The WordPress WP-Cron system is a decently okay faux cron system, but it has its problems, such as running on frontend requests and not running if no requests are coming through. WP-Cron works by: on every page load, a list of scheduled tasks is checked to see what needs to be run. Any tasks scheduled […]
I know that auto-updates are a bit of a (#wpdrama) touchy subject, but I believe in them. In an mu-plugin I enable all auto-updates like so:
By default, WordPress does not cache WP_Query queries. Doing so can greatly improve performance. The way I do this is via the Advanced Post Cache plugin: By running this plugin (hopefully as an mu-plugin) with a persistent object cache, WP_Query calls, along with get_post() calls (only if suppress_filters is false) will be cached. Bonus! Now that we’re caching queries, here’s […]
One of the most important things to do when working on new themes, plugins, or debugging issues in WordPress is to turn on WP_DEBUG. According to the Codex: WP_DEBUG is a PHP constant (a permanent global variable) that can be used to trigger the “debug” mode throughout WordPress. It is assumed to be false by […]
One of the tasks that I have to do often at work is copying data to and from an SFTP directory. Previously I had a constant domain and port that I was able to connect to, an I could save this in a WinSCP profile for ease of use. Due to some recent architectural changes though, […]
One of the great things about Gutenberg is the ability to compartmentalize different types of content within blocks. One of the blocks that I’ve been using a lot of recently is the code block. This block by default will render something like this: While this is acceptable, it’s not very pretty. I used to use […]
I’ve written before about disabling plugin deactivation in WordPress, but I’ve finally used that knowledge in practice–on this site. The Problem Let’s say you’re going along your day, developing things, and fixing things, and making the world a better place when all of a sudden you get a call from a client that their website […]
I’m trying to force myself to do a few new things: Blog on a schedule Learn new stuff Because of that, I’m starting over on derrick.blog and playing around here. I’ll be testing new WordPress stuff here, especially Gutenberg.