• WordCamp 2020: On Stage in Phoenix as the Self Documenting Developer

    The recent WordCamp Phoenix was once again a vibrant, community-focused event that was packed with useful content and friendly people. I was thrilled to speak on stage as a software developer to a great crowd of my fellow WordPress and engineer peers about documentation from a developer’s perspective, and how documentation has evolved over the

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  • Exploring Microservices Architecture: What You Need to Know

    Microservice Architecture (a.k.a. “Microservices”) is a method of developing software focused on building single-function modules. The term was coined in 2011 and the microservice approach quickly gained steam near the end of 2013: The advancement of microservices was driven, in part, by tech giants like Netflix, Amazon, Twitter, Google, and Uber evangelizing its benefits. What’s

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  • Exploring Data Reliability Within WordPress

    Site reliability is generally talked about less often than other performance indicators, like page speed. With many web hosts offering multiple 9’s of guaranteed uptime, it’s become less of a ‘hot’ topic and more of the norm that your site will be up 99.99x percent of the time. But what many people don’t realize is

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  • Common WordPress Login Errors and What to Do About Them

    It’s such a simple thing, isn’t it? Open your login page. Enter your user credentials into the login form. Click submit and gain entry into the backend of your WordPress site: We do it everyday and give it little thought. But what happens if you don’t see your WordPress dashboard or, worse, if you don’t

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  • 9 Tools You Should Be Using In Your Plugin Development

    As web technology rapidly (and constantly) advances, it’s important to learn how to use modern technology to keep up with your rival developers, or risk losing out on much-needed work. While there’s a little bit of a learning curve for every new tool, being an early adopter helps you stay at the top of your

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  • An Easy Guide to Creating WordPress Workflow Documentation

    I like to think of workflow documentation as a sort of playbook for WordPress professionals. Think about it like this: Sports coaches and players rely on playbooks to provide them with tried-and-true strategies to win games. And, beyond that, those playbooks provide them with the physical steps and maneuvers needed to properly execute those strategies.

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  • A Step-by-Step Quality Assurance Plan for Your WordPress Site

    A brand new business might shell out $3K on a website and think it’s getting a bargain. However, when prospective customers start running away in droves because the site is: Slow Buggy Confusing Frustrating Unsafe Broken Well… It’ll quickly prove to be one of those “you get what you paid for”-kind of situations. I guess

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  • The WordPress Codex: An Invaluable Resource for Better Coding

    WordPress users and developers occasionally run into things that trip them up — this applies not only to novice users but to experienced WordPress developers as well. WordPress does not provide a dedicated support team to field questions or concerns, but their support forum is very helpful and manned by experienced and knowledgeable WordPress volunteers. You

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  • 8 Questions with WordPress Writer & Developer Rachel Adnyana

    We’re all about spreading the love within the WordPress community. With that, we’re reviving an old practice of ours where we interview folks doing impressive things within WordPress, and share it here on the Pagely blog. This is the first of our revamped interview series, where we spoke with Rachel Adnyana, editor for Design Bombs

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  • HTTP vs HTTPS

    This post is part of a series designed to help developers who are just starting out understand some basics and how they relate to WordPress. This second post is about HTTP (including its cousin, the secure version) and will attempt to explain the difference between the two and why they matter if you’re developing a

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