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. If […]
Today I received my custom embroidered WordPress logo Timbuk2 bag, courtesy of Automattic. I absolutely love this bag! Thanks A8C!
Until just yesterday, when Wired’s Margaret Rhodes interviewed me about joining Automattic and I shared this number with her as if to brag, “26% of the web runs on Open Source WordPress” … it finally hit me! That didn’t mean the number was a huge number, it meant that most of the Web was not […]
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 […]
I’ve now worked support for WordPress.com for every day of the week, and Tuesdays seem to be the most difficult. Maybe it’s the crushing hangover from Sunday night still bringing me down, or maybe it’s that our users got to work on Monday and started submitting more difficult tickets. I’ll assume the latter. I know, I […]
Today is my last day at Moguldom. I’ve decided that I need to disconnect from the business end of things for a bit and go back to my roots – writing code, innovating, and building a better Internet for everyone. So what’s next for me? I’ve been invited to join the folks at Automattic, where I’ll be […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
I regularly work with huge MySQL database files (10G-100G) so making copies and importing them locally for use in VVV is extremely cumbersome (at best). Here are some MySQL statements that allow you to truncate all but the most recent 1000 posts in your WordPress database. These are useful because they allow you to truncate […]