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Quickly Set Up Google AMP on Your WordPress Site

Should your WordPress sites use Google’s Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP)? It’s a simple question with a complicated answer. When it was announced in 2015, Google billed the AMP Project as… Read more

Mike Davey

Jan 13, 2022

You Don’t Need a Plugin for WebP Images on WordPress in 2022

Serving lightweight WebP images can help boost your site speed, critical as both a ranking factor and as part of the user experience. Not too long ago, you needed a… Read more

Mike Davey

Dec 8, 2021

Create Your Own SSL Certificate Authority for Local HTTPS Development

In 2018 Google started advocating that sites adopt HTTPS encryption, by marking sites not using an SSL certificate as “not secure” in their Chrome browser. This was widely accepted as… Read more

Brad

Nov 23, 2021

Understanding WordPress GUIDs: What They Are, and Why Change Them

The WordPress GUID is a unique identifier for individual posts, pages, media, and practically any other custom post type. As such, it’s a key element in rendering your WordPress content… Read more

Brad

Nov 17, 2021

Reviewing Craft Nitro & DevKinsta for WordPress Local Development

One of the cool things about my job as Developer Educator at Delicious Brains is that sometimes I get to try out new things that I might otherwise never discover.… Read more

Jonathan

Jul 28, 2021

How to set up WordPress to use Amazon SES

Running a site that sends a lot of emails, like an ecommerce site or a membership site, needs a reliable service to help keep up with the volume of emails… Read more

Matt Shaw

Jun 22, 2021

Why You Should be Using WP_DEBUG_LOG in Your WordPress Development

Whether you’re a developer, or a site owner troubleshooting a problem with your site, understanding the WP_DEBUG_LOG constant for turning on the WordPress debug log is very important. In this… Read more

Brad

Apr 13, 2021

Advanced Custom Fields: A Guide to Custom Fields and ACF Blocks

I’ve been a fan of Advanced Custom Fields (ACF) for a long time now. It’s used on almost every site I’ve built or worked on for the last few years.… Read more

Iain

Mar 16, 2021

The 4 Best Local WordPress Development Environments in 2021: XAMPP vs MAMP vs Local vs DesktopServer

An easy-to-use local testing server is one of the most important tools in a WordPress developer’s utility belt. Developing in a local environment lets you make changes to dev sites… Read more

Ram Ratan Maurya

Jan 14, 2021

VS Code Wins Best PHP IDE/Editor for WordPress Development in 2021

When building software or websites, you’ll need to use an integrated development environment (IDE), a code editor or if you’re really brave, a text editor. They each offer different benefits… Read more

Caillie West

Jan 9, 2021

Switching to Windows for Local WordPress Development

As you may have noticed from reading our blog, we’ve highly favored Mac and Linux for WordPress development. And we’re not alone – through my very scientific and thorough research,… Read more

Matt Shaw

Oct 15, 2020

The Best Setup for Your Local WordPress Development Environment

When running a WordPress website it’s best practice to at least run a local copy of the site so you can make changes without running the risk of completely ruining… Read more

Iain

Sep 16, 2020

Valet vs VVV vs Chassis: A Comparison Guide to CLI-Based Local WordPress Development Environments

In my last article, I reviewed the best WordPress development environment apps out there. But that’s not all of it, there are a number of great options available as well… Read more

Ram Ratan Maurya

Sep 1, 2020

Grunt vs Gulp: Battle of the Build Tools

In JavaScript land, things move fast and technology advances at a crazy pace. Most modern applications are built using technologies like Vue.js and React, making use of module bundlers like… Read more

Gilbert Pellegrom

Jun 25, 2020

Vagrant vs Docker: Which is better for WordPress development?

Before Docker came on the scene Vagrant was the go-to solution for creating development environments that can be configured independently of your machine and shared with a team. There are… Read more

Gilbert Pellegrom

Mar 31, 2020

Amazon S3 vs CloudFront: Why Delivering WordPress Media Directly From S3 is a Bad Idea

Amazon S3 is a sensible choice for storing your website’s assets in the cloud, but for delivery the benchmarks show that using a CDN is necessary to see any major… Read more

Matt Shaw

Mar 10, 2020

How I Use tmux For Local Development

On a recent One on One chat with Brad we got to talking about tmux. Brad was interested to hear that I use it every day on my local development… Read more

Ian

Oct 1, 2019

Optimizing Laravel Part 4: Queues, Front-end & Opcache Considerations

This is article 4 of 4 in the series “Optimizing Laravel” In my last article we looked at what object caching is and how and when to use it to… Read more

Gilbert Pellegrom

Aug 13, 2019

Optimizing Laravel Part 3: Improving Performance with Object Caching

This is article 3 of 4 in the series “Optimizing Laravel” In my last article we looked at what a database index is and how we can use database indexing… Read more

Gilbert Pellegrom

Jun 5, 2019

How to Get MinIO and Other S3-Compatible Storage Providers to Work with WP Offload Media

WP Offload Media has a lot of filters that can be used to alter its behavior, but not a lot of people know about them, or what you could accomplish… Read more

Ian

Apr 30, 2019

Advanced Migration Workflow Tips For The Lazy WordPress Developer

Sure you migrate WordPress databases on the regular and have a pretty good idea of what you’re doing, but is there anything that could make your migrations go more quickly… Read more

Peter Tasker

Feb 19, 2019

Moving a WordPress Root Install to a Subdirectory Install and Vice Versa

Moving a WordPress Root Install to a Subdirectory Install and Vice Versa

Tell me if this sounds familiar: You pick up a new client who wants you to develop a new theme for their site so you set up a development site… Read more

Jeff

May 15, 2018

Updating WooCommerce: Our Safe & Thorough Guide

We’ve had a lot going on at Delicious Brains HQ recently; releasing this and that, planning new products, and generally pushing the envelope. However, that has meant some things have… Read more

Iain

May 1, 2018

Using Devilbox for Local WordPress Development in Docker

For some time now I’ve been wanting to move all of my local development sites over to Docker instead of running them natively on my machine or running them in… Read more

Gilbert Pellegrom

Feb 13, 2018