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Every WordPress developer should have their own blog!

7 August 2019 | Andy Meerwaldt

As WordPress developers, we're busy with developing features most of the time. Developing functionalities is awesome, but a lot can go wrong too, unfortunately. One way to help prevent things going awry is having your own blog. Here, I'll explain how writing for my own blog helped me understand WordPress users better and improved my …

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Safely using PHP dependencies in the WordPress ecosystem

10 July 2019 | Jip Moors

Plugins and themes from the WordPress.org repository install as stand-alone packages; they need to contain all the code, files, and dependencies needed to function correctly. Because there is no centralized system with an overview of all the dependencies used in different WordPress plugins and themes, they all need to implement their own safety net. Dependencies …

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Using the WordPress JavaScript APIs for fun and profit part three - Connecting to the WordPress API

3 July 2019 | Jimmy Comack

Welcome to part three of our series on using the WordPress JavaScript API’s, in which we explore the API’s that were introduced in WordPress 5.0. And, we'll look at how we can use them to better integrate with other plugins, in a reliable and safe way. Up until now, we’ve been adding code to the …

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Using the WordPress JavaScript APIs for fun and profit - The beginning

19 June 2019 | Jimmy Comack

With the recent release of WordPress 5.0, a new editor was introduced into the WordPress ecosystem. Based on a new tech stack that includes React and Redux, WordPress now allows for richer, more intuitive interfaces and simplifies the overall editing process. But that's not all! With the recent changes, it's also become much easier for …

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Developing Gutenblocks is not for the faint of heart

13 June 2019 | 1 Comment | Edwin Toonen

What’s it like building blocks for the new block editor for WordPress? Turns out it’s pretty hard. Our front-end developer Sjardo Janssen spent a considerable amount of time learning how to do this. The new editor is built on technologies unfamiliar for many front-ender, Sjardo found. He also found it incredibly hard obtaining what he …

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Why relative URLs should be forbidden for web developers

17 August 2012 | 60 Comments | Joost de Valk

Many web developers still use relative urls in their CMS. A relative url is a url that is not complete. Usually it's just the last part (the path) of a url, which means the domain name is left out. It's often used by web developers, because it comes in handy when moving content from a test or …

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