WordPress: Migrate! Version 0.0.4

A new version of Migrate! is now available to download from Github. What does this fix? This is a really small update / bugfix to add support for https:// in the URL checks. All credit goes to bteryk It's been a while... It's been far too long! This is one small…

Ubuntu VM: local dev environment on Windows

Recently, I went through the process of setting up a new development environment on Windows for my playground projects at home. My work is usually done and hosted on Linux with a standard LAMP stack, so using an ubuntu virtual machine lets me keep my Windows machine for gaming and…

WordPress: Migrate! Updated

A new version of Migrate! is now available to download from Github. What does this fix? A few people have reported having problems using the Migrate! script with their local setups as it constantly shows an error message saying "Your current URL is not a valid URL" much like this:…

WordPress: Migrate! Easy WordPress Site Migration

Note: Migrate! Was last updated 04/09/2011   If you work with multiple environments (development, staging, production etc) when building WordPress sites, you'll know that WordPress uses hardcoded absolute URLs in the database for various tasks. There are lots of arguments as to why this is done, and whether it's…

WordPress Automatic Upgrades - One of the pitfalls

This morning I woke up to announcements of a security upgrade (3.0.4) for WordPress. It is highly recommended that everyone upgrade their installs. I set to the task of upgrading this and a couple of other websites I look after. All of my sites are on 3.0,…

Four things for four months (ish)

Today is my 25th birthday. It feels like a milestone, something that needs to be marked and celebrated. Scarily it's lead me to do a little thinking and life-pondering. We're fast heading for Q3 of 2010. I set myself the task of being organised this year, I've done better, but…

WordPress: link_before and link_after don't display in wp_list_pages

Have you ever stumbled across the issue where wp_list_pages isn't spitting out the text you define for link_before and link_after? I came across this some time ago: one minute my lovely pipe bars '|' where there, the next they weren't. It turns out this is…

Snippet: WordPress 3.0 Menus - Add a login / logout link

The new WordPress 3.0 menu system is pretty powerful and provides some very interesting new options for creating menus in WordPress. Previously, I have always used wp_list_pages and a custom Walker class to provide hierarchical menus based on the page structure, but that's a topic for another…