As more and more developers come into the WordPress space (a truly wonderful thing) — many of whom transition from other ecosystems — I often hear or read about how antiquated those developers find WordPress coding practices. You don’t have autoloading? Or dependency management? Or… you get the idea. “Wait… you can’t even use Namespaces in WordPress… Continue reading Namespaces in WordPress development
From PHP-FPM to HHVM on Ubuntu
As a developer I enjoy using the latest and greatest…things. And, as a WordPress developer, I enjoy seeing how I can use the latest and greatest with the content management system I use on a day-to-day basis. Today I moved this very site from using PHP to HHVM. Here’s how.
Memcached for WordPress on Ubuntu 14.04
If you’re unsure of what an object cache is, or what memcached is, your first port of call should be Scotty’s article on the subject. WordPress has built-in support for a PHP object cache. However, it only exists temporarily – for a single page load. The best way to explain this is to think about… Continue reading Memcached for WordPress on Ubuntu 14.04
Composer packages and WPMU Plugins
I am by no means a composer expert. In fact it was something that Ale at Briteweb introduced me to a little over 9 months ago. So whilst the method that I’m describing below most definitely works – and is stable and solid – it is by no means the only, or indeed possibly best way to… Continue reading Composer packages and WPMU Plugins