It’s funny how I’ve been looking forward more to writing this post than I was to writing my reflections on 2015. I guess it’s good to get some of that out of the way first to help focus more on what’s next. I’ve adjusted last year’s self-reflection projection title a bit to better apply specificity … Continue reading Specific focuses and vague goals for 2016
2015 went by in a hurry, so much that I missed the usual day of reflection and am starting off 2016 with one instead. 🙂 Some notables. I did better at reading. The challenge of 25 books was too high, but 14 feels good. I’ll read more next year. One of the reasons that I read … Continue reading 2015 Reflection and Check-in
The ability to embed WordPress posts in WordPress posts is a pretty sweet feature from 4.4 and I’ve been looking forward to finding ways of using it throughout WSU. Today, when I tried it for the first time, I got an error because of our strict X-Frame-Options header that we had set to SAMEORIGIN for all … Continue reading Configure Nginx to allow for embedded WordPress posts
The timing of the Let’s Encrypt beta could not be more perfect as my previous certificate expires on November 18th. I purposely purchased only a 1 year certificate because I knew Let’s Encrypt was coming. Let’s see how this works! 6:00pm In my email, I have an invite to Let’s Encrypt for 3 whitelisted domains—jeremyfelt.com, … Continue reading My first Let’s Encrypt certificate
You may have heard by now, through tweet after tweet after tweet—we’re hiring for a WordPress developer position at Washington State University. If you have any inclination to apply, you should. We’d love to talk to you about what we’re doing and how you’ll help. I’d love to work alongside you and continue to build … Continue reading We’re hiring a WordPress developer at WSU and you should apply
I thought I had a fourth earlier when I was thinking about this, but I guess not. Here are 3 super secret expert tips. There are probably others. 🙂 Attachment uploads don’t generate notifications If a tree falls…. Even if you add a note when uploading an attachment to Trac, no notification is generated. Make … Continue reading Super Secret Expert WordPress Trac Tips
I can be no good at plugins. My default answer is an easy “no” when a request is made at WSU to add one to our setup. Each plugin we install adds overhead as the immediate responsibility for maintaining security, performance, and support lies on the web team, not the plugin author. This is okay … Continue reading What WordPress plugins are Excellent++?
many developers baulk at the idea that their work may never be seen by their peers in the open-source community, and therefore may never help them progress in their careers. Source: The strange economics of open-source software – Vallified
This was almost a storm of 140 character segments, but I help make software to democratize publishing. I should use it. 😄 The pains people working on WordPress go to in making security, stored content, and backward compatibility all first priorities are amazing. This is what I’ve learned and been inspired by the most since … Continue reading Security. Stored Content. Backward Compatibility.
I spent so much time trying to get this working last November and kept running into brick walls. Today, I finally revisited a comment on that same issue by Rouven Hurling that pointed out two excellent notes from Andrea Ercolino. How to run WordPress tests in VVV using PHPStorm 8 How to run WordPress tests in VVV … Continue reading Running PHPUnit on VVV from PHPStorm 9