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PHP 7.4 is here and performing well

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WordPress hosting companies are notoriously behind in upgrading PHP – the web service that processes a website’s data and logical code into HTML output. The cost of this delay is enormous in terms of website maintenance and performance. The jump from PHP v5 to v7 was a big one that required software updates and often […]

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Giving a Theme or Plugin Developer Admin Access

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Let’s say you’ve reported a bug that you’ve observed in a theme or plugin. Good job by the way! Should you provide the developer admin access to your production site so they can diagnose or repair the issue? ABSOLUTELY NOT!

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WordPress WooCommerce Developer Hourly Rate Research

How much should your developer be charging you? This is a complex question to answer because the range is quite wide and there are many factors that contribute, such as location cost-of-living, skill level, how sharp the developer is and how busy his/her schedule is. I’ll provide you with United States oriented research I’ve come-up with.

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Discussing WooCommerce and Code Snippets on WP Plugins A-Z Podcast

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I joined John Overall on his podcast WP Plugins A-Z for Interview 32 discussing WooCommerce and Code Snippets. Give it a listen and let me know how I did! Podcast description: Today’s interview is with Sean Conklin from CodedCommerce. We previously reviewed some plugins Sean has worked on. For example: Benchmark Email Lite, all the […]

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Co-organizing WordCamp Santa Clarita 2019

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I’ve been working with lead organizer Joe Simpson Jr. and co-organizer Rebeca Godin forming WordCamp Santa Clarita 2019. The event will be held on April 5th-6th, 2019 on a Friday and Saturday at College of the Canyons University Center during Spring Break time. WordCamp is a worldwide series of conferences, volunteer organized and attended by hundreds […]

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Architecting Million Dollar Projects

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I was inspired by a webinar I recently attended, Architecting Growth–How to Crush Million Dollar Projects by Pantheon – a geek friendly managed host for enterprise WordPress and Drupal clients. This webinar is presented by their co-founder and discusses much of what they’ve learned providing infrastructure for larger scale projects.