This is my first Gutenberg post. Both in topic, and in practice. I have used the Gutenberg editor (henceforth simply “Gutenberg” because that is how it is nearly always referred to conversationally) locally and in testing quite a bit but have been reluctant to install it in a production environment because it wasn’t quite ready…Read More
In this post, I am going to go over the wp core command and a few of its sub-commands that I find most useful when managing WordPress with WP-CLI*. I use these commands frequently, especially when keeping client sites up-to-date with the latest WordPress version. **WP-CLI is a command line interface for WordPress (hence the…Read More
We’ve all had to change the default WooCommerce button color once or twice. And most of us have probably copy pasta’d straight CSS into our SASS files because we are too lazy to transpose it. Well now you can copy pasta SASS into your SASS file instead. Below is a SASS snippet to customize all…Read More
Buckle up. It’s time to talk about goals…in March…cause we can. In general, I don’t mesh well with the concept of publicly stating goals (I like to not tell people so I can renege without anyone knowing). So now I’m doing exactly that because people say it’s a good idea. The one thing I have…Read More
Layered navigation, for our purposes, requires the user to click an element, which then displays the next set of elements, until the user selects a specific option which displays new content. This becomes useful when dealing with multiple categories and sub-categories of options. The default behavior is often to link each category and sub-category with…Read More
Years ago I had a blog at this same domain, jacobmckinney.com. I did a bunch of on-page SEO and had several other sites linking back to mine, so I had a good bit of traffic. My content was centered around topics geared toward small business owners. I eventually abandoned my blog (don’t do that) and…Read More
I use Vagrant as my environment for most of my development. The other day I was working on one of my installs when I received the following WordPress error throughout most of my admin:
Last week I posted my review of Codecademy as part of my Best Resources for Learning to Code series. This week I will be reviewing Treehouse, one of my favorite resources for learning to code.
Codecademy is a great website for learning web development. When people ask me where they should start, I always recommend Codecademy first, partly because it’s free, but also because it allows you to get started right away using only your browser.
Learning to code can be very challenging, but it can also be one of the most rewarding things you can do, it certainly was for me. You must be disciplined, committed, and have the right resources. There’s so much free knowledge out there on the interwebs, sometimes it’s difficult to sift through the fluff.