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How To Use Vagrant And Git To Develop A WordPress Theme

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 20:30:59 +0000

The simplest way to modify WordPress themes is to run a development version on your local computer. Setting up a Linux server, with PHP and a web server on your own computer is becoming less onerous and complicated with tools like MAMP, XAMPP or DesktopServer. Vagrant is another tool in this category, making WordPress development much […]

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What’s Going On with the Coding Gap These Days?

Fri, 30 Dec 2016 20:30:00 +0000

Coding is struggling with a bit of an image problem. That image? Straight, white, male. In 2013, women filled only 26% of all computing-related occupations—which is about the same percentage that we saw in the 1960s. For African-American and Hispanic populations, the representation in these fields is far below the national distribution. And at the intersection […]

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Dreamiest Websites of the Year: The Winners!

Fri, 30 Dec 2016 16:02:00 +0000

The votes are in, and the winners of our first annual Dreamiest Sites of the Year Awards have been chosen! A huge thanks to all of our DreamHost customers who submitted their beautiful websites for consideration and helped make this contest a success. It’s an honor to be your web host! Without further ado, please […]

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How to Back Up Your WordPress Site for the New Year

Fri, 23 Dec 2016 20:05:00 +0000

This is a guest post by Lauren Orsini. I’ll never forget the time I forgot to back up my WordPress site. I was a college undergraduate building a pretend literary journal for English class. I had spent weeks collecting art and poetry submissions from my classmates, and too many late nights modifying an attractive lavender […]

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5 Ways Your Website is Unknowingly Driving Visitors Away

Thu, 22 Dec 2016 20:00:00 +0000

You’ve thought a lot about your website. You’ve picked out the best photos, the most compelling copy, and the greatest color scheme. And yet sometimes, in the dark of night, you wonder if you’re getting as much traffic as you could. Your website seems awfully great to you, but do others feel that way? No […]

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DreamPress Loves Non-Profits!

Thu, 15 Dec 2016 16:02:00 +0000

Everyone knows DreamHost loves non-profits. We’ve offered free shared hosting for non-profit, charitable organizations registered in the United States, since forever. We love giving back and helping people change the world. But for the longest time, non-profits were left out in the cold when it came to DreamPress. When we’d talk to our users at meetups […]

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Boiling Fast Internet with Brotli

Tue, 13 Dec 2016 23:00:00 +0000

Brotli totally sounds like a kind of pasta or some horrible genetically altered form of broccoli. What it really is, besides meaning “small bread” in Swiss German, is a compression framework to bake a faster Internet. Google Makes Us Faster Last year, Google came up with a new kind of way to compress data, while […]

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Recap: WordCamp US 2016

Sun, 11 Dec 2016 19:00:05 +0000

The first week of December 2016 was the week of WordCamp US. As the second annual WordCamp for the U.S., it was home to 1,700+ WordPress developers, users, professionals, and volunteers. But why do we go to WordCamps in the first place? Talks Going to a WordCamp is an excellent way to learn more about WordPress. […]

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WordPress 4.7 – Vaughan

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 22:12:36 +0000

Hot on the heels of an amazing WordCamp US (where Mike and I had the honor of speaking about WordPress and the community) comes WordPress 4.7. “Sassy” Vaughan Named for Sarah “Sassy” Vaughan, 4.7 introduces some brilliant features like video headers for your themes, custom CSS in the theme customizer, user-specific languages, and the much […]

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Why Techies, Developers, and Designers Should Be Bulking Up Their Writing Skills

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 20:03:00 +0000

Some time ago during a tech writing gig, I was chatting with that company’s only social media specialist. As the result of an organizational shift, we tech writers were becoming increasingly responsible for blog content. To put it simply, there was a 10-blog-post quota, and we were on the docket for all 10. But when […]

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