Dr Fragen in the operating room


  • Git Remote Updater, the Personal Remote Management System

    The need or desire to use a personal remote management service makes a few assumptions. Any references to GitHub Updater are now to Git Updater. GitHub Updater allows for updating of plugins and themes that are developed outside of the official WordPress repository. Often these projects reside in GitHub, Bitbucket, or GitLab. Updating these repositories…

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  • WP Core Development with Local Lightning

    Firstly, this is only meant as a how I do it. I’m using MacOS. core.git.wordpress.org It is based on using git://core.git.wordpress.org/. This would be similar to WP core development on a regular install using the WordPress Beta Tester plugin set for bleeding edge nightlies. Create symlink of wp-config.php into /public The following can be used…

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  • Bringing WordPress Core to PHP 5.6 and Beyond

    In the 2018 State of the Word, Matt told us the plan was to move the minimum PHP version for WordPress Core to 5.6 in April 2019 and to PHP 7 in December 2019. I won’t discuss the irony of WordPress 5.2 being the update that kills support for PHP 5.2, but the coincidence is…

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  • WordPress Debugging

    It is inevitable. At some point when running a WordPress site you will have a conflict, an error, or worst case – a PHP Fatal leading to a WSOD (White Screen of Death). My goal is to provide the means with which you should be able to view and hopefully understand, to some degree, the…

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  • WordCamp LAX 2015

    I’ll have to spiff this up a bit later, but here are my slides from my talk @WordCampLAX 2015. And you can watch me on @WordPressTV

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