Using Unix Date for Bash Filename Timestamp

I’ve started using a neat Bash trick for inserting time stamps into file names — insert a timestamp using command substitution (posix specification): Yes, this is a pain to type out — the first time. But going to the effort of writing this out allows us to quickly recall a command which gives us a filename … Continued

Becoming a WordPress Theme Reviewer

I just attended the 2015 PDX WordCamp and am now helping out at the contributor day. Of course contributing to core can be done in a number of ways, but one of the areas that I’ve always wanted to help out with is through theme review. The above link to the theme review handbook is quite comprehensive in regards … Continued

Discovering Browser-sync

There’s a new tool that I’m loving as I explore various ways to streamline my multi-device development. http://www.browsersync.io/ This tool is a node module, which synchronizes interactions between multiple browsers and devices, enabling multiple, concurrent views of the same state of a website. So as an example, we would start browser-sync on the root directory … Continued

Vagrant Tools for WordPress Development

The whole Vagrant ecosystem is developing rapidly with numerous tools being updated and created. While it’s hard to keep up with all the new individual software entrants, there are a couple of tools that I keep coming back to as I become more comfortable with my WordPress development workflow. Vagrant Tools VVV (Varying Vagrant Vagrants) Alison … Continued