April 2021 Developer Meetup

Thanks for James for taking notes this month!

Member Spotlight: Patty O’Hara

Showed new redesign for the Spokane Clean Air agency

Using AirNow.gov ’s  API to implement 

Use jsonformatter.org to format (Format / Beautify)

Setup Cron to pull for AQ data

ACF Blocks to display on frontend

Main Topic: Hosting

Patty – Flywheel – https://flywheel.com

SiteDistrict – https://sitedistrict.com AWS Not predictable as pricing fluctuates  –  Speed is great

Flywheel was purchased by WPEngine last year and was just finalized recently

Greg – Moved from Flywheel to Pantheon https://pantheon.io/plans/pricing-plans

Pantheon is the most developer friendly with workflow

SearchWP –  https://searchwp.com/ – If upgrade to 4, Hooks to rewrite and needs site to be reindex completely 

Ryan: – Pantheon 

Gave overview of dashboard and MultiDevelop

Can use Pantheon for development and never push live.

Believe you can get up to 10 Free Sandbox Sites   

Tools Mention:

GitFlow – https://www.atlassian.com/git/tutorials/comparing-workflows/gitflow-workflow

Local – https://localwp.com/

PantheonHud – Plugin to access dashboard quickly –  https://wordpress.org/plugins/pantheon-hud/

PHPStorm – https://www.jetbrains.com/phpstorm/

BuildKite – https://buildkite.com/

GitHub – https://github.com/

ExpressEngine – https://expressionengine.com/

GitLab – https://about.gitlab.com/

Other Host Mention:

Dreamhost – https://www.dreamhost.com/

Digital Ocean – https://www.digitalocean.com/

Nexcess – https://www.nexcess.net/ – Gary Smith – gsmith@nexcess.net – hit up for a demo code

Siteground – https://www.siteground.com/

Kinsta – https://kinsta.com/

WPEngine – https://wpengine.com/

Bluehost – https://www.bluehost.com/

Anybody but GoDaddy – https://www.godaddy.com/hosting/web-hosting

Hostgator – https://www.hostgator.com/

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