WordPress Batch Processing with Locomotive

WordPress batch processing doesn’t exactly sound like the most exciting aspect of programming (regardless of the platform, really). And working with large sets of data in WordPress usually comes down to one of two solutions:

  1. using WP-CLI,
  2. performing migrations with WP Migrate DB Pro.

Both of these solutions are great, and they do their job well; however, there are times when you’re working with large sets of data within the WordPress administration area that could be manipulated with a simple batch process.

This isn’t to say that using the command-line is bad, but sometimes toggling a few options to work with posts, comments, or other data types would be nice.

And that’s what Locomotive from Reaktiv Studios allow us to do.

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Learning JavaScript in 30 Days (Or Less!)

When it comes to writing about learning JavaScript in 30 days or sharing a link to a resource that I know almost everyone else in the web development industry has likely heard of, it causes me to pause when writing a post about it.

Learning JavaScript in 30 Days

I mean, why bother, right? I’ve heard of it. You’ve heard of it. So what’s the point of reiterating something we’ve already heard?

Two reasons:

  1. We’re one month into 2017 and, if you’re like me, you’ve adjusted some of the goals you’ve set for yourself.
  2. The start of a month is always a good time to begin a, ahem, month-long journey.

And with that, I’m thinking that I’m going to be going through Wes Bos#JavaScript30 course throughout the month of February. (A 30-day course in the shortest month of the year. 😁 I know, right?)

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WordPress Payments: Plasso, Array, EDD, or What?

Years ago, I started using this little service called Spacebox (and I briefly mentioned it about three years ago) to accept one-off payments from clients, family, and friends for different things.

Not long after that, Spacebox changed its name to Plasso, expanded its offering regarding what could be done with it, and I continued to use it for one-off payments.

Fast-forward to yesterday and the company comes out of the gate swinging with some different products for WordPress payments. These include a couple of themes, a plugin, and so on.

And I’m pretty stoked to see what all it has to offer especially with dealing with accepting self-hosted payments (well, as far as accepting things within the context of WordPress).

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Versions App For WordPress Plugins

Versions App is one of those Subversion clients that’s been around for years. In fact, when I moved to Mac, it might have been the first one I tried.

Versions App For WordPress Plugins

I liked it, too. It did what I needed it to do, it did it well, and it was simple. And that last part, simplicity, is something that I really want out of software these days.

Maybe I’m getting old. Or maybe I’m developing better taste. I’m going to go with the latter one for this.

Anyway, for some time I ended up using a slightly more advanced client that had a wider range of features, and that did some really good stuff as far as Subversion is concerned. But over time, I’ve migrated further and further away from Subversion.

And in doing so, I’ve begun to re-evaluate my tools (as one should do from time-to-time).

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Tab Management in Chrome with Toby

Tab management is one of those problems that’s kind of funny.

Remember back in the day when we had browsers and we opened multiple windows so we could track all of the various sites on which we were browsing or on which we were working or whatever?

The browser everyone loved to hate.

Yeah. Those days.

Then remember when Firefox came along (or one of the open source alternatives), it was kind of nice to be able to install an extension or add-on that added tab management.

But now we’ve just kind of increased the problem exponentially. At least I have. Because I have multiple windows each with multiple tabs.

And yeah, the Merge Windows extension is nice because it helps bring everything together. But then we’ve gotta deal with saving our session (which there are some nice extensions for that) or keeping track of where we were.

That’s where tab management starts to get a little bit rougher.

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