WordPress

  • My First Custom WordPress Block Pattern

    My First Custom WordPress Block Pattern

    Block Patterns are pre-defined groups of blocks curated by a WordPress theme or plugin developer and I have put off learning to build these for a few months until a case presented itself. Previously I used WP_Query in a Child Theme to display posts of a special category to generate these call to action titles. […]

  • When the Cron Runs

    When the Cron Runs

    Had an issue where scheduled Cron jobs were not running in WordPress. Reactivating all my plugins really solved it. ???? It’s never that easy, I’m suspicious.

  • Duplictity & Deja Dup as my WordPress backup workflow

    Duplictity & Deja Dup as my WordPress backup workflow

    I’ve been using duplicity to backup my personal WordPress website’s wp-content folder for a month and I love this new process. Duplicity is a Linux terminal backup application that you may know by its Gnome desktop client Deja Dup which I also use to backup my computers. My backup workflow I backup my WordPress database […]

  • WordPress Performance Audit

    WordPress Performance Audit

    I’m on vacation this week! So naturally I decided to start a WordPress performance audit of my personal websites to purge any under-performing plugins as well as evaluate my Child Theme for improvements. I audit plugins no less than every six months. If a plugin hasn’t been updated in that time I’ll consider removing it […]

  • It takes 1GB for WordPress in 2020

    It takes 1GB for WordPress in 2020

    When it takes 1GB to run a relatively lean WordPress website in 2020 I see the appeal of static site generators. These are from my $10 a month Digital Ocean server for this website. A few years back we could comfortably run a basic blog on a server with a mere 512 MB of RAM.

  • Lessons Learned From Presenting a Remote WordCamp Session

    Lessons Learned From Presenting a Remote WordCamp Session

    As conferences have moved online to fight the spread of Coronavirus WordCamp Santa Clarita was one of the early WordPress events to try this new format. Here are my thoughts on how I could have improved my session for a distributed audience. Cooking Looks Easier On Television I grew up watching a lot of cable […]