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Common WordPress Login Errors and What to Do About Them

Sometimes I worry we spend so much time focusing on external sources that could potentially harm our sites that we forget that we too can cause problems for ourselves. Take, for instance, the WordPress login page. It's such a simple thing, isn'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…
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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…
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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…
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The WordPress Codex: An Invaluable Resource for Better Coding

In 2003, WordPress entered into existence and irrevocably changed the way we conduct business in the 21st century. Business owners no longer needed a brick-and-mortar presence in order to viably compete in their market. Heck, they no longer even had to deal…
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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…
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How to Address Object Injection Vulnerabilities in PHP

I have been discussing the risks related to PHP Object Injection or insecure usage of unserialize() and how this insecure coding practice is unfortunately very prevalent in the WordPress plugin ecosystem. This post is for plugin (and really any PHP) developers for…
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How to use React with the WordPress REST API

I remember back when I learned how to develop for WordPress, I spent weeks in the Codex, learning the template hierarchy, the template tags, and so on. The Codex was like my Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy: they might as well have…
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