Software I use – 2021

I haven’t written anything in this space for quite some time now. Last time I did I had just upgraded to a new Dell laptop with factory installed Ubuntu 16.04 (told you it was a long time ago). Well, that one got stolen and I thought that it might be a good time to switch… Continue reading Software I use – 2021

Things to improve Ubuntu 16.04 on Dell XPS 13 (9630)

Ubuntu + XPS

How to play Star Stable on Linux

Star Stable install screen

TLDR; Star Stable works fine under Wine 1.7.55. Use Play On Linux if you want to avoid too much Wine configuration details. UPDATE 2015-12-27 I’ve recently reinstalled this on a fresh Ubuntu Gnome 15.10 64bit. In order to make Starstable work, I had to install two additional packages from the command prompt: $ sudo apt-get… Continue reading How to play Star Stable on Linux

WordPress management the right way

I first wrote about Wp-bootstrap in a post a few weeks ago and now it’s time for an update. New version 0.2.2 Version 0.2.2 that was released today is actually quite a release. In this version, Wp-bootstrap is now feature complete to the extent that everything I described in my book, WordPress DevOps is now possible to… Continue reading WordPress management the right way

Easy wp-cli automation with wp-bootstrap

I’ve created a PHP Composer package to provide an easier way to automate WordPress installations using wp-cli. If you are unfamiliar with wp-cli and composer. I suggest you read up on composer here, wp-cli here and the rationale of automation in my book or in my blog series on the subject. Another great resources for learning more… Continue reading Easy wp-cli automation with wp-bootstrap

WordPress configuration management

This is the 4th post in a series of developing for WordPress in a DevOps friendly way. The other articles: Introduction to WordPress and DevOps Developing with WordPress and Vagrant Grunt Automation for WordPress developer WordPress configuration management In the previous posts in this series we’ve been looking at how to work with Vagrant and WordPress and… Continue reading WordPress configuration management

WordPress DevOps – The book

Today the eBook on WordPress and DevOps was released.  Go directly to Leanpub and get your copy. What is it about? The challenge When dealing with WordPress sites in the long run, it’s easy to end up in trouble. Have you ever upgrading a plugin just to find that the upgraded version ruined your site? Have… Continue reading WordPress DevOps – The book

CoSchedule for the win!

Daily Organizer

I’ve just started using CoSchedule, an editorial calendar tool that helps you plan your content creation ahead of time. It’s an external service that connects with your WordPress blog using a special plugin. If you’re serious about creating content, you want to post new stuff on a regular basis a couple of times a week. That’s when… Continue reading CoSchedule for the win!

Grunt Automation for WordPress developers

This is the third article in a series of developing for WordPress in a DevOps friendly way. The previous articles: Introduction to WordPress and DevOps Developing with WordPress and Vagrant Grunt Automation for WordPress developers WordPress configuration management In the previous two posts we’ve had a look at the various tools we need to create an… Continue reading Grunt Automation for WordPress developers

Developing with WordPress and Vagrant

This is the second post in a series of developing for WordPress in a DevOps friendly way. The other articles: Introduction to WordPress and DevOps Developing with WordPress and Vagrant Grunt Automation for WordPress developers WordPress configuration management Lets recap a bit to last post in this series. Vagrant is a piece of software that will help you… Continue reading Developing with WordPress and Vagrant