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8 Reasons why I Chose Skillcrush WordPress Blueprint

Last week I wrote that I was debating between focusing my studies on JavaScript vs. WordPress and PHP. I have chosen to do the Skillcrush WordPress Blueprint and my next course. Here are my reasons: I am very familiar with WordPress, cPanel, SQL, the Dashboard and all things related to WordPress, from using as a Read more about 8 Reasons why I Chose Skillcrush WordPress Blueprint[…]

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On the Fence: Choosing Between PHP / WordPress and JavaScript

Now that I have completed a few courses focusing on JavaScript and one focusing on WordPress / PHP, I feel that there is a fork in the road in terms of where I should put most of my energy. I have gotten well beyond the phase of learning code just to have a peek into Read more about On the Fence: Choosing Between PHP / WordPress and JavaScript[…]

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Certificate and Review: Chris Dixon’s WordPress Theme Academy with Bootstrap

I thought I had reviewed Chris Dixon’s WordPress Theme Academy but I think I just mentioned it in another post. I actually finished this course a while ago and selected it after being left undecided about what to study next after abandoning (or putting on hold) WatchAndCode.com.   The Review To get a sense of Read more about Certificate and Review: Chris Dixon’s WordPress Theme Academy with Bootstrap[…]

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PHP not Refreshing in Your Browser? Solution – Clear The Cache

Have you been working with PHP using MAMP/WAMP and made changes to your code but did not see those changes on the page? The solution may be to clear the cache. This was happening to me a lot and I thought it was an issue with my browser or computer. I almost quit working with Read more about PHP not Refreshing in Your Browser? Solution – Clear The Cache[…]

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WordPress Theme From HTML

Since completing YelpCamp, I decided to start another Udemy course that taught me how to create a site in Bootstrap (which I already knew how to do) and then walked me through how to convert it to WordPress. The course used the same Bootstrap layout for all students and I did not personalize it because Read more about WordPress Theme From HTML[…]

The Making of a Portfolio

I am in a weird state right now. I have several projects to display that I have been working on over the last several months, either with a course or on my own, and I want to make a portfolio. I want to make it in WordPress because I am familiar with WordPress. I want Read more about The Making of a Portfolio[…]

My First Coding Interview – Got to Stage 3 in the Process!

When I sent in an application for a WordPress Developer posting for a company called Cafe Media, I did it because I love their content, (especially on their website Revelist), but I didn’t expect to get too far into the interview process because I am still at the beginning of my journey into PHP. I Read more about My First Coding Interview – Got to Stage 3 in the Process![…]

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Weather Forecast API Page

I stepped into the section on APIs in the current Web Development course I am taking on Udemy with little too much confidence. My only experience with APIs before this week was using keys (such as Twitter API keys) in order to connect once service with another (such as to WordPress). Total cake, right? I Read more about Weather Forecast API Page[…]

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Exercise: Secret Diary (php, mySQL) and Language Fatigue

I am overwhelmed by the number of languages, libraries, etc I have packed into my brain recently. CSS, JavaScript, jQuery, php, MySQL… A little over 3 months. It’s all getting a bit jumbled in my head when I am away from the computer. But when I sit in front of it, I can make the Read more about Exercise: Secret Diary (php, mySQL) and Language Fatigue[…]

New Territory: Creating an Apache Server

Whenever I work with the command line, it makes me feel like I just walked out an abandoned arcade in Coney Island on Mr. Robot (which I just started watching and has really drawn me in), even though I have only been deliberately learning Web Development (aside from HTML) for a few months now (as opposed Read more about New Territory: Creating an Apache Server[…]