How to Use WordPress as a Back End: Resources for Getting Started With the REST API

The WordPress REST API has been around for a while now, but understanding what it is and why it matters may not be immediately clear to newcomers and non-developers. Even so, this tool is a handy one to know for users of all stripes, as it enables you to utilize the familiar WordPress interface solely as a back end, and develop the front end using…

A Beginner’s Guide to Server less Computing With WordPress

Understanding serverless computing can be confusing enough. Determining whether or not it’s a good development solution for you gets even more complicated, as there are many pros and cons to consider. In this article, we’ll break down the basics of serverless computing for WordPress developers. Then we’ll discuss some of the factors you should consider when deciding if this technology is right for you. Let’s…

What is Agile Project Management? A Simple Guide

The modern world is one where people expect results fast. For example, WordPress core manages to release updates at a breakneck pace due to demand, and they’re not the only software company to do so. If you want your team to rise to this level of efficiency when it comes to product releases, you need to apply the right management approach. “Agile” project management is…

How to Handle Failed Payments on Your Ecommerce or Membership Site

A failed payment can be a nightmare for an ecommerce or membership site owner. In fact, any situation that poses a threat to your income can become stressful fast. However, staying calm when you encounter a failed transaction can help you quickly resolve the issue. In this article, we’ll take a look at why payments fail and what effect it can have on your business.…

What Is Vagrant And How Can You Use It for WordPress Development ?

Development can be a surprisingly personal process. You can ask any group of developers what tools they use, and you’ll likely get many answers. However, that doesn’t mean there aren’t any standout solutions to consider. Using Vagrant for WordPress development can be one of those ‘no-brainer’ decisions. In this article, we’ll introduce Vagrant, explain what it is, and discuss how it compares to other similar…

Using Lean Methodology for Your Software Startup

No matter what your business does, the methodology you employ to make sure quality is high while processes remain efficient is vital to your success. As such, you’ll want to consider your options carefully. The ‘Lean’ methodology is a popular choice, and one that’s made the leap from the manufacturing realm to the software and tech space. Read More

How to Perform a UX Audit of Your WordPress Site

In a nutshell, User Experience (UX) plays a key role in your website’s conversion rate. Ensuring your users can navigate around your site and find what they need with ease will help make your site more successful. This is where conducting a thorough UX audit comes in. This post will provide a guide to understanding the importance of UX for your WordPress site, and will…

A Guide to Data Visualization for Marketers

Data is a key tool in the field of marketing. By using charts, graphs, tables, and other visual communication tools, you can better understand where to focus your attention and how to effectively engage consumers. This post will provide an entry-level guide to data visualization for marketers. We’ll explain the technique, show you how to implement it, and make some suggestions for carrying visual data…

6 Breathing Exercises to Help You Get Through a Stressful Day at Work

I’m a lifelong worrier, and some of my earliest memories from childhood are of my mom saying, “You’ll be okay. Practice your deep breathing.” I wasn’t a particularly anxious kid, and even though I have my brushes with anxiety (it feels like bees buzzing in my chest) and panic attacks, I’m not a particularly anxious adult, either. Freelancing is a high-stress job, though, and I…