In 2012 I went from full-time employment to solo freelancer and managed to double my salary in the process. Since then there has been growing interest in freelancing, but many questions about how get started, where to find clients, and how to get paid. This series is an attempt to answer those questions based on my experience over the past several years.
Adding custom columns to the admin tables for your custom post types is a good way to provide more information to your users. WordPress provides a flexible method to add data whether it’s meta values, taxonomies, images, ACF PRO fields, or anything else tied to your post types.
Preparing your themes and plugins for an international audience is not as difficult as you may believe. WordPress provides a set of handy functions that, once learned, can easily be rolled into your existing workflow.
If you understand WordPress hooks you understand one of the key elements that makes WordPress powerful. You also gain a sense of how well theme/plugin authors understand WordPress, and how friendly their code is to extend.
Using the Flexible Content field from Advanced Custom Fields allows you to quickly set up a page builder for your theme. However, this method lacks control over the appearance of specific sections. To implement this you would typically need to add fields for margins, borders, padding, and background for each layout you create for your Flexible Content. This ends up being repetitive and unintuitive for users.
Sometimes you want uploads to end up somewhere other than the default WordPress uploads directory. For that WordPress provides the
upload_dir filter, but how does that work with ACF PRO file fields?
Moving a WordPress site, whether it’s to your local environment or to a new server, is a common task with some potentially confusing issues. Typically there are three migration scenarios, broken down in this post along with things to look out for.
If there was a way to streamline your code backup, development, and deployment would you do it? Git is a solid solution, but benefits from some fine tuning to improve WordPress development.
Getting WordPress set up on your own computer for development doesn’t have to be complicated. Using two free applications it can be done even faster and easier than the standard WordPress 5-minute Install™.