Browsing articles from "March, 2014"
Mar
31
2014

Using Git Subtree to Pull Out New Plugins

In the post about my development workflow I didn’t explain why I decided to track the entire website instead of just parts of it. Since I’m not doing any development of the WordPress core itself, the option exists to just track my own plugins and themes by creating a new git repository in their directories. […]

Mar
31
2014

My Development Workflow

After getting my server environment set up I needed to come up with a plan for getting the code off of my live site and on my development box. In addition, I want to be able to track the changes I make so I know what needs to be uploaded back to the server, and so […]

Mar
18
2014

Notepad++ is a Must Have

I haven’t made it to discussing what tool I want to edit code in yet. That’s no excuse for not going ahead and promoting Notepad++ though. Whether you prefer a full integrated development environment (IDE) or a simple text editor you should have Notepad++ on hand. You’ll be editing configuration files from time to time […]

Mar
15
2014

A Web Server for WordPress Development

The first requirement I mentioned in the intro seems obvious enough. I need “a web server that can run PHP and WordPress and has the ability to serve multiple sites so that I can work on multiple projects.” Fortunately, this easy enough to do on Windows 2008 Server by downloading an Apache web server distribution called XAMPP. […]