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Tom McFarlin
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I’m a self-employed developer who builds products and services using WordPress.
I’m a self-employed developer who builds products and services using WordPress.

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The world is not an ideal situation and, thus, neither is the nature of community-based support forums. And that's why I don't like them.

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With these two resources, I think any WordPress developer would be well-armed to handle an implementation of PHP sessions and WordPress.

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If you got back through any of the posts I’ve written in the last, say, two years, you’re likely to find me advocating using available APIs over directory database queries nearly every single time.

And the truth is that I still lean in that direction. That is, if there’s an abstraction or an API that’s available for doing something specific, then I try to use it.

But in a couple of recent projects, I’ve been working with some relatively large datasets (large in comparison to non-enterprise level datasets). And in doing so, I have tried to make sure the updates to the data are as fast as possible.

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To get started with Homebrew, Node, and Gulp in WordPress development is pretty easy. I’ve outlined the steps below and done what I can to explain what each package does so you know what you’re installing and what you’re doing if or when you encounter a project like this.

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Based on my talk at WordCamp Atlanta 2017, this is my comprehensive article on namespaces and autoloading in WordPress development.

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So to load all WordPress custom fields in the database, here’s the query I use...

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I find direct database queries occasionally to be the best option for doing so under certain conditions.

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Getting started with Homebrew, Node, and Gulp in WordPress development is pretty easy. I've outlined and explained the steps in this post.

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Though the WordPress Coding Standards don't like it, direct database queries occasionally to be the best option under certain conditions.

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None of the above is meant to be prescriptive because I’m not in your situation any more than you’re in mine. But, this year, I’m doing what I can to share more about how I’m spending my time doing what I do and the rationale behind it.
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