When we post a blog link on Mastodon, caching pages might not be enough, thanks to oembed requests — so cache those too with nginx fastcgi cache.
Purge the whole nginx fastcgi cache from WordPress when nginx and PHP run as different users.
WordPress has a handy function called has_block() that tests whether your page or post uses a particular block type.
The WordPress block editor comes with a simple video block that doesn't support MP4 and WebM for one video. But the old video shortcode can.
Automatically turn on the debug log when running unit tests for WordPress plugins.
Run your WordPress plugin tests on PHP 8.0 and later. With thanks to Juliette Reinders Folmer and Yoast!
When building custom blocks for the WordPress editor, sometimes we want to make them only available on specific post types.
Send UpdraftPlus backups to different S3 folders, so that separate lifecycle policies can be applied to them.
The WordPress block editor supports a link picker that we can add to our custom blocks. The best bit is we can restrict its searches to a post type of our choosing.
We now have a new theme, built with Sass, Timber / Twig, minimal pure JS, and accessible HTML.
Easy Digital Downloads is the ideal WordPress eCommerce plugin for sites that distribute non-physical products like software or ebooks. You can run into a problem if your site has WebP optimised versions of your images though. Easily fixed through a filter hook.
Standard Gravity Forms notification emails are HTML emails. They don't have a plain text part, which some spam filters flag as maybe spam. Stop this happening by making them multipart emails.