New Homes All Around

A few days ago, I blogged about my family’s new home in Port Saint Lucie. Today, I’d also like to announce a new home for my blog – rich.collier.blog (you’re there now!) This site has had several domain names in it’s time, but I feel confident that I’ve just made the final switch – collier.blog is here to stay. IfContinue reading “New Homes All Around”

I Open Sourced My Twenty Sixteen Child Theme

Today, I open sourced my Twenty Sixteen child theme. It includes an empty resume page template and a clean travel shortcode that uses Google Maps. You’ll need to check out the source code for usage, but it’s very simple 🙂 This child theme is meant to be only very small improvements to the WordPress TwentyContinue reading “I Open Sourced My Twenty Sixteen Child Theme”

WordPress Multisite on CentOS 7.2, Nginx 1.9.5, PHP7, batcache, and HTTP/2

It was time for an overhaul of my go-to WordPress stack. For a long while, I’ve been running PHP 5.4 on CentOS 6 with Varnish. Technical times are changing and it was overdue for an upgrade; so I bring you this! My first impression of PHP 7 – WOW, Just WOW! The speed increase is phenomenalContinue reading “WordPress Multisite on CentOS 7.2, Nginx 1.9.5, PHP7, batcache, and HTTP/2”

Create WordPress Test Users From Breaking Bad Characters

Obviously, you should only use this in development environments. This is used to create an abundance of test authors (named after popular TV show characters) in WordPress for testing. Run this from bash terminal: [bash]wp user create wwhite wwhite@breakingbad.com –role=author –display_name="Walter White" –first_name="Walter" –last_name="White" –send-email=false wp user create swhite swhite@breakingbad.com –role=author –display_name="Skyler White" –first_name="Skyler" –last_name="White"Continue reading “Create WordPress Test Users From Breaking Bad Characters”

Get Up and Running with LetsEncrypt.org Certificates on CentOS 6 and nginx

If you don’t have git installed, use Yum to install it. [bash]sudo yum install git[/bash] Stop nginx, if it’s running. LetsEncrypt needs to bind to port 80 and/or 443 to verify your web server. [bash]sudo service nginx stop[/bash] Switch to root and git clone the letsencrypt repository. [bash]sudo su cd ~ git clone https://github.com/letsencrypt/letsencrypt%5B/bash%5D NowContinue reading “Get Up and Running with LetsEncrypt.org Certificates on CentOS 6 and nginx”