Author / Julien Liabeuf

It’s been almost 6 months now. Officially. Less in reality. There is so much to take care of in such a process. I’m still finishing up some paperwork. I felt like it was time, though. Time to think back and try to draw lessons from closing the business I’ve been running for nearly 7 years. […]

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I’ve been wanting to get onto PHPCS for quite some time now. While reading a blog post discussing it, I decided it was now or never. I should have started using PHPCS a while ago anyway… So, in order to get things up and running, I did a quick Google search and ended up finding […]

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I have been using phpDocumentor on my Windows laptop lately, and one of the requirements is to have PEAR installed. While this is a pretty simple process on Linux, it gets a little more complex on Windows. Actually, it is not that complex. It is just difficult to find the proper resources (or at least […]

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My blog has been hosted on various machines from various providers. It is only recently that I started to aim for performance, though. For the last couple of years, it has been hosted with EvxOnline. I then switched to a DigitalOcean (affiliate link, direct link available in article footer) droplet with ServerPilot. While performance was definitely […]

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As a plugin developer who released a few plugins on WordPress.org, I sometimes feel like the song says: “Je t’aime… moi non plus“. Well, sexual content aside :p There are two questions I’ve been asking myself a lot lately. Dan Cameron’s post “What Now? No Way? Huh?“ made me feel that maybe others are asking themselves those questions too. […]

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So you just got this new WordPress theme or plugin approved by the review team. Exciting! You get your first downloads and you watch the stats all the time. What are you waiting for? We all know it: reviews! Especially 5 stars reviews 😉 Reviews are Everything Indeed, reviews are often what convinces the user […]

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One more NameCheap-related article. Yeah, I’m a big fan of their services! TL;DR: FreeDNS can’t manage .is domains. For some client work, I needed to use NameCheap’s FreeDNS service to manage a domain name with the .is extension. After some back and fourth with the domain registrar to try and switch the DNS to FreeDNS, […]

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WordPress admin notices are great. They’re extremely handy for communicating an important message to the users of your theme or plugin. Admin notices can be used for sharing an information, warning of a problem, etc. WordPress made is very easy to register with the admin_notices hook. There is one extremely important thing though: admin notice dismissal. Dismiss […]

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I’ve been developing WordPress stuff for a few years now. During all this time, my development toolkit changed. A lot. As I learnt new skills, I discovered new tools. This usually resulted in a gain of productivity, improved skills, and realizing better tools were available. Even though this cycle definitely has a limit, I think I […]

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When working on client projects, e-mail delivery is a primary concern. Most of my clients (most people in general I assume) use e-mail quite extensively for lead generation on their site. Making sure e-mails are correctly delivered is crucial. Unfortunately, the basic way e-mails are sent out with website is quite unreliable. The common function used […]

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