On August 7, 2019 a proposal was made on the WordPress Make Core website to Auto-Update Old Versions to 4.7, which is a long term plan that would start with automatically upgrading those on the minimum supported version of WordPress to the next version. This proposal has created a great deal of conversation and controversy.
This is the lead sheet for an original piece I wrote in college while working towards a minor in music.
Huge thanks to Tony Donato for taking my handwritten copy and creating this typeset version (and for playing saxophone on the recording).
When I do a git rebase and I get a conflict, I can use git log to see all the commits rebased thus far. However, I often get confused about what the current (incomplete) commit is that caused the conflict. It would be super helpful if I could see the commit message of the current commit. This command allows you to view the current (incomplete) commit during a rebase.
I spend a lot of my time communicating in Bitbucket (and in GitHub) and I’ve come to love writing in markdown. Unfortunately, I’ve noticed Bitbucket changed their editing experience to use a WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) editor instead of my beloved markdown area. This is the setting I changed to turn it back to a markdown field.
A list of the database tables (and the columns in those tables) used by a default WordPress installation. This is the companion blog post to my talk, “Introduction to the WordPress Database”.
In Mac OS X version 10.14 Mojave, when taking a screenshot a thumbnail is displayed for a few seconds before the file is created. Unfortunately I don’t want this delay. I take a lot of screenshots (using `Command` + `Shift` + `4`) and typically want to upload the image without making any changes, making this delay frustrating. This is how I removed the delay.
I doing a lot of speaking at conferences and one of the challenges is choosing a topic. Here are three tips on how I choose a topic.
Never use git push –force. Seriously, don’t use it. You should always use –force-with-lease instead. We’ll look at the problem with –force and how –force-with-lease addresses the issue.
The interactive rebase feature of Git is one of my favorites. I love being able to squash multiple commits into one commit or re-order my commits for clarity. My one complaint is the Git interactive rebase commit order is wrong (at least for the way my brain works).
I setup a site for WordPress Core development with Local by Flywheel and documented the steps. If you’re trying to do the same, this might be helpful.