in hopes that I could create some structure and not simply ramble at you about the process. I’m sitting here writing the… Continue Reading →

#FtheHustle ~ 032 – It Costs What it Costs - The WP Chick

.ugb-7d56263 hr.ugb-divider__hr{background-color:#db4161 !important;margin-left:auto !important;margin-right:auto !important} ​ If I asked you what the easiest way to generate revenue was for your business, would you know exactly what that was and how to do it?  Before you answer, here are a few… Continue Reading →

Resources, Week of 13 June 2021 - Tom McFarlin

As I’ve shared in the last few articles for this category, I started sharing stuff on Twitter pretty regularly. But I don’t that much more either. So, given that I’ve started keeping a list of things in Apple Notes that… Continue Reading →

5 Ways to Drastically Cut the Time You Waste in Your Business - The WP Chick

.ugb-4e86677 .ugb-img{-webkit-mask-image:url(‘data:image/svg+xml;base64,PHN2ZyB2aWV3Qm94PSIwIDAgMTAwIDEwMCIgeG1sbnM9Imh0dHA6Ly93d3cudzMub3JnLzIwMDAvc3ZnIj48Y2lyY2xlIGN4PSI1MCIgY3k9IjUwIiByPSI1MCI+PC9jaXJjbGU+PC9zdmc+’);mask-image:url(‘data:image/svg+xml;base64,PHN2ZyB2aWV3Qm94PSIwIDAgMTAwIDEwMCIgeG1sbnM9Imh0dHA6Ly93d3cudzMub3JnLzIwMDAvc3ZnIj48Y2lyY2xlIGN4PSI1MCIgY3k9IjUwIiByPSI1MCI+PC9jaXJjbGU+PC9zdmc+’)}.ugb-4e86677 .ugb-img,.ugb-4e86677 .ugb-team-member__image{margin-left:auto !important;margin-right:0 !important}.ugb-4e86677 .ugb-team-member__position{color:#000000 !important;text-align:left !important}.ugb-4e86677 .ugb-team-member__description{text-align:left !important}.ugb-4e86677 .ugb-block-content{column-gap:32px !important}.ugb-4e86677 > .ugb-inner-block > .ugb-block-content > *{align-items:center !important}@media screen and (min-width:768px){.ugb-4e86677.ugb-team-member{margin-bottom:30px !important;padding-bottom:9px !important}} This is a guest post by Jimmy Rose Jimmy is the co-founder of Content Snare… Continue Reading →

Resources, Week of 6 June 2021 - Tom McFarlin

Note long ago, I started sharing stuff on Twitter pretty regularly. But I don’t that much more either. So, given that I’ve started keeping a list of things in Apple Notes that I find useful, I thought I might as… Continue Reading →

Don’t Over-Architect Your Blog Posts - Tom McFarlin

At some point, I lost the motivation to write about anything that would include too much code because of the amount of time it would take to: put a functioning solution together, architect it in such a way that’d fit… Continue Reading →

#FtheHustle ~ 031 – My First Week in Costa Rica - The WP Chick

.ugb-7d56263 hr.ugb-divider__hr{background-color:#db4161 !important;margin-left:auto !important;margin-right:auto !important} ​ I MADE IT! I’ve officially been in Costa Rica for a week now. It was both a busy and relaxing week. My daughter came with me (she went home yesterday) and so we tried… Continue Reading →

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