Revisiting my development environment

Below is a graphical representation of what I’m proposing as a new development process/environment for my larger WordPress sites. I want your feedback. This doesn’t include all the details. For instance, WordPress configuration files have to be customized for each server, database usernames should be specific to each environment, etc. But should this flow work?

My OS X Frustrations

Three months ago I started using a Macbook Pro for work. I really love a lot of things about the hardware and the software, but being a Windows user in my previous life there have been a few things to get used to and some things I think are just really dumb. No merge?! Ironically, […]

HostGator needs you to use https, not git when cloning or adding submodules

Just a quick note that will hopefully save you some time. If you are trying to clone a GitHub repository using git:// you will run into fatal: unable to connect to You can switch to using the https:// protocol instead. Further, submodules will need to be called with the git:// protocol as well. This […]

Fortune 100 Websites

I just started work for Santander Consumer USA last month. It’s my first taste of the corporate world, having worked for a startup company right out of college and then several years as a freelancer. Wanting to become more acquainted with the possibilities and/or restrictions in the corporate world I figured I might take a […]

GuessAges: A new side project

I’ve always wanted a reason to learn how to interact with Facebook’s APIs to make a social-rich website. I finally came up with the excuse. GuessAges is a new site I’ve launched for a bit of fun, but mostly as a “can I do it?” sorta thing. The point of the site is simple and […]

A really sweet WordPress development environment

I’m always trying to figure out a more efficient way to do development. I’ve tried more than a dozen different applications to develop in: Notepad, Notepad++, Dreamweaver, FrontPage, Aptana, and so on. Whichever application you end up using it still only solves some of the problems. So this post will divulge my development environment for […]

DevPress Releases a New Theme

Its been a while since I’ve written anything and even longer since I’ve written about DevPress, my collaboration with some awesome WordPress developers. Things are busy. The latest thing keeping me busy was the launch of DevPress’ new theme: Visual. Its a simple photoblog theme with support for the BuddyPress social network plugin. It’s made […]

CloudFlare review and how I reduced my bounce rate 94%

Just weeks ago CloudFlare debuted at TechCrunch Disrupt and was the runner up. How they didn’t win amazes me. I was skeptical at first. I mean, a service that requires you to change your DNS hosting is asking a lot. It didn’t take long for me to realize how beneficial the 5-minute setup was. Before […]

DevPress Is Almost Here

How many dreams do you get to realize in your lifetime? Ever since I’ve been comfortable coding for WordPress I’ve had the dream of working with a team as motivated and fascinated with WordPress as I am. You might be thinking to yourself, “that’s a lame dream.” If all I wanted was to work with […]