Stuff I have learned, either through courses, meetups, googling
, or living life!

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Atomic Site Deployment

Posted by on May 17, 2018 in Deployment, Learning, Scripting

As mentioned in previous posts, I am using Buddy Works as my deployment tool for THIS site. The default behavior of the deployment pipeline is to update directly to the live site – file by file. This did not sit well with me. What happens if someone tries to access mid-way through the update? And what happens […]

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Migrating WordPress.com hosted site to self hosting

Posted by on May 15, 2018 in Hosting, Learning, Wordpress

This post runs through the process I went through in migrating WordPress.com hosted site (kadenmcdevitt.com) over to my own self hosted WordPress site. History of my WordPress.com (kadenmcdevitt.com) site Back in February 2015 my 7 year old nephew Kaden McDevitt was diagnosed with liver cancer. At the time I quickly setup a WordPress.com hosted site […]

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Yoast SEO Initial setup

Posted by on April 7, 2018 in Learning, SEO

Yoast SEO Plugin As another exercise in learning, I have installed and started the initial setup of the Yoast SEO plugin. Purely by installing this Yoast you will improve your sites search engine visibility. From there I have been reading about improving the readability of posts and pages, and the correct text structure. This is […]

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https site ready

Posted by on March 25, 2018 in Learning, Security

So its been a month since my last post and I have now managed to add the majority of the projects (with demo links) to the site. 🙂 I have also made the site secure with https. This involved quite a bit of reading and understanding and I hopefully have a fairly good grasp of […]

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Development Site is UP

Posted by on February 11, 2018 in Deployment, Learning

So I have done a fair bit since my last post, and not so much ;P The following is what I have been doing and have achieved: Created an account with Buddy Works , which is a site deployment tool, and setup a “Pipeline” to release this site as a “in development” version. This was after long […]

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Next Course

Posted by on February 6, 2018 in Course, Learning

Well now that I am about to launch this portfolio site LIVE, I want to decide on which development course to do next. I have a number of courses I have banked up over the course of the last year or so on Udemy. Here is just a selection of courses I would like to […]

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