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The Developer’s Advanced Guide to the wp-config File

How well do you really know wp-config? There’s a surprising amount of power in those few lines of PHP! This article is a tour of some bits of wp-config that… Read more

Ross Wintle

Sep 27, 2022

WP-CLI Packages: Supercharge Your WordPress Development

WP-CLI lets you do pretty much anything you can do in the WordPress admin, but faster and more efficiently with a command-line interface. WP-CLI packages take this even further by… Read more

Mike Davey

Aug 18, 2022

Installing, Updating, and Managing WordPress Plugins With WP-CLI

WP-CLI allows you to do practically anything you can do in the WordPress admin, but on the command line. This saves a lot of time and provides a cleaner workflow.… Read more

Erik

Jul 26, 2022

Managing Your WordPress Site With Git and Composer

Managing WordPress with Git and Composer has some big advantages. In particular, it can give you version control and helps get new people up to speed quickly. But it’s not… Read more

Ross Wintle

Jul 6, 2022

Our Guide to WP-CLI Command Structure

The WordPress command line interface (WP-CLI) is an incredible tool for improving your development workflow. Understanding how commands are structured is key to using WP-CLI to its full potential. In… Read more

Erik

Jun 28, 2022

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

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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

Remotely Back Up Your WordPress Database and Media With WP Migrate CLI

Keeping regular backups of your WordPress installs is one of the most important things you should do after you launch a site. If you search for the term “backup” in… Read more

Mike Davey

Oct 25, 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