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Starry Station is a “smart wi-fi” device. It helps you keep track of the devices connected to your network and monitors the health of your broadband connection. Starry Station IQ takes the guesswork out of troubleshooting. All of your devices are represented by either a blue or a red orb: Blue means healthy, red means […]
I’ve gone old school when it comes to shaving. Through the years I’ve dabbled with the latest multi-blade disposables and electric razors. However, back in 2014 the Rockwell Razors Kickstarter campaign turned me on to the idea of using a double-edge safety razor. The safety razor’s form was first described in an 1847 patent (Wikipedia). […]
A teacher friend of mine sent me the following question: One of my students wanted me to ask you a question – He wondered if you could make websites in other languages using WordPress, and if the code would also be in another language. My reply: We need to make sure we’re distinguishing between the […]
Contentful is a “headless” CMS. In other words, it’s a content management system with no display layer. They worry about building a backend that your content creators can easily use, and you query their API for JSON formatted data to integrate into your frontend. API-first, not browser-first All the created content is accessible via an API. […]
I’ve got a couple of databases that I like to backup nightly and upload to my Dropbox. Key to this process is Andrea Fabrizi’s excellent Dropbox Uploader script. Dropbox Uploader is a BASH script that gives me Dropbox upload, download, list, and delete capabilities. Until now, the script I’ve used didn’t delete my old files […]
restdb.io is a “plug-and-play” database service. Use their service to build your database, add your data via their system’s GUI or API, and query your data for use in your application. You could use their system to build all sorts of websites and web applications. Their system could power your backend while you wire it […]
If you’ve watched the NBC Nightly News this week, you may have noticed that they used footage from the Knoxville area during the past two evenings. On Wednesday night, they used a shot with some Karns firemen covering a weather related car accident. Last night they started the broadcast with shots from Knoxville’s Depth of Field Productions. Their Drone in the Snow! footage has been making the rounds.
I’m very used to using grunt-contrib-watch to “livereload” my browser while I’m developing a site. Today it occured to me the same feature would be nice to have when I’m building out a page inside WordPress. In other words, whenever I update a page or post inside my WordPress admin, I wanted the browser to automatically refresh the tab I’ve got open for the client-side. A quick Google search lead me to WP Live.php.
After installing the plugin in my development environment, I got back to work building a new page. Not having to refresh my browser every time I updated the page saved me several keystrokes over the course of my build.
I made an animated GIF to show you WP Live.php in action:
I’ve been developing WordPress-powered websites since 2008. When I started, I was dependent on my web host for my server builds. Over the years, I’ve become proficient in building and managing my own servers. Today I use the following combination of services to build highly performant servers for my clients: ServerPilot – This is a cloud-based control panel […]
This airline seat concept looks like it would make for an amazing view. The website comments that the design is currently “patent and trademark pending”. How long until we see this one on a commercial aircraft? The SkyDeck is a system designed to provide an exhilarating view of the aircraft’s external environment while in flight, […]
Here are several great links that have been collecting in my queue: Science Fiction Stories with Good Astronomy & Physics – Like sci-fi? Looking for something to read? This list from the Astronomical Society of the Pacific has a great list of hard sci-fi titles. IamA Vacuum Repair Technician, and I can’t believe people really […]
You’ve got a ton of ideas for some great blog posts, and you don’t want your site’s theme getting in the way of all your great content? Check out these minimal WordPress themes: Unicode – $39 Unicode features a beautiful minimalstic profile, super-simple interface, and high-performance code. Ponder – Free When you’re thinking thoughts you really just […]
Learn how to speed up your WordPress page loads by using the
script_loader_tag filter. WPShout explains how.
EasyEngine makes it easy to set up and manage your own VPS with WordPress sites running on Nginx. EasyEngine (ee) is python based command line control panel to setup NGINX server on Ubuntu and Debian Linux distribution for HTML, PHP, MySQL, HHVM, PageSpeed and WordPress sites Source: EasyEngine – WordPress On Nginx Made Easy!
Snowball is a WordPress plugin that serves as an additional editor inside your admin. Inside Snowball you can build longform articles that sit alongside the rest of the content on your site. Have an idea for a special post with full-width images, pull quotes, and other enhanced features? Install Snowball and get to writing and […]