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.
When I started attending WordPress conferences, I found it challenging to connect with people. Unofficial WordCamp Breakfasts have been a great way to start my day and meet people in small groups.
On Tuesday October 9, 2018 my G Suite Catch-All Email Address stopped working. Fortunately, I noticed rather quickly and found the best way to enable it again was to “turn it off, and back on again”. I’ve made notes about exactly how I did that in case others (or future me), finds it necessary.
I would have told you I was against Daylight Saving Time but thanks to some insightful questions from my boys, I looked more closely at DST and how it impacts my life and now I’m a big fan.
Images that appear wider than the text around them are a cool design technique. I do a lot of work with Bootstrap and unfortunately, I’ve found that getting this to work usually ends up with markup that leaves me unsatisfied – at least until now. Using this technique, we can get a full width image without first closing the container element.
When I’m ordering food (e.g. french fries), I often find myself doing the math. For 30% more money, I can double the amount of fries I get (i.e. 100% more fries). Clearly, this significantly reduces my cost per fry, which results in me buying the larger fry. However the problem is the cost per fry […]
When it comes to adding social sharing buttons (e.g. “Share on Facebook”), I’m a big fan of Scriptless Social Sharing by Robin Cornett. The one thing I like to do when using it is add UTM parameters to the links that are shared. Here is the snippet I use to add UTM parameters to my URLs that are being shared.