I’ve given this talk at 2 different WordCamps and it goes over some tips on how to deal with legacy projects (and prevent your current project from becoming someone else’s nightmare).
If you build WordPress sites, chances are you either know about VVV or are using it. If not, go ahead and get it set up! It is (in my opinion) the best way to handle local site development. Forget MAMP- the future is now. Alright, enough about that. If you’re here it’s most likely because […]
An awesome thing happened recently- Shia LaBeouf filmed a motivational speech in front of a green screen. People ran with it, and, if you go looking, you’ll likely find some pretty hilarious adaptations. Somewhere between seeing Shia show up at someone’s door and watching him help Luke use the force, I realized that this wasn’t just some hilarious […]
This quick tip will share some code for how you can whitelist domains in WordPress to allow for Cross Origin Request Sharing (CORS).
No matter what you are engineering, there are a number of principles that stay the same. D.R.Y (don’t repeat yourself) is one of those principles. While building out your WordPress theme, you’ll likely notice that there are a few different chunks that are the same across the site. Let’s make them D.R.Y!
Recently I needed to send emails locally. My local dev environment uses Vagrant, so I researched some options and tried installing MailCatcher. I was able to successfully install MailCatcher and run it locally, however I couldn’t access it from my host machine. If I used curl on my virtual machine I could see the HTML for MailCatcher, […]
Have you ever heard the saying “code is poetry”? Probably. I think every engineer has heard that phrase before. I have known it for a long time, and I thought I knew what it meant. It wasn’t until sometime relatively recently (within the past year) that I really started to understand what it meant. Once I did, I […]
If you’ve worked with WooCommerce, then you know that it is PACKED with features. These are awesome! Sometimes, however, you need to get rid of some of the stuff that WooCommerce spits out by default. Luckily, we can do that relatively easily.
Recently, I had to restart my Vagrant to apply some changes. When I went to vagrant up, a scary thing happened: vagrant started to download the entire box over again. Vagrant wasn’t detecting my existing box! Not only is this inconvenient if you have specific configurations you made to your Vagrant after the initial install, but […]
Update 5-16-2015: I wrote a new article explaining How to get VVV and ngrok working This one goes out to all you web developers out there. If you are developing sites, you are probably using version control & working locally (if you’re not- you should be). Your current workflow probably looks something like: make changes […]