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Advice From What I Know Now - Tom McFarlin

TL;DR: The rest of this stuff is just a short list of other things I would tell my previous self (or maybe someone else just entering the industry) if I were just getting started. At the beginning of the month,… Continue Reading →

Happy Thanksgiving - Tom McFarlin

Despite the fact that I don’t know how many people read this the day it’s published – or that it matters, really – I’ve almost always shared a note of thanks on Thanksgiving Day on this site for just about… Continue Reading →

Installing Valet on macOS with Homebrew - Tom McFarlin

A Note About Notes Over the years, I’ve written a lot of posts about similar things (if not the same thing). As is the case with software, though, the way we go about doing things can change. The purpose of… Continue Reading →

Know Your Strength, Hire Your Weakness - Tom McFarlin

TL;DR: Though it’s obviously possible to be a full-stack WordPress developer (that is, someone who is capable of working on each level of the stack with complete competency), it’s more common to find people who are stronger in one area… Continue Reading →

Play By The Rules and Be Careful What You Write - Tom McFarlin

TL;DR: If you’re going to write about WordPress, it’s important to determine about which you primarily want to write. Is going to be less subjective material such as code or more opinionated material such as op-eds? Further, know that whatever… Continue Reading →

You Should Write About Your Work - Tom McFarlin

TL;DR: Despite the fact there are more resources that ever for learning how to accomplish what it is you want to accomplish within WordPress, it’s less common to find someone who is facing the same problem under the same constraints… Continue Reading →

Where to Start With WordPress Development? - Tom McFarlin

TL;DR: WordPress has both an active economy and a large community. Often times, you’ll hear the phrase “WordPress community” to encompass both facets. A case can be made as to how this has given WordPress such a massive level of… Continue Reading →

WordPress Then, WordPress Now - Tom McFarlin

TL;DR: The experience in writing for WordPress and developing for WordPress has become a much different experience in the last decade, let alone five years, so much so the difference between the two is so wide it feels like two… Continue Reading →

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