I spent days trying to figure out why files weren’t uploading when I moved my Laravel app to the production server. After hours of trying different things I found in forums and Stack Overflow, this is what worked for me.
Mailgun is a service for sending transnational emails from your app. Once you’ve created your Mailgun account and verified it with your app’s domain, here are the steps for making your app use Mailgun’s SMTP service for sending emails from the app. 1. Edit the .env file on the production server. I use Forge, so… Read more Use Mailgun SMTP in a Laravel App
One of my goals this year is to level up as a developer. I know this isn’t a good SMART goal, but its still a something I’m shooting for. I’m on the lookout for simple yet powerful ideas that I can implement in my daily programming workflow. One example of a simple yet powerful idea… Read more Improve Performance Using WordPress Transients to Cache a Database Query
I’ve been using WP Test for a while for testing out my custom WordPress themes. I like how easy it is to load lots of content edge cases and make sure my theme doesn’t break. It cuts down on a lot of the time it takes to do QA on a custom theme. Post Status… Read more Installing WP Test Data with WP CLI
My new Macbook Pro came in today. Instead of migrating all of the data from my old machine, I decided to start fresh. I followed Carl Alexender’s post on how he set up his new Macbook, but tweaked it for my workflow. I’ve been a MAMP user for years, and for the most part it… Read more Replacing MAMP with Laravel Valet for Local Development
I just attended LoopConf 2017 in Salt Lake City. As a conference geared toward developers in the WordPress space, I was excited to see what other developers in the industry were doing. As a business owner and lead developer at a boutique development agency, I don’t get a lot of exposure to other developers outside… Read more Recap from LoopConf 2017