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 Twenty […]

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 phenomenal […]

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: This is also available on GitHub. For extra credit, here is one for Prison Break characters: Again, available on GitHub.

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. Stop nginx, if it’s running. LetsEncrypt needs to bind to port 80 and/or 443 to verify your web server. Switch to root and git clone the letsencrypt repository. Now cd to letsencrypt and run letsencrypt-auto. You’ll be greeted with several questions, first to enter […]