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Free Online Course – WordPress Plugin Programming using Behavior Driven Development in the cloud

7pm PST M-F on Twich and https://wpdev.tv

7pm PST M-F on Twich and https://wpdev.tv

What is Behavior Driven Development [BDD]?
Outside in
Thinking in terms of actors, behaviors, and shoulds.

The should statement
e2e tests
unit tests

Outside in revisited
Testing frameworks
Codeception, Selenium
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WordPress Plugin: Change Admin Email

General Chicken publishes a plugin in the wordpress.org repo: Change Admin Email Setting Without Outbound Email

As of WordPress 4.9, the administrator cannot change the site admin email without outgoing email setup on the server, and recipient email credentials. This plugin restores the admin’s ability to change this setting without sending a confirmation email.

Plugin in the wordpress.org repo:

Change Admin Email


Plugin on Github

Plugins that remove or roll-back WordPress features

Tired of some new feature in WordPress?

As new features come out for WordPress, they almost always suck. Here are some plugins that roll back new “features”.

Classic Editor

Change Admin Email

WP Rollback

WP Disable Automatic Updates


Unfortunately, WP Disable Automatic Updates doesn’t seam to be working.

Disable Administration Email Verification Prompt

How can we manually create multilingual WordPress website without using Polylang plugin or Google Translator?

General Chicken answers a question on Quora:

Read John Dee's answer to How can we manually create multilingual WordPress website without using Polylang plugin or Google Translator? on Quora

Is there a way to automatically rollback WordPress versions and plugin/them versions if they break the site?

John Dee answers a question on quora.com

General Chicken answers a question on Quora:
Read John Dee's answer to Is there a way to automatically rollback WordPress versions and plugin/them versions if they break the site? on Quora

Another answer:
Read Pol Tajani's answer to Is there a way to automatically rollback WordPress versions and plugin/them versions if they break the site? on Quora

Is there any method to retrieve previous changes made in WordPress?

John Dee answers a question on Quora

Yes. You can restore previous changes made on “pages”. By default, WordPress has two post types. You can also have custom post types called anything [i.e. tickets, or calendars etc.]. The two default post types are “posts” and “pages”. Pages have a screen option called revisions which allow you to browse through previously saved pages. You can restore any previously saved post if you have the role “editor” or above. This feature can be enabled on any post type by a developer, and is enabled by default on pages.

Read John Dee's answer to Is there any method to retrieve previous changes made in WordPress? on Quora