Setting up ngrok and VVV to share your local WordPress environment with the world

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 […]

Templating out chunks of reusable front end code in WordPress

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!

How to get email working with Vagrant and MailCatcher

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, […]

Fix for Vagrant not detecting existing VM

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 […]

How to share your local dev environment using ngrok

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 […]

How to create an accordion with AngularJS

In this tutorial, we will learn how to create an accordion using Angular.js. In this tutorial we will create a fully functional accordion in an Angular controller. In a follow up post, we will take our accordion out of the controller and abstract it into an Angular directive, making it fully dynamic and much more […]

How to create an input placeholder from a label with jQuery

Forms should be as intuitive and easy to fill out as possible. One way to help your users out is by placing your label helper text inside the input field, and hiding it when the user goes to use it. After following this tutorial, you’ll end up with is a nice solution to turn your […]