Why you should be commenting your code, even if you’re the only contributor

Comments in code can be a lifesaver. But if you’re working on a solo project, you might feel the pull to not comment your code. You would be wrong.

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What I learned in a year with Sports Bench

It’s been about a year since I released Sports Bench, a plugin/theme package that keeps track of sports stats for your league. So what have I learned in the last year with it?

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Theme checklist before submitting to the WordPress theme directory

If you have a theme that you’re wanting to submit to the WordPress theme directory, make sure to run through this list to make the review process quicker.

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The new Gutenberg editor in WordPress

Revisiting Gutenberg

Like it or not, Gutenberg is going to be the new editor for WordPress sometime in 2018. So how does it look in its current state?

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Why you should be packaging a functionality plugin with your premium theme

If you’re going to be selling a WordPress theme with cool features, please make sure to move those features into a functionality plugin to go with the theme. Your customers will appreciate you even more.

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What to look for in a theme

Are you looking to purchase a theme for your personal or business website? You need to do some research before making the final purchase.

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What a custom functionality plugin is and why you should use one

A lot of tutorials have you put custom code in the functions.php file. But if it affects WordPress itself in anyway, that code should really go in a functionality plugin.

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Why you shouldn’t use the WordPress code editor

WordPress 4.9 gave a number of cool enhancements to the code editor for themes and plugins in the admin. But that doesn’t mean you should edit any PHP in the editor.

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Why you should create and use a child theme

Child themes are an important part of the WordPress ecosystem, but a lot of users don’t use one, which is extremely frustrating. So here’s why you should be using a child theme today.

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What I learned from helping to organize WordCamp DFW

I spent the past several months as the PR and Social Media organizer for WordCamp DFW. Needless to say, I learned a lot being on such an amazing team putting on an incredible event.

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