Working as an Out-of-House Developer, or Maintaining Retainers

One of the lifebloods of our industry is maintaining retainers for clients. As a developer, this means keeping track of core changes, potentially hundreds of plugins, and doing custom development on top of it all. I’ll be going through the day-to-day tips and tricks I’ve found to make this easier over the years as a freelance developer and now working for an agency. Specifics include: setting up VVV for local testing, keeping an eye on the make blog and slack channels, writing plugins for best practices and for easier sharing of code.

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