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A collection of resources for WordPress Developers, written and curated by experts

Using Codeception to Automate WordPress Plugin Testing

When the time comes to release a new update to one of our plugins, the Delicious Brains team gets all excited at delivering more features and improvements to our customers,… Read more

Iain Poulson

Apr 5, 2016

Automating Local WordPress Site Setup with Scripts

This is article 1 of 3 in the series “Automating Local WordPress Site Setup with Scripts” WordPress was recently ranked as the second most dreaded technology by over 50,000 developers… Read more

Matt Shaw

Mar 29, 2016

WP Offload S3 1.1 Released

Today is release day for WP Offload S3 and with it comes some new features and some changes. The free edition of the plugin has been renamed to “WP Offload… Read more

Iain Poulson

Mar 8, 2016

Creating a WordPress Theme using the REST API and Vue.js

After attending the Day of REST conference a couple of weeks ago I was inspired to dive in to the WordPress REST API and test it out. On the day… Read more

Gilbert Pellegrom

Feb 23, 2016

Let's Encrypt HTTPS + Linode NodeBalancer

Let’s Encrypt HTTPS + Linode NodeBalancer

Frankly, Let’s Encrypt is possibly the best thing since sliced bread, letting you get a free SSL/TLS certificate with open source tools and an API to create and auto-renew said… Read more

Ian

Feb 16, 2016

Assets Addon 1.1 for WP Offload S3 Released

We’ve added minification and gzip options to the Assets addon, allowing you to boost your PageSpeed score from a C to an A.

Ashley

Feb 4, 2016

WordPress Plugin Review: WP Pusher

WordPress Plugin Review: WP Pusher

While the WordPress core project still uses SVN for version control, it’s pretty safe to say that the vast majority of serious WordPress developers use Git on their own projects.… Read more

Jeff

Jan 26, 2016

How to do Background Processing in WordPress Plugins and Themes

As WordPress sites become increasingly more complex, so do the tasks that they need to perform which can often be resource intensive or time consuming. I’m talking specifically about tasks… Read more

Ashley

Jan 19, 2016

The Awkward Addon Pricing Model For WordPress Plugins

The release of WP Offload S3 this year saw our portfolio double in size and, like our flagship product WP Migrate DB Pro, WP Offload S3 comes with addon plugins… Read more

Iain Poulson

Jan 7, 2016

Our Struggles to Stay Healthy While Working From Home

This is article 1 of 2 in the series “Our Struggles to Stay Healthy While Working From Home” Recently in a Slack chat we discussed how we try and stay… Read more

Ian

Dec 16, 2015

HTTP/2, HTTPS, Let’s Encrypt and WordPress

TL;DR — HTTP/2 is awesome, but requires HTTPS, which is hard to setup. Let’s Encrypt and WordPress can make HTTPS setup simple and help achieve a faster web sooner. My… Read more

Brad

Dec 8, 2015

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WP REST API Part 2.5: Using it in WordPress 4.4

This is article 3 of 3 in the series “WP REST API” WordPress 4.4 is set to be released in the next couple of weeks, and is bringing with it… Read more

Jeff

Dec 1, 2015

Using React and Laravel Lumen to Build a Company Status Board

A few months ago I bought an Apple Cinema display to use with my Macbook Pro. My plan was to use both screens, my Cinema display as my primary screen… Read more

Gilbert Pellegrom

Nov 17, 2015

Unit Testing Ajax and API Requests in WordPress Plugins

I am scared of unit testing. There, I’ve said it. Unit testing is one of those practices that I know I should be doing, there are benefits to doing it,… Read more

Iain Poulson

Nov 3, 2015

WP Offload S3 0.9.7 & Pro Upgrade 1.0.2 Released with 3 New Addons

We don’t usually do a blog post for a minor release, but this is a massive minor release and deserves some attention. Although we haven’t added any new features to… Read more

Brad

Oct 27, 2015

Using Amazon SNS to build good habits with daily SMS reminders

Here at Delicious Brains Inc., the entire team enjoys the perks of remote work. Personally, I love having the freedom to start and end my day pretty much whenever I… Read more

Jeff

Oct 20, 2015

Managing Your WordPress Site with Git and Composer Part 4 – Installing WordPress in a Subdirectory

This is article 3 of 3 in the series “Managing Your WordPress Site with Git and Composer” In part 1 of this series we looked at how to store and… Read more

Gilbert Pellegrom

Oct 6, 2015

WP Offload S3 Launched

Although we’ll call today the “official” launch, we actually (and sneakily) pushed out WP Offload S3 last month, on August 17. We felt late August wasn’t a good time to be promoting… Read more

Brad

Sep 15, 2015

Managing Custom Tables in WordPress

Once upon a time I tried to build a theme and plugin store into the WordPress dashboard. Kind of like iTunes for WordPress. I called it WP App Store. Long… Read more

Brad

Sep 8, 2015

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WP REST API Part 2: Customizing Default Endpoints and Adding New Ones

This is article 2 of 3 in the series “WP REST API” In the first installment of this series I created a very basic React Native app utilizing WordPress and… Read more

Jeff

Sep 2, 2015

Managing Your WordPress Site with Git and Composer Part 3 – Using Git Submodules to Manage Themes and Plugins

This is article 2 of 3 in the series “Managing Your WordPress Site with Git and Composer” In part 2 we looked at how we might use Composer to manage… Read more

Gilbert Pellegrom

Aug 20, 2015

WP REST API Part 1: Creating a Mobile App with WP-API and React Native

This is article 1 of 3 in the series “WP REST API” The WP REST API is a WordPress plugin that intends to be eventually integrated into WordPress’ core as… Read more

Jeff

Jul 21, 2015

Managing Your WordPress Site with Git and Composer Part 2 – Using Composer to Manage Themes and Plugins

This is article 1 of 3 in the series “Managing Your WordPress Site with Git and Composer” In part 1 we looked at how to store and manage your WordPress… Read more

Gilbert Pellegrom

Jul 8, 2015

WP Migrate DB Pro 1.5 & Multisite Tools Addon 1.0 Released

We’re very excited to announce the release of WP Migrate DB Pro 1.5 and the all-new Multisite Tools addon. We’ve already cheated a little by giving you a video preview… Read more

Brad

Jun 24, 2015