Welcome to WordPress

One of our local WordPress group members asked how to begin and where to start learning WordPress. I thought it was just a simple question. But somehow I looked around and as someone who has a bit of experience with this platform, where would I direct those who are starting out? If you have a bit of budget for trainings: Lynda – WordPress Training Treehouse Skillshare My personal bookmarks: WordPress TV Pippin’s Plugins Post Status WP Tavern Sucuri WordPress Core Engineering […]

First WordCamp

I’m finally going for my first ever WordCamp. Not only I am attending, but I’ll give a talk as well. In WordCamp Singapore, you will hear me talk about the advantages of utilizing WordPress hooks. How they can massively help pushing features into a large codebase/theme become almost a cinch. When is the best time to add a hook and where you can usually best place a hook. Ultimately, I hope to give you an idea on how actions and filters work in […]

Golden `–no-ff` rule

There’s a huge difference between merging master into feature and merging feature into master. So please for those who’s starting learning git – don’t ever make the mistake I made. Don’t disregard the use of –no-ff. In my case, I didn’t disregard it completely, though. I missed adding the flag as I perform git in terminal. One easy way so you’ll never have to type it again and run the risk of missing it is update your global git config: […]

Downgraded

Following the guide How To Downgrade Droplets, I have successfully downgraded my server in Digital Ocean. As every other guide, the scenario is almost always not exactly the same so I did my part of researching to resolve issues that have arised along the way. I’d like to note important things tailored to my needs that the guide never mentioned. Export the database manually. The guide only covers copying of the files, not the database. When you have the exported file, use it […]

DevCon PH 2015

I’ve been wanting to attend conferences for developers and on November 13-14 the biggest developers in the Philipines held its second summit and it’s a plane ride away from home—I was on high again. What I’ve learned from the conference (aside from handshaking and saying to speakers that they did a good job): thechangelog.com Prepare business cards (lotsa!) Constantly talk your ideas Why open source prevails? Because human is kind by nature; we’d rather contribute for the goodness than making […]