Learn how to use version control with Git for WordPress development in this beginner tutorial. From setup over tracking changes to your first commit.
Good basic tutorial. Especially if want to use SourceTree on Windows. Just the opening paragraph a little bit misleading. Uploading via FTP can’t be replaced with mere version control. The workflow should be more complex.
Source: Beginner Tutorial: How to Use Git for WordPress Development
The Domain Name System (DNS) essentially provides a phone directory for the Internet. You might want to type in apple.com to your web browser to buy iPhone accessories, but how will your request reach Apple’s web server at IP address 220.127.116.11? That’s what the domain name record system does for us.
Have read many DNS articles, but sometimes feel like never get a grasp of it. Probably just need more practice.
Source: An Introduction to Learning and Using DNS Records
Smashing Magazine is known for lengthy, comprehensive articles. But what about something different for a change? What about shorter, concise pieces with useful tips that you could easily read over a short coffee break? As an experiment, this is one of the shorter “Quick Tips”-kind-of articles — shorter posts prepared and edited by our editorial team. What do you think? Let us know in the comments! —Ed. The Internet is the foundation of our craft. But what do we actually know about its underlying technology? How do DNS, networks and HTTPS work? What happens in the browser when we type a URL in the address bar?
Contains more links which probably even longer to read. While those links might be good and useful, no particular knowledge in this post. Some comments also agree with this.
Source: Breaking It Down To The Bits: How The Internet, DNS, And HTTPS Work – Smashing Magazine
WordPress is dominant but for how long? Here we interview three leading WordPress entrepreneurs and consider the question of diversification in general.
Diversification is needed. But still need to focus on the primary.
Source: Is It Time to Diversify Beyond WordPress?
Should you be using a placeholder WordPress theme when building sites for clients? Or should you start from scratch and build your way up?
Definitely choose number two. Build using starter theme like Underscore.
Source: Building a Client Site From the Ground Up or Not?
Here’s how you can setup PHP CodeSniffer, the rules for the WordPress Coding Standards, and have them run alongside MAMP to improve your WordPress code.
Not using MAMP. But really need to try PHP CodeSniffer.
Source: PHP CodeSniffer For MAMP and WordPress | Tom McFarlin
If you’re working with WordPress and MAMP to importing a large database, then you may need to stop tweaking settings and using the command-line. It’s easy.
Nice tips. Always can’t remember the exact script.
Source: Importing A Large Database in MAMP | Tom McFarlin
Shaumik examines ways to manage huge repositories with Git, including shallow cloning, cloning a single branch, using submodules and third-party extensions.
Once shocked someone pushed the PSD files to git. Turns out large files is indeed problem for git. And it’s nice to have solutions like these.
Source: Managing Huge Repositories with Git
As much as I love what GitHub has brought us, I often see developers asking users to report issues on GitHub. That’s never sat well with me.
Agreed. GitHub is developer to developer.
Source: Don’t Report Issues on GitHub | Tom McFarlin