Zach Adams Web Developer and Programmer

Category: Wordpress

Keep Varying Vagrant Vagrants (VVV) in Sync across multiple computers

July 15, 2015

Varying Vagrant Vagrants (VVV) is a vagrant box designed for WordPress developers to setup a fully-functioning and fully-equipped local development server that can easily manage multiple WordPress sites. VVV is an awesome addition to any WP developers workflow, however one of the problems I had with it was its inability to sync files and databases across multiple computers. This meant that VVV was stuck on the computer it was installed on, and I needed to be able to work with VVV on my work computer and my laptop. Read More

Python Scraping for WordPress

April 5, 2015

Ofttimes when building for WordPress I find myself in a situation which requires me to move a ton of content from a clients old site to a new one. If I'm lucky (relatively speaking) it's built on another CMS such as Drupal or Joomla which I can export content from pretty easily, but most times it's a crappy site built using plain HTML and Microsoft Frontpage *shudder*, and it only has 4-5 pages of simple content. If I'm super lucky it has hundreds of pages rather than a few, that's when things get fun. If you've ever been the victim of the busy work known as "content-moving" fear no more, Python is here to save the day! Read More

Making your own WPEngine-Like High Performance WordPress Server

January 16, 2015

Recently WPEngine released a new Vagrant machine called Mercury designed specifically for testing development WordPress sites with WPEngine's specialized High Performance servers. WPEngine has been well known for a long time to provide specialized WordPress Servers which can handle an insane amount of traffic on even the most complex WP sites.I'll show you how to make your own high performance WPEngine-Like Server for less then half the cost. Read More

Adding Sticky Results to Relevanssi

December 10, 2014

I recently ran into this problem with the excellent plugin Relevanssi. I setup a custom search area which searched through a custom post type and returned good results, however we needed to implement a feature for the client to be able to “sticky” some posts… Read More

Introducing the Cutlass WordPress Starter Theme

October 22, 2014

I’ve finally finished basic work on a new WordPress starter theme which integrates Laravel’s Blade Templating Engine. I’ve been using WordPress for quite some time now and it’s still my number one resource for building a website. Recently I’ve branched off into learning Laravel due to it’s increasing popularity. One… Read More

Adding a Better Price Range Search using WP-Property

October 15, 2014

We have a client who uses the WP-Property plugin. BTW it's super awesome and I would highly suggest it to anybody who has a client in need of a property management plugin. It's also free, not the bull crap freemium, but free free.Anyways recently we ran into a problem where, on the search properties page, the prices on the dropdown looked like: Read More

Managing Multiple WordPress Sites for Free

October 2, 2014

If you happen to be managing multiple Wordpress sites then you probably know how frustrating it can be to keep every site updated and you definitely don't want the client having to call you in case their site goes down. Here's what we do to keep all our sites updated and ensure that the client doesn't have to come to us in case their site goes down. Read More