We like to say it’s easy to build a website, and to build it on top of WordPress. Maybe it is, maybe it isn’t. But for just about anyone, it can be intimidating when you’re just digging in. You’ve got to learn your ABCs before you can tell a great story. On the web — especially as it gets more complicated — there’s a lot to learn to build and maintain a modern website.
Ben Nadel shared his “opinionated” Git Cheat Sheet — a nice reference post if you want to grow your “git mental model.”
Tom McFarlin reminded me recently about a site that shows how you could write Git commit messages and why it matters. I’m guilty of this at times, when I have to fight against being a little lazy in my messages, especially in a long project.
Pagely has made some drastic changes to their hosting platform over the last few months. They’ve moved from Firehost to being fully powered by Amazon Web Services (AWS), led by their new CTO, Joshua Eichorn. Measuring tiers of hosting by pageviews is a popular method for WordPress hosting companies, but Pagely doesn’t do that. They…
John Blackbourn gave an excellent lightning talk on Git Bisect. (His slides are here.) Trust me — if you work with Git at all as a developer, the things John has to show you will blow your mind. John also recently released a new version of the Query Monitor plugin that includes a new panel…
It’s a given that you need to know SVN to work with WordPress, but more and more developers are starting to use Git. If you’re just starting out then here is an awesome interactive tutorial on Git branching.