I’m not one for setting specific goals or making resolutions at the end of the year. But when I look back at this blog and how it changed over the course of 2019, it’s evident that I blogged far less than I did in previous years.
There are several factors for this, none of which are bad, just the changing nature of life, work, and all that.
But I was hard, ahem, pressed to set a goal for this blog in the next year it’d be to get back to blogging more frequently but also:
with shorter posts,
spending time some time linking out to things I’ve read that I found interesting.
So rather than wait until next year, why not start now?
Every year, I try to take the time off from Christmas to New Year’s to be with family and friends and this year is no different.
During my time off, I’ve spent a bunch of time with my family, seen Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (and it was great to share the experience with my kids to see the movie on the big screen!), and already spent some time with my in-laws to celebrate the holiday.
A couple of weeks ago, I shared a small plugin I was working on, Remove Empty Shortcodes, that will – as the name implies – remove empty shortcodes from posts and pages where shortcodes are no longer present.
Today, I’ve tagged another release of the plugin and its available for download on GitHub.
If you inherit a WordPress codebase, regardless of the age of the project, there may be a lot of context that you don’t have as to why certain decisions were made or how things were implemented.
This may include the server, infrastructure used to help power the site or the app, and other contextual information about the environment in which it was running.
This type of information can be server-related information, PHP version, database type, information that’s actually stored in the database especially if you do a database import, and so on.
Ideally, all of this is handed over but that’s not always the case. Anyway, say you attempt to start it up and then when you attempt to start up the application, not only does it not work but it either shows a white screen or displays a message about technical problems with your installation.