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The year of the plugin

I've decided that this year I'm going to learn how to build WordPress plugins. Not necesarily to publish to the wp.org repo, but something that will make my life just a little bit easier. I've followed Dustin Hartzler's webinar tutorial┬áback in Feb of 2014, but I think I will go back and re-watch it. Then […]

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Grunt LiveReload on WordPress

The last component of Grunt I wanted to setup before I get stuck into my current WordPress project, is LiveReload. This does what it sounds like. When it detects any file changes (based on rules I set in the Gruntfile.js file), it automatically reloads the browser so I don't have to constantly hit CMD + […]

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Docker & Grunt

Today I decided to look into Docker & Grunt. Docker doesn't really seem like the kind of thing that would benefit me much in my workflow for building SMB WordPress websites. Looks like it might be useful for larger sites, or more likely, web apps. Grunt, I have setup and am planning to use it […]

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Virtualbox & WP-CLI

Today I wanted to take my new knowledge of SSH a little further, so I created a Virtual Machine, installed Ubuntu and then installed Apache, PHP, and MySQL. I then installed WordPress and accessed it from my local machine by adding a hostname in my hosts file mapped to the IP of the VM. After […]

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SSH and Rsync, and Git

So on NYE2015 I'm learning to SSH and Rsync to my server so I feel like more of a bad-ass web guy. Update: Oh, and I just setup a local install of WordPress on Mamp to sync with a live install on my server, using Git (via SourceTree), and a WP database sync plugin.

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