Walkthrough: Setting up a Secure WordPress Site with Git – Part 2

This is a continuation of Part 1. If you haven’t looked at Part 1, I recommend that you do because it includes some additional setup for a secure install. WP_DEBUG on local dev I like to run my local dev version of WordPress in debug mode as that helps uncover issues while I’m doing theme […]

Walkthrough: Setting up a Secure WordPress Site with Git – Part 1

This article is a walkthrough on the steps to setup a fairly secure* WordPress site leveraging git to make updates easier. It is the result of a set of best practices that I follow when setting up a new WordPress site. This is not a guarantee of a “hackproof” WordPress site. It is merely a […]

Migrating from Scut to Bourbon

On an upcoming project I’m going to be using Bourbon and Neat (instead of Compass and Gumby – hmm…I just saw that they are discontinuing Gumby) primarily so that I can use libsass for faster Sass compile times. I usually use Scut but I’ve noticed that there is a fair bit of overlap between what […]

Thoughts on Foundational CSS Font Setup

Earlier this week, I listened to the first episode of “Happier with Gretchen Rubin”. One of the things they talked about was if a person was a “satisficer or maximizer” – and I’m definitely out there towards maximizer on the spectrum. This definitely made me “know myself better” and helps me understand my own behaviors […]