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Practical WordPress Development

14 EpisodesProduced by Tom McFarlinWebsite

In which I discuss what it looks like to be a backend developer in the WordPress economy. Early episodes include question and answers where later episodes will be audio versions of my blog posts (along with some additional commentary or bonus episodes).

14 Episodes | 2019 - 2021

What I Know Now

December 2nd, 2021


The rest of this stuff is a list of advice from what I know now I would tell myself (or someone else just entering the industry) if I were just …

Know Your Strength, Hire Your Weakness

November 22nd, 2021


Weaknesses aren't always languages or areas of a stack that you don't know. They can areas in which you do know but could be stronger or areas in …

Play By The Rules and Be Careful What You Write

November 9th, 2021


If you're going to write about WordPress, determine about which you primarily want to write. Is going to be less subjective material more opinionated material? You get to pick the game you want to play. But when you do …

You Should Write About Your Work

November 4th, 2021


Despite the fact there are more resources that ever for learning how to accomplish what it is you want to accomplish within WordPress, it’s less common to find someone who is facing the same problem under the same …

Where to Start With WordPress Development?

November 3rd, 2021


Finding your niche can be tough and you shouldn't expect it to happen quickly. So this raises the following question: Where to start with WordPress …

WordPress Then, WordPress Now

November 2nd, 2021


What advice would I give to those who are new to the WordPress economy what advice would I give my former self?


August 30th, 2019


In the Season 1 finale, I update you on what's going on with my family, what I'm up to, and answer a plethora of questions including:

  1. What are your …

On Gutenberg

July 29th, 2019


First, a few things as to what's up both personally and professionally as well as a few thoughts on the nature of JavaScript in WordPress. Then, I …

PHP, UI, UX, A11Y, APIs (Oh My!)

June 20th, 2019


I talk about what's going on at home as we get ready to welcome our third kiddo into the world, I briefly touch on music and fitness in the …

Events and Competence

May 17th, 2019


In this episode, I recap my experience and thoughts of WordCamp Atlanta and talk about WordSesh 2019. 

I also answer the following questions:

  • What …

Code Reviews (That's Alright)

April 9th, 2019


In this episode, I talk a little bit about what's been going on regarding my current work in the WordPress economy, a heads up on WordSesh, and I …

It's a Trilogy (with Models and Music)

March 4th, 2019


We're up to three episodes - a trilogy, if you will of the show. In this episode, I adjust the format again to focus more on questions and less on …

It's a Foundation

February 11th, 2019


In this episode, I talk a bit about time management (and why there are things about it others don't talk about as much). I chat about what I'm …

Turn Up the Signal

January 22nd, 2019


In this episode, I talk about what the show is going to be about and I answer the following question: 

How can WordPress developers focus on deep …

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