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New: Free SEO Course

A successful website is a labor of love. I know, first-hand, how much work goes into getting a site launched. But the effort can’t stop there, because for most people, the whole point of publishing a website is to get people to see it.  If your goal is like mine and you want to see…

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Using GrumPHP, Composer 2 and PHP 7.2

I’m very much a fan of GrumPHP which I’ve written extensively about in previously posts. Configuring Composer for WordPress, Part 1Configuring Composer for WordPress, Part 2 And as my last past alluded, I’ve been adapting a piece of software so it maximizes its availability across all platforms using PHP regardless of now new or how…

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Installing Old Versions of PHP With Homebrew

I love the speed at which PHP is moving these days and how fast the new versions are, too 🙂 but that doesn’t mean the software on which we’re going is going to consistently be able to keep up with the fast release cycles. And that’s okay. It is part of software development and it…

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Torque Toons: Long Form Tweets

Elon Musk reached an agreement to buy Twitter yesterday. So far he’s discussed enabling “long form Tweets”, Open Sourcing the algorithm, and adding an edit button. AuthorDoc PopDoctor Popular is an artist and musician living in San Francisco. As a full disclaimer, he is neither a doctor nor popular.More articles by Doc PopTagged:WordCamp

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Keep a Journal of What It Takes to Get It Working

This is not new information and this is not a new idea that you’re about to read. This isn’t a novel idea. This isn’t something that no one has ever discussed. This is the furthest thing from a new idea. Instead, this is me re-iterating something that people in our field talk about over and…

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Using Pipe Viewer for Large Migrations

In WordPress, most migrations can be easily done by: Using a web-based utility such as Migrate DB Pro or PhpMyAdmin,Using a database front-end application like TablePlus,Or even using the mysql command-line for importing an SQL dump. None of these are bad options but each present their own set of challenges especially with large migrations: web-based…

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A Beginner’s Guide to Querying the Slack API

Creating Slack applications can be as time-consuming and complex as writing any other type of application. What if you’re interested in querying the Slack API for your workspace and incorporating the results in a WordPress plugin? Here’s how you can get started. Ultimately, all we need to make queries to the Web API is an…

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Celebrating Black History Month

For much of Black history in the US, a lot of stories have gone untold. As we wrap up Black History Month, our team at Automattic — the company behind WordPress.com — wanted to share how we celebrated with our fellow colleagues. Throughout February, our Black/African Descent employee resource group, Cocoamattic, shined a light on…

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A Complete Guide to Email Marketing and Anti-Spam Laws

If you’re an email marketer, there are laws, and they are serious. So, to help you stay out of jail we have put together this article to help you understand anti-spam laws and cover some of the big dos and don’ts of email marketing. There are protocols internationally that help prevent spam when it comes…

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