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:
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