WordPress has gotten a reputation of being, among other things, “slow”. Is that true? Well, yes and no. One of the most important factors in website performance is “caching”. Caching is the act of saving things that are computed often in easy to access places. For example, rather than running a tough database query every time [...]
This week I released the JSON REST API Subscriptions plugin for WordPress. The plugin requires the JSON REST API plugin. The JSON REST API plugin creates endpoints like so yoursite.com/wp-json/wp/v2/posts yoursite.com/wp-json/wp/v2/posts/253 yoursite.com/wp-json/wp/v2/pages yoursite.com/wp-json/wp/v2/pages/987 ... Obviously the /posts endpoint returns all posts and the posts/253 returns the post with ID 253. The JSON REST API Subscriptions [...]
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 [...]
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