Setting Up a WordPress Development Environment with DesktopServer and GIT for WP Engine

One of the challenges in using WordPress with an external hosting environment and multiple developers is the creation of a local development environment with version control that will work seamlessly. Fortunately, using a combination of DesktopServer from ServerPress, an industrial-strength WordPress host like WP Engine and Git, you can have multiple development environments up and running relatively quickly. In this tutorial, I will explain how to create and set up a local WordPress development environment on a Mac, using DesktopServer by ServerPress, using a WP Engine backup point and then set up Git for version control. If you don’t use WP Engine, this tutorial probably won’t be very helpful.

I highly recommend WP Engine for reliable, secure WordPress hosting. They provide excellent customer service, daily backups and an easy restore process, a staging environment, git for version control, and much more! I like them so much that I would recommend them to anyone (even if I wasn’t part of their affiliate program, which I joined after using their service).

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How Tag Management Will Supercharge Your Testing Program – Digital Velocity Conference 2014 #dv14

Naoshi Yamauchi - Movemver - Internet Summit (Photo credit: Thos003)

 

Here is my summary of the tag management presentation by Naoshi Yamauchi at the Digital Velocity Tealium User Conference 2014, San Diego, CA
Presenter: Naoshi Yamauchi, Chief Performance Officer, Brooks Bell
@nyamauchi

If you’re managing a testing program on your website—and every site should be testing—implementing a tag management system can take it to the next level. Through the use of these techniques, you will be able to reduce costs, increase velocity, and drive more effective testing.

Lots of work goes into testing.

Time is Money

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  • Every day that we aren’t testing we lose a day on learning

Speed

  • Reduce IT involvement
  • Quickly implement fixes & new test code
  • Adjust analytics code on the fly

Agility

  • Deploy the tools that add value to your tests… …only when you test.
    • Reduce third party costs. Makes getting approval easier.

One Size Fits No One – Digital Velocity Conference 2014 #dv14

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Frictionless Sales: Selling to Generation Cloud – Digital Velocity Tealium User Conference 2014

Here are my notes from the "Frictionless Sales" presentation by Treb Ryan at Digital Velocity Tealium User Conference 2014, San Diego, CA dimension data Generation Cloud = New Expectations Immediate availability Ubiquitous … [Continue reading]

Building an Effective Digital Marketing Foundation

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How to Use Chromecast with Chrome Browser

Google Chrome Extensions Webstore Chromecast

I was glad to see that my Chromecast device arrived today. After waiting a few weeks for them to be in stock, mine has finally arrived. I'll go into the details of what's included in the package and how to set it up in another post, but first I want … [Continue reading]

HTML5 Texas JavaScript Workshop – Client-Side Storage

HTML5TX JavaScript Workshop - Pamela Fox

Web technologies have taken a long time to progress. A lot of the standards we see today are because browsers decided to implement new features. HTML5 is now just supposed to be HTML. It is supposed to be a living standard. Pamela needs an … [Continue reading]