Quick Tip: Optimizing Loading Assets in WordPress This can go a long way especially when used in conjunction with other plugins that may not be as responsible.

Whenever I think of assets in WordPress, I generally think of JavaScript files and stylesheets; however, I know that fonts and images can also count, too.

One of the things that are all too common, though, especially as it relates to the administrative area, is loading assets in WordPress on screens where they aren’t needed.

It’s completely possible to make an argument that given the file sizes or the functionality that each present, the files are only impacting a minimal amount of load time at best, right?

But match this mentality with who-knows-how-many plugins, and you’ve got more than a heavy impact happening on a given payload.

So what can we do?

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Discounted Memberships: Black Friday Thru Cyber Monday A quick rundown of what comes with a membership to this site and how to get it with a discount.

As with many other blogs, shops, products, and services during this time of year, I’m offering discounted memberships on this blog from Black Friday thru Cyber Monday.

Discounted Memberships: 2018

What does this really get you, though?

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Happy Thanksgiving I dig this time of year and all that comes with it.

As is the same with every single year (well, save for last year when I forgot to write a post – or simply neglected to do so 🤷🏻‍♂️), we’re celebrating Thanksgiving in the United States.

I dig this time of year and continue to do so the more our family grows, and the more time we’re able to spend together.

Happy Thanksgiving 2018

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Quick Tip: Check User’s Browser With JavaScript A quick regular expression you can use to check the user's browser with JavaScript.

You’d think in 2018 we’d have a standard way to do browser detection or that the majority of browsers would handle standard idiosyncracies around CSS properly.

But here we are, and it’s still not happening.

This means that when it comes to working with JavaScript, we still may have to do a bit of browser sniffing to determine which browser it is with which we’re working.

Don’t get me wrong: It’s not as bad as it used to be, but there are times in which I’ve recently encountered errors with Chrome and Firefox, specifically.

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Setting Up a 2017 MacBook Pro for WordPress Development A comprehensive list of what I do with a new machine for WordPress development.

Last Thursday was rough. If I were to explain everything that went down both with my computer and my personal life, you’d think I was making the whole thing up.

It’d be like the adult equivalent of “my dog ate [the last month of] my homework.” Or something like that.

First, as far as my personal life is concerned, this has nothing to do with the well-being of my family. Just a local debacle of waiting two hours during the workday to get something handled. Irrelevant other than, you know, taking a hefty chunk out of a workday.

Secondly, the computer stuff can all be summed up easily: There was a completely pathetic series of unfortunate events that led to its demise. Essentially, “I killed the car.

Setting Up a 2017 MacBook Pro for WordPress Development

So I had to order a replacement in short order (which is not something I wanted to do), had to have to delivered the next day before noon (which is not something I like to pay for) nor is it something that I had planned as a business expense for at least another year or two.

But here we are.

And this leads me to write this post: It’s a walkthrough of the process I follow and of the applications I install whenever setting up a new machine and how I configure it.

It’s not going to be incredibly detailed, but it’s a starting place for if this ever happens again or for any developer looking to set up a new machine or repurpose an existing machine.

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