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How to update Xampp

Easy, you just rename the old xampp directory and install the new version. PhpMyAdmin works for each one so you can import/export your databases and your files! Doh! I was really worried about this for a long time and thought I should share my ‘solution’

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web_development

Sites with JS exercises

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WordPress

The WP Gutenberg gallery block

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I think this one needs a lot of work.

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general Themes WordPress

Testing the Gutenberg code block

is it this one? 

You can download the Woojoo theme from here. It is NOT for production, I repeat it is NOT for production. 

The theme uses JointsWP 4.0 ( float grid ), I just updated WP to 5.0.1 and WC to the latest version and found no issues. Basically I added what the WooCommerce documentation recommends to make your theme compatible with WooCommerce, that is in the functions.php and a stylesheet ( woojoo.css ) for this style ( nothing special )

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web_development WordPress

Simple security tip for WordPress

BACKUP EVEYTHING! 

That’s it folks

done looney tunes GIF
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Still experimenting with WP Gutenberg

And still not sure if I misspell the name!  

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Drop It rules! very very nice, how come only 100 active installs ? : )

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Plugins Uncategorized

New plugins I tried

FacetWP 

mmm, nice one, tricky to use sometimes but it comes with good support. I also love how organised the company looks and respectful of employees. They are close during weekends and on holidays, bravo! I wish more WP companies follow their example.

UberMenu

It is Uber and it is for WP menus. Tons of options, I wish there was a light version but still no1 choice if you need a complex menu.

CSSHERO

: ) This plugin does more than you expect! Really powerful, really useful, tons of options again but what can you do.

Just Now Drop It! 

merry christmas snl GIF by Saturday Night Live
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Used Themes

I am testing the new editor, its tough I don’t know really if I am going to keep it to be honest : ) 

So over the last 10+ years I used and abused many themes. A good theme for me is one that works ( there was a time that this was a concern ), it is WP friendly customizable ( I am going to write a separate post about this ) and how well it’s supported! That’s the most important, customer support, updates and new features. 

Here is my short list:

Sober 

Cool name, cool theme. It works and customer support is friendly and responsive. The theme includes many features which I didn’t try but I customized it easily and that’s a good sign.

Pinnacle 

Good theme, still using it for a client. Too many options for me but handy if you do not want to get your hands dirty with coding. 

I will probably need to update this post : )