By default Git displays tags in alphabetical order, but we can configure Git to sort tags by their version numbers.
Sometimes when I run a command like “git checkout chore/fix-typo”, I get an error message like “fatal: ‘chore/fix-typo’ matched multiple (2) remote tracking branches”. We can configure Git to avoid this error by defaulting to the “origin” remote.
I wanted to write a shell alias to get the Git status of a specific directory (~/code/projectx). How could I change directories without polluting the previous directory? (so ‘cd -‘ still works as it did before I ran my alias)
When I kick off a long running process on a project (e.g. “npm install”) and I shift my focus somewhere else, I often get absorbed in my other task and don’t return to the original process as soon as I wanted to. I’ve addressed this in the past by setting a timer to remind me to come back and check. More recently, I’ve started adding a audio notification to tell me when the task is completed.
Sometimes I need the full Composer dependency name but I only know part of it. For example, I may know Block X-ray Attributes is a Composer dependency but I don’t remember the full package name. While I could open the composer.json file and find the dependency, I can also leverage jq to do the work for me.
When creating a new user on WordPress multisite there is a “Skip Confirmation Email” checkbox that is unchecked by default. This unchecked box results in a user being added to a temporary “signups list” when they are added to the site. The user is not fully added to the site until they complete the confirmation steps in the email they receive. For many sites, it is preferable to check this “Skip Confirmation Email” when adding a user. With some code you can set this checkbox to default to checked.
The sidebar gets a lot of use in the WordPress Block Editor, a.k.a. Gutenberg, but I found myself in a situation where I needed to programmatically close the sidebar and then re-open it later. This is how I did it.
When reading an article online, I find it helpful to know when the article was last updated. Not all blogs display the last updated value however even when the last updated value is not displayed, the value is accessible via the WordPress REST API. This is how I retrieve the last modified value from the WordPress REST API.
I work a lot with JSON endpoints and having a browser extension to pretty print the JSON response is invaluable. However, sometimes I’m using a different machine (or guiding someone on their machine) and rather than asking them to install a browser extension, I use this trick. If the user is on the page displaying the JSON response, running this command in the browser console will pretty print the response await (await fetch(window.location.href)).json().
This is the command I run when I want to delete a branch named “chore/fix-typo” from the default remote (which is named “origin”): git push origin –delete chore/fix-typo