Local from Flywheel Saves Database SQL Files When Site is Stopped

I was recently following some troubleshooting steps for Local and removed the docker component that Local automatically sets up via an app called VirtualBox, which it installs during setup. Right after I did this I realized that I may have also deleted all of the databases for my sites.  Turns out I did. https://twitter.com/zgordon/status/863958568097153024 NOTE: If you remove … Continue reading Local from Flywheel Saves Database SQL Files When Site is Stopped

Learn How I Built the JavaScript for WordPress Master Course and Teaching Site on the “How I Built It Podcast”

"If you're looking to setup an online course just grab this podcast!" I love hanging and chatting Joe Casabona.  Naturally, I was excited when I found out he wanted to chat with me on his How I Built it Podcast about how I built my JavaScript for WordPress Master Course. A lot of folks have asked me content related questions about … Continue reading Learn How I Built the JavaScript for WordPress Master Course and Teaching Site on the “How I Built It Podcast”

How to Save Wistia Video Player Speed in Local Storage with JavaScript, the Wistia API (and WordPress)

I love Wistia, the professional video hosting company with amazing stats.  I have used them since early on and host all the JavaScript for WordPress videos with them. They have had an API for a while that lets you control player speed.  Recently, they updated their player  and added speed control right into the controls. However, there is no caching mechanism for … Continue reading How to Save Wistia Video Player Speed in Local Storage with JavaScript, the Wistia API (and WordPress)

Deciding What Development Tools to Teach in my JavaScript for WordPress Master Course

Since the beginning of 2016 I have been working on my JavaScript for WordPress Master Course.  In the first part of this course I have a section on JavaScript Development Tools. For the past few moons I have been trying to figure out exactly what JavaScript Development Tools to include in this section and in what order to cover … Continue reading Deciding What Development Tools to Teach in my JavaScript for WordPress Master Course

Guest on WPwatercooler – Beyond Learning JavaScript Deeply

Thanks to George Sephanis for inviting me on the WPwatercooler show this week to discuss what else is worth learning deeply in 2016 besides JavaScript. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kQ-fzGM669M Of course, several of the folks on the show, including myself, are still focused on learning JavaScript in 2016, However, a number of other good areas came up as well: Ways of Building with … Continue reading Guest on WPwatercooler – Beyond Learning JavaScript Deeply

How and Where I’ve Been (Re)Learning JavaScript

As I speed down the path to launch for my JavaScript for WordPress Master Course, I have been busily learning and relearning JavaScript anew. Actually, I have worked with JS for a long time now and even taught college and high school JavaScript courses well before Treehouse.  However, JavaScript has come a long way in the last few … Continue reading How and Where I’ve Been (Re)Learning JavaScript

Slides for WordCamp Baltimore – Learning PHP for WordPress Development

I'm very excited to be back at a WordCamp in Baltimore, a town I love.  Today I am speaking on PHP for WordPress, a topic near and dear to my heart since I learned PHP via WordPress and, as a teacher, guide others on this path as well. https://speakerdeck.com/zgordon/php-for-wordpress After you check out the slide … Continue reading Slides for WordCamp Baltimore – Learning PHP for WordPress Development