How To Install PHPUnit for WordPress on Windows

Unit testing is an indispensable tool for any developer, regardless of the language they use. The same goes for WordPress plugin development. However, I’m not here to regurgitate its importance, benefits and bla bla bla… I would like to talk to you about a more pressing issue instead: getting the damn thing set up on …

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An Introduction To The Sage WordPress Starter Theme

WordPress is an awesome and powerful tool. It’s not without reason that more than a third of all websites are powered by it. Unfortunately, its development workflow feels quite outdated and clunky when compared to PHP Laravel and many front-end frameworks. This can be mainly attributed to the core development team striving to never break …

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How To Solve Table Already Exists In Laragon

So there you are, minding your own business and creating a new WordPress site using Laragon. You’re about to finish the setup when suddenly… BAAMM!! You’re greeted with a page full of WordPress database error: [Table ‘<name>’ already exists]. What happened? You’ve fucked up! That’s what happened. But no need to worry, 🤗 I’m here …

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Laragon WordPress Development Environment – The Hidden Gem

As a newcomer to WordPress development, finding an easy to use yet powerful development setup is easier said than done. After doing some research online, you’re bound to run into the same tools over and over again. To name a few, there are DesktopServer, Vagrant, Local by Flywheel and any variation of the LAMP stack, …

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WordPress Plugin Development: When And How

Plugins represent an essential and major component of any WordPress site. As of early October 2019, there are a whopping 54,775 plugins in the WordPress repository. Plenty to last you a lifetime! As a developer, you’ll eventually have to write one yourself, whether it be for a client, your company or personal usage. However, WordPress …

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How To Transfer A Live WordPress Site To A Localhost

After your website has been deployed to a hosting server, it’s not uncommon to keep making changes to your website. However, it’s never a good idea to do so directly while visitors still have access to it, for obvious reasons… 😅 Instead, you’re better off working on a staging or testing site from which you …

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Should You Use A Page Builder As A Web Developer?

In recent years, page builders such as Elementor and Beaver Builder have exploded in popularity, accumulating as many as 2+ million downloads on WordPress. However, their user base doesn’t only consist of non-technical people looking to create their own website. In fact, more and more developers have begun to use page builders extensively as a …

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