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Working with Schemas in WordPress

I polled a group of WordPress developers about schemas the other day and was surprised by the results. Even though almost all of them had heard of schemas and were aware of the potential benefits they provide, very few of them were actually using them on a project.

If you’re unfamiliar with schemas, they are HTML attributes that help search engines understand the content structure and know how to display it correctly in search engine results. We’ve all worked on …


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Implementing Push Notifications: Setting Up & Firebase

You know those the little notification windows that pop up in the top right (Mac) or bottom right (Windows) corner when, for example, a new article on our favorite blog or a new video on YouTube was uploaded? Those are push notifications.

Part of the magic of these notifications is that they can appear even when we’re not currently on that website to give us that information (after you’ve approved it). On mobile devices, where supported, you can …


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Implementing Push Notifications: The Back End

In the first part of this series we set up the front end with a Service Worker, a `manifest.json` file, and initialized Firebase. Now we need to create our database and watcher functions.

Article Series:

  1. Setting Up & Firebase
  2. The Back End (You are here)

Creating a Database

Log into Firebase and click on Database in the navigation. Under Data you can manually add database references and see changes happen in real-time.

Make sure to adjust the rule set under …


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Combine Webpack with Gulp 4

Webpack is so hot right now! Webpack is great when it comes to module bundling and working with frameworks like Vue or React, but it is a bit more awkward when handling static assets (like CSS). You might be more used to handling your static assets with something like Gulp, and there are some pretty good reasons for that.

Still, the amount of JavaScript in our static projects is growing, so to compensate, let’s make use of Webpack, while …


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