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Setting Up Ubuntu/Linux Mint for Web Development

March 4, 2014

Every so often I switch computers or reinstall my OS and end up searching around the web for the exact steps to get everything working again. Today, as I set up my OS again, I figured I might as well document the process. Since Linux Mint is based on Ubuntu, I think that these steps […]

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Creating a Commercial WordPress Theme Review Site in One Week: Day 4

January 7, 2014

This is the fifth in a series of posts documenting the creation of Theme Friendly, a website dedicated to reviewing commercial WordPress themes. On day four, I built the search page. This was easily the most difficult part of the entire process. Let’s start with the screenshot. Day 4 Screenshot If you read my post […]

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Creating a Commercial WordPress Theme Review Site in One Week: Day 3

December 31, 2013

This is the fourth in a series of posts documenting the creation of Theme Friendly. On day three, I built the review archives page. I don’t think this page will be used directly, but on day four I incorporated it into the search results page, so it was still worth building. Day 3 Screenshot After […]

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Creating a Commercial WordPress Theme Review Site in One Week: Day 2

December 17, 2013

This is the third in a series of posts documenting the creation of Theme Friendly. On day two, I set about building the individual theme review page. The goal was to provide a quick overview of the quality of a theme as well as it’s features. This was to be done by displaying the contents […]

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Creating a Commercial WordPress Theme Review Site in One Week: Day 1

December 4, 2013

This is the second in a series of posts documenting the creation of Theme Friendly. Day 1 Screenshot Most of day one was spent planning and implementing the data structure for the new site. As you can see, I didn’t do too much work on the design:

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Creating a Commercial WordPress Theme Review Site in One Week: Day 0

November 27, 2013

This is the first in a series of posts documenting the creation of Theme Friendly. A short history I’ve been thinking about building a commercial WordPress theme directory for a number of years now. I even tried (and failed) to get one off the ground a few years ago. During that time, a number of […]

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Updating a Plugin in the WordPress.org Repository

July 20, 2013

As of this writing, I have only two plugins in the WordPress.org repository. I periodically update these plugins, but not often enough to memorize all the steps required to get things right on the first try. So for my own future reference (and maybe yours as well) here are all the steps laid out in […]

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WordPress, CDNs, and jQuery

March 15, 2013

Last week, Pippin Williamson published a post titled “Why Loading Your Own jQuery is Irresponsible.” This very issues was brought up tonight at the Seattle WordPress meetup, which led to a lively discussion and referenced Pippin’s post. Please, for the love of the WordPress community, just use the version of jQuery bundled in WordPress core… […]

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