A great place to get started with web coding is CSS. CSS tells the web browser how to display the information on the page, for example the color, size, or font to use. WordPress makes it particularly easy to add your own CSS to your website.
Whenever I’m talking to someone interested in their first website and I tell them about paying a hosting company where the website will live, they’ll often ask, “Can I host my website on my own computer?” This is a great question and while ultimately the answer is no, it is worth looking at why.
A scientist has a lab that overlooks a park. In the park, he sees the worst mime he has ever seen. This mime flails around and is inconsistent about the objects he pretends to interact with. The scientist says to his team, “Find me the two most famous mimes in the world.”
The Esc key is not a convenient key to hit on the keyboard. While many will recommend you map another key to act as your Esc key, by default you can use Ctrl-[ instead.
When an Advanced Custom Fields (ACF) field group is defined both in the database and using the local JSON feature, the settings in the local JSON file always take precedence (except in the case of viewing the definition in the WP Admin screen).
When downloading video from my iPhone to my Mac using Image Capture, I sometimes (but not always) get the error, “The operation couldn’t be completed. (com.apple.ImageCaptureCore error -9956.) (-9956)”. This is how I work around this error.
How to install dependencies with Composer (while ignoring your cached local versions). Typically, we shouldn’t have to do this but if we’re trying to recreate problems someone else is having it can be helpful.
I use Junegunn’s Vim plugin [vim-easy-align](https://github.com/junegunn/vim-easy-align/) to make it easier to align my code. This plugin does not have a default mapping for aligning the dollar sign ($). Because the plugin is designed to be extensible, I was able to add support for aligning by the dollar sign ($) by adding some lines to my .vimrc file.
Vim has a built-in command to close all windows except the current one (:only), which is nice for focusing on a single buffer. Sometimes I want to cleanup my buffers by closing all of the buffers except for the current one. This custom command is like :only for buffers instead of windows.
WordPress has two similar translation functions __() and _x(). The function _x() does the same thing as the function __() except the _x() function allows you to define a context for the translation (with the $context parameter). This is helpful when you have a string that could be two different words. For example there are two words that are spelled “tear” each with a separate meaning (and separate pronunciation). By including the context you could use both of these words and have them correctly translated based on their $context value.