One of the most annoying things about setting up a dev environment for an existing WordPress site is syncing the content. Pulling down the database is trivial, even a large site will have a relatively small database dump. I often use the WordPress Duplicator plugin. But a site with years of photos and other uploads … Continue reading The Best Way to Synchronize WordPress Uploads
What is the quickest way to find out what price bitcoin is at, you ask? Simple. WhatIsBitcoinAt.com Update. I added a bunch of currencies and made tinyurls for them. USD - http://tiny.cc/BTCUSD CAD - http://tiny.cc/BTCCAD EUR - http://tiny.cc/BTCEUR CNY - http://tiny.cc/BTCCNY
This week I bought bitcoin and it was a lot harder than I would have ever thought. With bitcoin being the most popular and valuable fully virtual currency of all time, I expected the process of buying bitcoins to be straightforward. "After all, I can purchase anything from deodorant to diamonds on Amazon at the … Continue reading Bitcoins: How The Hell Do You Buy Them?
Carousels are a lazy and ineffective way to surface content on the web. Stop using them. -- End of Post -- Earlier this year, Erik Runyon the director of web stuff at the prestigious University of Notre Dame, took a close look at how their users were interacting with carousel content. He found that of the 1% of … Continue reading Carousels Are Useless
In yesterday's post, I mentioned that to scale WordPress you "just cache it." That's a pretty big claim to make without any sort of references. Here's Peter Chester of Modern Tribe's talk on the subject from WordCamp LA 2011. http://wordpress.tv/2011/11/01/peter-chester-170-radio-stations-wordpress-at-scale/