Custom Contact Forms 7.1 has been released. The new version contains some bug fixes for sitemap SEO, non-American date formats, and advanced notifications. Specifically, I wanted to highly the advanced notifications feature which is very powerful. In the new version, you can create an unlimited amount of notifications which allows you to send different notifications [...]
Ansible is a powerful tool to automate the provisioning and maintenance of servers. There are a variety of other provisioner tools like Puppet, Chef, and Salt available. Ansible is awesome because it works over SSH so is simple to setup; you ONLY need to install stuff on your local machine. Working on a server without [...]
Dockunit.io has officially launched in beta. Dockunit.io lets you run containerized continuous integration tests with the Dockunit tool. With Dockunit.io you can test your software (in any programming language) in environments (containers) you define. You can configure your software to be tested across a number of environments ensuring your software just works for people no [...]
On May 30 I am presenting at WordCamp Miami 2015. My session is titled “Modernizing WordPress Search with Elasticsearch”. I have revamped the talk a bit to accommodate less technical users. Rather than running through Elasticsearch configuration, I am talking more about example ElasticPress queries. I’ll be doing the same talk June 13 at WordCamp [...]
This weekend I presented at WordCamp Nashville 2015. My session was titled “Modernizing WordPress Search with Elasticsearch”. I’ve given this talk a few times but am excited to present it to the South! Here are my slides for the talk: Don’t forget that comprehensive documentation for ElasticPress lives on Github. [...]
Problem: I want my application to work on all the environments I claim to support but I have no way of easily testing updates in each environment. Bad Solution: Continuously push to your remote to force Travis CI to test changes in multiple environments. Good Solution: Containerized unit testing with Dockunit. Dockunit is a simple [...]
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