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Backup Plugin Battle: Which is the Best WordPress Backup Plugin in 2022?

Backing up your site is a little like buying fire insurance. You never need it outside of a catastrophe, but not having it is just going to make the catastrophe… Read more

Mike Davey

May 10, 2022

Install WP-CLI

The Complete Guide to Installing WP-CLI

The WordPress command line interface (WP-CLI) is a powerful WordPress-developer focused tool. Here at Delicious Brains we use it to help us write tests, manage changes to our site databases,… Read more

Erik

Mar 15, 2022

Syncing WordPress Database Changes Between Environments: How We Handle Merging in 2022

Database synchronization is a problem that still gets raised almost every month in the local WordPress communities I’m part of – “if I am making changes to my local site,… Read more

Iain

Jan 28, 2022

The Ultimate Guide to Installing WordPress in a Subdirectory

In this article, we look at the benefits and limitations of installing WordPress in a subdirectory, how to install and manage subdirectory installs, and how to move WordPress core out… Read more

Iain

Jan 19, 2022

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

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

The State of HTML Email in WordPress in 2022

One question that I’ve been asked a few times while working on WP Offload SES is how it handles HTML email. By default, WordPress sends out all emails as plain… Read more

Matt Shaw

Oct 27, 2021

The Ultimate Overview of the WordPress Block Editor (Gutenberg) for Developers in 2022

I’ve been loosely following the noise and #wpdrama surrounding Gutenberg for as long as it has been around and honestly for the most part I’ve had negative feelings around it… Read more

Iain

Aug 25, 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

Vue vs React: Which is the Best JavaScript Framework in 2021?

React or Vue.js, which JavaScript framework should you choose? React powers WordPress’ new editor while Vue.js is a popular framework in the Laravel community. In this post we’ll go over… Read more

Peter Tasker

Mar 17, 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

How We Use PhpStorm for WordPress Development

Many of the Delicious Brains team use PhpStorm, the PHP IDE from JetBrains, as their go-to code editor, development environment, and all-round PHP best friend. Some on the team swear… Read more

Iain

Dec 9, 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

Set Up Visual Studio Code and xDebug as the Ultimate Editor for WordPress Development

If you keep up with the many text editors and developer tools available, you may have heard of Microsoft’s Visual Studio Code. VS Code is a free, open source code… Read more

Matt Shaw

Aug 5, 2020

The Ultimate Developer’s Guide to the WordPress Database

Here at Delicious Brains we eat, drink and sleep databases. However, we believe that any developer working with WordPress should have some level of knowledge about the database that sits… Read more

Iain

Jun 3, 2020

SQL Query Optimization for Faster WordPress Sites

You know that a fast site == happier users, improved ranking from Google, and increased conversions. Maybe you even think your WordPress site is as fast as it can be… Read more

Iain

Apr 7, 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

WordPress, JavaScript and PHP Conferences to Add to Your Calendar in 2020

Whether you’re hoping to speak at a conference, looking to network or just there to learn, attending a conference can be beneficial to you and your career in a number… Read more

Caillie West

Jan 14, 2020

WordPress Plugin Development Best Practices: Template Files

When we talk about templates in WordPress we are normally referring to page template files in the theme. However, there are plugins that use template files to display content, and… Read more

Iain

Nov 19, 2019

WP Offload SES 1.3 Released: Search, View, and Resend Sent Emails

WP Offload SES 1.3 Released: Search, View, and Resend Sent Emails

Today, we’re introducing a bunch of features for WP Offload SES. It’s no secret that WP Offload SES has been light on features since its launch. That’s the main reason… Read more

Brad

Jul 23, 2019

PHP Scoper: How to Avoid Namespace Issues in your Composer Dependencies

Composer. If you’ve worked with PHP for any period of time you’ve likely heard of or used Composer. We’ve written about it whole bunch on the blog before, and it’s… Read more

Peter Tasker

Jul 2, 2019

WP Offload Media 2.2 Released: Offload Existing Media Items in the Background & More

It is with immense pleasure that we’d like to announce the release of WP Offload Media 2.2! 🎉 This release brings the much-requested background offloading of existing Media Library items.… Read more

Ian

Jun 11, 2019

WordPress Developers Industry Report

How Much Money Do WordPress Developers Make? That and More Insights on the Life of a WordPress Developer in Our First-Ever Industry Report

As a web developer, there’s always that curiosity about what your peers are up to. Where are they from? How much do they make? Do they work remotely? Over the… Read more

Caillie West

May 28, 2019