Upcoming Conferences to Consider

I love conferences. There is a certain vibe you can only get from being in a room with people who are just as excited as you about a subject.  And not just because there's great speakers: some of my favorite times at a conference come from the "hallway track" - getting out of the session…

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Local by Flywheel: An Overview

I've been using Vagrant and VVV with VV (a site creation wizard) for a while now as the cornerstone of my development workflow. I have customized my VVV quite a bit over the years, and - while I was happy with it - I was always on the lookout for something better to see if…

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The Hidden WordPress Options Panel

Did you know that there's a hidden options panel in WordPress? It's one page you can visit that will allow you to set every single option available to you on your site - even some of the hidden ones that are set via plugins and/or other functions. Navigating here will show you any options,…

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The Road Ahead

Hibernation. I've been trying to come up with a good word that explains my life for the past year or so.  Hibernation, I think, fits the bill quite nicely. The last few months have been a transition period.  A new job (at Vanderbilt University). A new baby (who's three months old now). A myriad of other things…

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Adding SSL To Your Amazon AWS Instance

The last few blog posts have been an in-depth tutorial on how to set up an Amazon AWS Instance.  And, while the basics were more than covered, I had a few reader asking me about a super important topic: SSL and Encryption. What exactly is SSL Encryption? The short answer: it's that fancy green lock…

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