Jetbrains Gateway is really nice

Jetbrains, the Czech company that makes PhpStorm, WebStorm and Intellij-Idea, has their Gateway product in beta. It works like this: you run the Gateway software on your desktop machine — you know, the one with the nice display — and it connects to some other development machine to run your IDE. I’ve been using it … Read more

Filtering Database Changes During WordPress Updates

During its occasional and automatic core version updates (for example from version 5.9.2 to 5.9.3) WordPress inspects its tables in its database server (MariaDB or MySQL) and tries to restore them to WordPress’s standard schema. Sometimes a site owner or plugin customizes those tables. For example my Index WP MySQL For Speed plugin reorganizes some … Read more

Index WP MySQL For Speed DDL – Barracuda

This is the data definition language used by the Index MySQL For Speed plugin to add and remove high-performance keys. This is the code used for recent versions of MariaDB and MySQL, the ones supporting the Barracuda version of the InnoDB storage engine. Notice that each table gets just one ALTER TABLE statement. This allows … Read more

Index WP MySQL For Speed DDL – Antelope

This is the data definition language used by the Index MySQL For Speed plugin to add and remove high-performance keys. This is the code used for older versions of MariaDB and MySQL, the ones supporting the Antelope version of the InnoDB storage engine. Notice that each table gets just one ALTER TABLE statement. This allows … Read more

Register WordPress Hooks Declaratively

Have you ever written any WordPress code that needed to register a lot of hooks — a lot of actions and filters? Have you ever forgotten to put the right number of $expectedArgs into the call to add_action() or add_filter()? Worse, have you ever forgotten your call to one of those? No more! This article … Read more

Good WordPress developer tools

This, a work-in-progress, is a list of good tools for WordPress developers. Plugins Query Monitor by John Blackbourn. Monitors pretty much everything that happens on WordPress page views, not just queries. WP Rollback by GiveWP.com. Reinstalls previous versions of themes or plugins. Demo Press by Milan Petrovic. Generates fake content and can create many posts, … Read more

WordPress plugin release tools

When developing WordPress plugin for distribution on the wordpress.org directory, we need some tools to automate the release process. It’s convenient to use github (or another source-code control vendor) to hold the day-to-day development source code. And, when we’re ready to release the plugin to the WordPress repository, we need to use WordPress’s Subversion (svn) … Read more