Author: Fred Meyer
WordPress 5.0 and Gutenberg Are Here: 5 Steps to Take Now
Big news in WordPress: on December 6, 2018 (last Thursday as I’m writing), WordPress 5.0 shipped. Among a few smaller updates was one massive one: the long-awaited Gutenberg editor has replaced the TinyMCE editor as WordPress’s official content editor.
Object-Oriented PHP: The __construct() Magic Method
In this article, we tackle an intermediate topic in object-oriented PHP: magic methods, specifically __construct().
How to Customize File Upload Inputs
This code demo saved my bacon on a client project that needed a very specifically styled file upload input box.
Finding the Best WordPress Hosting: An Honest Guide
There are thousands of sources out there telling you who offers the best WordPress hosting. This article’s different, because it tells the truth.
How to Change WordPress User Passwords via FTP
A member from the WPShout Facebook Group blew my mind last week with this set of instructions for either resetting WordPress user passwords or adding new users using only an FTP connection. This was in response to our Quick Guide that describes how to do the same thing inside phpMyAdmin, which requires cPanel (or similar) access. For many situations, I believe this FTP route is quite a bit simpler and requires requesting less complete access from your clients.
AnswerThePublic: Visualize People’s Real Searches on Any Topic
This tool is incredible. It gives you beautiful, readable data visualizations of people’s real search queries for any phrase you type in, from “wordpress hooks” to “meaning of life.”
Autocomplete for Relevanssi
I first wrote up Relevanssi back in 2015, when it saved my bacon on a client project. Last week it did the same thing again, and I remembered why I’d found it so cool in the first place.
Discussing the WPShout Pro Community on the WP Tavern Podcast
The three of us (Alex, David, and Fred) had the pleasure of being on last week’s WP Tavern podcast. We discussed what we’ve learned about teaching and learning WordPress development, and why we believe the WPShout Pro Community solves learning challenges that nothing else quite addresses.
Choosing the Right Hosting for You: Honest WordPress Hosting Recommendations
In WordPress hosting, there are definitely right choices—and wrong ones. This article is a quick-but-thorough guide on how to choose the right WordPress hosting for your project. Here’s how it’s structured:
The Secret to Learning WordPress Development Is People
We’ve been thinking a lot about how people learn WordPress, and what drives success in WordPress development learning.