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On the 15th October 2017

The First 5 Things You Should Know When Using ‘Screen’

What is screen? screen is program that allows you to use multiple windows (virtual VT100 terminals) in Unix. In other words, instead of having a bunch of tabs open in Terminal to do different things at the same time you can run the commands below to show and hide them.   1. How to use […]

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Categories: Bash / Shell, Programming
On the 5th October 2017
Roots Error #1 – Failed to connect to the host via ssh: Permission denied (publickey).

Roots Error #1 – Failed to connect to the host via ssh: Permission denied (publickey).

Earlier this year we began using Roots’ Trellis, Bedrock and Sage to develop and manage websites. While the system is everything WordPress should be. There are some things it should not be. One of them is temperamental, another is incredibly complicated. Today I’m working on our third project with Roots. But simultaneously with our second and […]

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Categories: Bedrock, Roots, Trellis
On the 5th October 2017
Roots Error #3 – ERROR! Invalid vars plugin version from /Users/myusers/Sites/mysite.com/trellis/lib/trellis/plugins/vars/version.py

Roots Error #3 – ERROR! Invalid vars plugin version from /Users/myusers/Sites/mysite.com/trellis/lib/trellis/plugins/vars/version.py

Aaaand we’re back. If you saw or read my previous two articles, those were related to project #2. This article, however, is related to project #3.   The Problem I created the site and successfully worked on it on my Linux Ubuntu machine. I successfully deployed my work from development to staging went to bed. And then […]

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Categories: Bedrock, PHP, Programming, Roots, Sage Theme, Trellis
On the 5th October 2017
Roots Error #4 – composer create-project roots/sage mysite 8.5.3 zsh: command not found: composer

Roots Error #4 – composer create-project roots/sage mysite 8.5.3 zsh: command not found: composer

This year we began using Roots’ Trellis, Bedrock and Sage to develop and manage websites. So far, I’ve only successfully completed one. But I’m actively working on three others. All riddled with obnoxious problems that seem to appear out of nowhere. Luckily for me, I have four computers. Two Macs, one Windows and one Linux […]

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Categories: Bedrock, Linux, Mac, Roots, Sage Theme, Trellis, Ubuntu
On the 5th October 2017
Roots Error #2 – Mailhog, connection failure

Roots Error #2 – Mailhog, connection failure

Yet another error while using Roots’ Trellis, Bedrock and Sage during vagrant up on a brand new site, development locally on MacOS Sierra 10.12.6   My experience with Roots is that every time I use it I get a new error. Even if I didn’t change anything.   The Problem Today the error began when I create […]

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Categories: Bedrock, PHP, Programming, Roots, Sage Theme, Trellis
On the 10th September 2017
Proposed Improvements to the WordPress UI

Proposed Improvements to the WordPress UI

As of the writing of this article WordPress Plugins are allowed to do a few things that interrupt the WordPress UI. Headers – In the back end, when on any page, especially settings pages of Plugins, the headers are cluttered and inconsistent. Exhibit A, B, C. To improve this we proposes approving the following: Enhanced Permalink […]

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Categories: Programming, WordPress
On the 6th September 2017
What does a professional website development proposal look like?

What does a professional proposal, contract or estimate look like?

This article outlines what both parties involved in a proposal, contract or estimate for internet marketing should expect and work towards during the negotiation process.

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Categories: AdWords, Analytics, Business Development, Company News, Content Marketing, Pay Per Click Management, Press Releases, Search Engine Marketing, Search Engine Optimization, Search Marketing, Video Production, Website Development, Website Development
On the 6th September 2017
What does professional website development look like?

What does a professional website development process look like?

If you’re evaluating website development for your business we’ve written this guide to help you know how to define professional website development. Unfortunately, there are many who claim to offer professional services and very few resources to help you confirm and identify the good from the bad.   1. Receive a Professional Proposal This is, without […]

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Categories: Company News, Press Releases, Website Development
On the 14th August 2017
Switching from Mac to Ubuntu GNOME 17.04 / 17.10

Switching from Mac to Ubuntu GNOME 17.04 / 17.10

This article will help you configure Ubuntu GNOME 17.04 / 17.10 to behave equal to or better than your Mac.   Context I’ve been a lifetime Mac user. But I wanted to play some games that aren’t available on the Mac, or no model of Mac laptops had a graphics card capable of running them […]

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Categories: Linux, Operating Systems, Ubuntu
On the 14th June 2017
Curious about content marketing? Here’s the who, what, where, when, and why.

Curious about content marketing? Here’s the who, what, where, when, and why.

What is content marketing? While the phrase “content marketing” is relatively new and trending, the practice is not. Content marketing is the process of using your resources to create and promote original content that is attractive to an audience. Effective content marketing will generate a return on investment directly and / or indirectly. Overall, you […]

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Categories: Content Marketing, Pay Per Click Management, Programming, Search Engine Marketing, Search Engine Optimization, Search Marketing, Video Production, Website Development
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