WordPress Data Collection with EZ Data Data Gathering, Analysis, and Intelligence all available within WordPress.

Usually, whenever I share resources on this site, it’s for development-related tools. Sometimes it’s plugins, other times; it’s things that we may use that are tangentially related to our work.

Sometimes, I’ll publish things from peers in the industry who I don’t know; other times; it’s from people who I know, consider a friend, and respect.

And the latter is the case with Roy Sivan and EZ Data.

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WordPress Admin Notice Plugins (And Why Options Are Good)

A couple of days ago, someone shot me a link to Dobby (no the house-elf, but sorta – and it would’ve been just a bit cooler, right? :). In short, it’s one of the various WordPress admin notice plugins that I think is worth checking out.

WordPress Admin Notices

It’s written by Thorsten Frommen (who inspired this post, to be honest) and a developer for whom I have a lot of respect.

The plugin’s description is as follows:

Dobby, the friendly Admin Elf, takes care of all your (unwanted) admin notices.

The emphasis added is mine, but it sounds a little familiar, doesn’t itThe drama.

Or not. 🙂

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A Few More Spotify Playlists for Work

Towards the end of last year, I shared a list of Spotify playlists for work that seemed to garner a good response if for no other reason than offering up some additional things to check out on my own 😇).

Since a few months have past and I’ve had a chance to listen, evaluate, and come up with a few more playlists to share I thought why not share another list?

Spotify Playlists for Work, Volume 2

So just as I shared towards the end of last year, here’s a list of the ambient music or the soundtracks I’ve been listening to as of late.

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WordPress Plugins I Use (As Of 2017)

A couple of weeks ago, an international WordPress-friend of mine, Thorsten Frommnen, tweeted the following asking what WordPress plugins I use (and others use) right now:


You’d have to click-through to see the whole thread. I’ve wanted to follow-up with the post for a little while now and just now have the chance.

For what it’s worth, I don’t know if it’s all that interesting to cover all the plugins that I have running. Admittedly, it’s not many (and no, it’s not because I get into the too-many-plugins-slow-down-a-site-debate), but it’s because I just don’t use that many to run this site.

With that said, here’s a rundown of the WordPress plugins I use, why, and where you can get ’em.

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An Option for a PhpStorm WordPress Theme

Since talking about making the switch to PhpStorm, I’ve gotten feedback:

  • from “the first thing you need to do is to change your theme,”
  • to “what’s one of the first things I should learn.”

And I think all of that’s great because the whole point of starting off with a post about PhpStorm in general – as I have with other editors – is simply start from the ground up and show others how I’ve opted to setup my environment.

Obviously, this doesn’t mean that I think that choices I make are the ones others should make. But, at the very least, it gives an idea as to some of the tweaks I’ve made and as to why.

Over time, I’ll get into more technical things that I’ve chosen to do but, for now, I thought talking about the theme – a PhpStorm WordPress Theme, perhaps? – that I’ve been using as a place to start.

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