Frequently Asked Questions

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Who is behind Code Potent?
That would be me – John Alarcon. Most of my time is spent working on plugins, writing tutorials and articles, and helping out a bit around the ClassicPress project. I'm a tall stack PHP application developer which really just means that I wear all sorts of hats from the server level to the browser level – and beyond – but, I don't chase the latest technological flavors-of-the-month. So, yeah... or, were you wanting to learn more about Code Potent?

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What is your ClassicPress origin story?
I started with PHP in around 2000 and found WordPress in around 2003. It was cool. I continued with it – pretty much tinkering and figuring out how things worked – and got more serious with it in later years after custom post types became a reality. By that time, WordPress had been a great success for a long time, so there wasn't a huge need for volunteers. I just continued doing my own thing. When ClassicPress was created in mid 2018, I was excited by the guiding principles of the project. A lot of people were. And, there was a real need to get all hands on deck. I decided to get involved.

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Are you affiliated with the ClassicPress project?
Code Potent is an avid supporter of the ClassicPress project, but, there's no affiliation directly with it. My opinions are my own.

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What does "code potent" mean?
In 2016, I coined the term code potent to refer to writing intentional and performant code. It’s not about the language or the platform – it’s about creating responsive, well-mannered software. Another way to say it would be creating fast code that plays well with others. In case you didn't catch it, the term code potent is used as a verb-adverb combination – like work hard or sing loud. Yes, I'm a geek.

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Are you available for an interview?
I can provide written answers to questions with 10 days' notice. Please submit the interviewer's name, the domain where the content will be published, and the list of questions for consideration.

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What are your official social channels?
The following are the only official channels for Code Potent.

Code Potent, Official Accounts

John Alarcon, Codemonster in Chief

Other Reserved Channels

  • github.com/codepotent
  • instagram.com/codepotent
  • youtube.com/channel/UCsU3bjymx2REzfm7whdGd9Q
  • linkedin.com/company/codepotent
If it's not on this list, it's not a property that speaks for Code Potent.

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I have a plugin or tutorial idea, want it?
I'm always looking for (and sharing!) strange, new ideas – hit me up!

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Can I submit a guest article?
If you can write 500-1000 words on a topic related to ClassicPress, I'd love to publish you – pitch me! It's not a paid gig, but will likely provide valuable exposure as more and more people continue searching for high-quality ClassicPress content. I'm looking for helpful tutorials, informative articles, interesting comparisons, slick infographics – mostly educational-type stuff – though I'll also consider news-oriented items. Anonymous items will not be considered for publication.

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How can I support what you're doing?
First, thanks for even thinking of this! If you'd like to support what I'm doing, you can share articles with your social circles, upgrade to paid versions of my plugins, subscribe to services I may offer from time to time – or even just leave a comment now and again! I appreciate every level of support no matter whether it pays my bills or just makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside. :)

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Where are your plugins?
At this writing, there are no plugins to list as I've decided to start completely over with a freshly designed boilerplate. New platform, new start! Still, I don't want to just show up on the scene hocking my wares – I want to provide some other valuable content, even if just to demonstrate that I'm not some random person who learned how to echo a script and opened shop. :) As they are released, I'll maintain a page with all the Code Potent plugins and they'll be found in the ClassicPress plugin directory once it's implemented.

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Are you available for custom work?
I'm not available for new projects at this time. If you just need my undivided attention for an hour or two, for something like training or brainstorming, that can be scheduled at a rate of $115/hour.

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Will you be supporting ClassicPress long-term?
I believe in the guiding principles of ClassicPress and remain committed to supporting the project in a variety of ways. You can read more about my commitment to support ClassicPress.

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Where can I find a repo for x, y, or z?
Navigate to GitHub to find my public repositories and gists. If you're not finding something, it's possibly just listed as a private repository. Contact me if you're not sure.

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Oh, you do web stuff? Can you take a look at my printer?
Sure. Let me take a look. Yep, looks broken. Replace it.

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