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Installing and Using Grunt

Installing and Using Grunt

If you read my previous article How Grunt Saved My Life and are interesting in using Grunt on your next project, here’s a quick post on installing and using Grunt on a Windows 7 based machine. Install Node JS As Grunt runs on the Node JS framework, you need to install...
WordPress Plugin Repository Checks For PHP Errors

WordPress Plugin Repository Checks For PHP Errors

Just before Christmas a notice was sent out to all plugin authors on WordPress.org. As of now, when a plugin author tries to commit the plugin files to the WordPress plugin repository using SVN the PHP code will be rejected if any syntax errors are found. The plugin...
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...