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How Grunt Saved My Life

How Grunt Saved My Life

And it was that time again.  Time to deploy another project onto the production server. I was already starting to get a cold sweat in anticipation. My fingers were itching to get stuck into that interesting new API I had found late last night during a rather...
How to Install Git on CentOS 6 VPS

How to Install Git on CentOS 6 VPS

Git is fast becoming the defacto code versioning system used by professional developers. Developed by Linux creator Linus Torvalds, Git is an open source, distributed version control system. Being distributed gives it many advantages over it’s older rival SVN, being...
Genesis 2.0 Hook Reference

Genesis 2.0 Hook Reference

We love working with the Genesis Framework from StudioPress. Version 2 was a big update which brought in HTML 5 support for child themes along with the new HTML 5 elements like “section” and “aside” and more importantly new filter and hook names. If you’re building a...
Using WordPress Transients to Reduce Database Load

Using WordPress Transients to Reduce Database Load

As a developer there are some tricks you can put in place to reduce the load on your MySQL database.  They are called WordPress transients. What’s the problem? WordPress has some great APIs that allow you to retrieve information that is stored in your database...
WordPress 3.8 and Flat Design

WordPress 3.8 and Flat Design

It seems like everyone is going with with flat design ethos and that includes the new WordPress 3.8 update. WordPress 3.7 arrived at the end of October and you would be forgiven for not even noticing it. Visually there was no change from its predecessor. But that’s...