Apple has been showing off their new hotness here and there. Some of that hotness comes in the form of the latest iteration of the Apple TV. One of the features I was drawn to when it was initially announced was the new screensaver.
A question appeared on the “Advanced WordPress” Group on Facebook
What are some of the most common mistakes made by WordPress developer newbies?
I decided to quickly punch out a few things I’ve encountered in my years of WordPress development. Figured that it would be a shame that the list that got so much praise would end up getting buried on Facebook to never be seen again. If you’re a noob I hope this helps!
The good boys over at Pantheon made this sketch. It hits too close to home, or it would have if we hadn’t learned a valuable lesson.
Do what you are exceptional at, let others do what you’re not an expert at.
An example of that is, bring really good at cooking things. You may not be good at building kitchens. Don’t spend your time and money on building kitchens.
Pantheon is really making a point here. They are better at hosting than you are. Which is probably true. The developer in that video can let Pantheon do the hosting for his company, so he doesn’t need to worry about uptimes and maintenance. He can instead focus on bolting UX and UI to his website’s V12 cloud engine.
+1 shekel to Travis for catching my typo.
A while ago, I read an article, about a company (Storage Technology), that in the 80′s had a very expensive problem that resulted in one of their systems continually crashing. The solution of course was simple and probably not that expensive.
In the fast paced world of application development we deal with many things. Software limitations, lack of standardization in the industry, lack of time, resources, and/or quality. These things (and more) lead to bugged, erroneous or just plain bad applications…
I was on the struggle bus and noticed that E_STRICT errors were plaguing my WordPress install. Regardless of all the usual php.ini configuration stuff, virtualhost configuration stuff and .htaccess hacks — this was becoming a real headache.
TL;DR: SarpSTA asked about style.css and index.php — I responded that they are the minimum requirements to create a functioning Theme and explained their roles in WordPress.