Tag: WordPress

Fix Local By Flywheel Network Adapter Error on Windows 10

I’ve been using Vagrant with VirtualBox to handle WordPress local development, but it’s a bit tedious. I’ve never really mastered setting up multiple WordPress installs using a single image, so I end up with multiple images taking up a bunch of hard drive space. When I heard about Local by Flywheel I was intrigued, and…

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JoshMcCarty.com Redesign for 2016

A Quick Note: This blog post is long overdue. It’s been sitting in my drafts for about six months, so keep in mind that most of this is in the context of late 2016. It’s been a few years since I paid much attention to my personal website from a development perspective, so I decided to refresh the…

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Screenshot of csrreport.apollo.edu home page.

Retooling for a Mobile-first Apollo Education Group 2013 CSR Report

My employer, Apollo Education Group, published our 2013 Corporate Social Responsibility Annual Report in February of this year. The project, like our 2012 report, was a fantastic team effort and fun project for me personally. From a web development perspective, my team added a lot of tools and techniques to our repertoire during this project,…

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JoshMcCarty.com Redesign for 2014

One of my New Year’s resolutions for 2013 was to redesign my personal website. It didn’t happen. I think most web developers tend to neglect their personal site a bit because they are always working on other projects. At least that seems to be the consensus with my coworkers. Well, it’s still pretty rough around the…

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A CSS Naked Day WordPress Plugin

CSS Naked Day is tomorrow, April 9th. Being an advocate of web standards, I think this is a very cool (albeit not well-known) event. You can read more about it at http://naked.threepixeldrift.com/. I wanted to participate this year, but the only WordPress plugin for CSS Naked Day I could find was several years out-of-date (and therefore…

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I’m Participating in the SOPA Blackout

I try to keep my personal politics off of my blog site because its focus is more on my hobbies involving technology. However, I feel very strongly that SOPA and PIPA are crossing a line onto a slippery slope (look at that, two cliches in one sentence!) of internet censorship. Is piracy a problem? Of…

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My 2011 Year in Review

This is my first “year in review” style blog post. I feel that this year was particularly eventful for me in terms of my web designer/developer career and my personal life, and I thought it’d be a good idea to reflect on those events and capture it here for myself and any interested readers.

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Screenshot of page to add new plugins.

Let it snow! Try my jSnow Plugin for WordPress

Update 2016-12-17: I release a new version of this plugin on the official WordPress plugin repository. Head over there or search for “flurry” in your WordPress site’s “Plugins > Add New” admin page. Update 2013-12-09: jSnow is not compatible with recent versions of jQuery. Download my latest falling snow WordPress plugin at https://github.com/joshmcrty/jam-flurry. All other information…

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Access Ubuntu VM Files from a Windows Host

I do most of my WordPress development using a test environment that I installed on a Ubuntu Virtual Machine (VM). This let’s me play around as much as I want without any risk to my production website or my computer; everything is contained within the VM, and it costs me nothing because I only use…

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Organize Series Plugin for WordPress

I just installed the Organize Series plugin for this site. Right out of the box it comes with everything needed to organize related blog posts into a “series” of posts with a specific order. I’ve seen this on a lot of other WordPress sites when people do a series of articles about a specific topic.…

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