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

Posted on 5th, October 2017 6:46 AM by Spencer Hill

Posted in: Bedrock, PHP, Programming, Roots, Sage Theme, Trellis

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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Roots Error #2 – Mailhog, connection failure

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Posted in: Bedrock, PHP, Programming, Roots, Sage Theme, Trellis

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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My First Time with Roots’ Trellis + Bedrock + Sage

Posted on 7th, April 2017 7:37 AM by Spencer Hill

Posted in: Bash / Shell, Bedrock, PHP, Programming, Roots, Sage Theme, Trellis, Website Development

This article was written to document some of the specific challenges I had that other’s using Roots’ Trellis + Bedrock + Sage may experience as well. My hope is that anyone who gets stuck will be able to save themselves the many hours it cost me to track down these solutions and understand precisely why […]


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My Struggles with PHP

Posted on 23rd, January 2017 4:53 PM by Spencer Hill

Posted in: PHP

I’ve been programming since 2005, and doing PHP since circa 2006, WordPress circe 2010. I never received a formal education in programming so, while I don’t have school debt, I do have substantive gaps in my knowledge. Like a road with pot holes.   Recently, I’ve started a new company, wppluginco.com, and shifted back into […]


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My First Week With Freelancer.com – Major Bugs, No Support!

Posted on 19th, January 2017 10:03 AM by Spencer Hill

Posted in: PHP

Backstory (if you don’t care, skip ahead) To hire staff, I have historically relied on Craigslist and UpWork.com (Formerly ODesk.com). For myself, as a former freelance developer, I tried to find work on ODesk.com but found that the audience was primarily seeking low-wage workers (as was I when I was an employer) so it proved fruitless […]


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