Better Font Awesome v2 ready for testing. . . again!

TLDR; I finally got around to updating Better Font Awesome to support Font Awesome v5! This update includes many changes, and it’s important to get plenty of real user testing before publishing the update to the WordPress plugin repo. If you’d like to help test, please download and install the latest beta here: v2.0.0-beta4 See below … Continue reading“Better Font Awesome v2 ready for testing. . . again!”

LifeLabs manager training notes to self

Week #1: Coaching Skills Questions + Playbacks + Split-tracks Ask more questions! Ask more open questions! Question of the week for me: “What are the options?” Playbacks “I heard you say ____. . .” Split-tracks “I hear you saying a few things, which one should we start with?” Empower your partner to decide – there’s … Continue reading“LifeLabs manager training notes to self”

How to build banquette bench seating

Intro Before getting started, download the full blueprints for reference In this article, I’m going to teach you how to build banquette seating for your home. When I was just getting started, I came across a bunch of helpful articles online, however none of them quite described exactly what I was trying to do, specifically: … Continue reading“How to build banquette bench seating”

The Tools I Use to Organize My Life

Intro I coach a leadership program out in Colorado, and recently coaches and participants alike have been talking a lot about how to effectively manage the demands of the program in conjunction with work, family responsibilities, to-do lists, personal care, and all the other things life entails. I’m no organizational expert myself, but I do have some … Continue reading“The Tools I Use to Organize My Life”

Better Font Awesome 2 ready for testing!

Over the past couple of months, I’ve received a ton of inquiries asking when Better Font Awesome would support the latest batch of icons in Font Awesome 5+. It’s been a long time coming, but I’m happy to announce that the Better Font Awesome v2 beta is ready for testing! DOWNLOAD THE BETA » What’s … Continue reading“Better Font Awesome 2 ready for testing!”

The journey to 100,000 installs

During my career I’ve authored a bunch of different WordPress plugins, and I always told myself that I’d do something special if one of them reached the 100,000 install mark. Much to my delight, Better Font Awesome (my plugin that let’s you insert all  sorts  of  really  great  icons ) recently surpassed 100,000 active installs, and so I’m … Continue reading“The journey to 100,000 installs”

We’re hiring! Looking for a senior WordPress engineer.

Hello good people of WordPress! I’m super excited to announce that we’re hiring here at NerdWallet in San Francisco. If you are (or you know) a senior-level WordPress developer, then read on (or check out the listing). Why is this exciting? It’s not often I get this excited about a hiring opportunity, but in this … Continue reading“We’re hiring! Looking for a senior WordPress engineer.”

LoopConf: Notes from Day 2

Writing WP-CLI Commands That Work by Steve Grunwell Benefits Easier to perform bulk ops Better vis into WP internals Cron, cache, transients, etc Not subject to timeouts like browser Better filesystem access Ability to script (automation) Good places to use it Deploying updates Troubleshooting issues with cron, caching, transients Scheduled maintenance routines Data migrations and transforms … Continue reading“LoopConf: Notes from Day 2”

LoopConf: Notes from Day 1

Put an “S” on it by Zack Tollman, Issues & Challenges MIXED Content Issues Passive Active insecure requests loaded on the page that can be hi-jacked States (lock color in Chrome, e.g.) green = OK yellow = passive mixed content red = not secure, active mixed content Strategies For Migration HTTPS everywhere hi risk … Continue reading“LoopConf: Notes from Day 1”