Author: Fred Meyer
How to Prevent Browser Caching of a CSS Stylesheet in WordPress
This video and text Quick Guide explains how to prevent browser caching of CSS files in WordPress. The CSS cache busting tricks here will work outside WordPress, too: you’ll just need your own method of adding query strings.
How to Use FTP to Deactivate a Plugin That’s Breaking Your WordPress Site
In this text and video Quick Guide, we’ll explain how to deactivate a WordPress plugin via FTP.
The Trouble with WordPress Frameworks
This article explains what WordPress frameworks are, and why I generally recommend against relying on them.
GoDaddy vs. Bluehost in 2019: Why Neither is a Good Choice (and What to Choose Instead)
If you’re trying to choose between Bluehost vs. GoDaddy in 2019, there’s one very clear right answer:
get_queried_object(): How and Why to Use It
WordPress’s get_queried_object() function has the distinction of being, I think, the most useful core function in WordPress that I didn’t know about for the longest time.
Gutenberg Strengthening its Group and Columns Blocks
Emulate Mobile Devices In-Browser with the Ripple Chrome Extension
This week, I had a client send me a bug that only appeared in iOS Safari. As much as I’d love to say “tell your visitors not to use iOS Safari,” it’s definitely a popular enough way to browse the web to merit fixing the bug.
Why Coding is Like Spelunking, And How Knowing That Can Help You
This article uses the analogy “Coding is like caving” to explain what coding is, what it isn’t, who it’s for, and how to succeed at it.
Learning PHP for WordPress Development: while() Loops
Welcome to this discussion of PHP loops: what loops are, whey they’re important, and how to use PHP while() loops. This article continues our series explaining the basics of PHP for WordPress development.
Learning PHP for WordPress Development: Control Flow Basics
Welcome to this introduction to PHP control flow! This article continues our series explaining the basics of PHP for WordPress development.