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Create a ‘Must Use’ Plugin for WordPress

Some of you are like me: “frequent theme changer guy”. Here’s a trick I’ve learned to keep from having to re-write code every time I get bored with a theme: I use the “Must Use” Plugin. 

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i18n vs L10n

Some quick definitions:

  • i18n stands for “internationalization”
  • L10n stands for “localization”
  • Both are numeronyms, or “number based words”.
  • The numbers come from the number of characters in between the “i” and the “n”. You can read all about their storied history here and here.
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Genesis Code Snippets

Here is my collection of code snippets I use build child themes in Genesis.

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Remove WooCommerce Styles and Scripts

WooCommerce is absolutely the most brilliant and easy-to-use shopping cart for WordPress – but it’s heavy! I’ll show you how to remove the cruft!

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How To: Install LAMP on Ubuntu

My brother called to talk about moving his company’s web development and testing environment in-house. They had already downloaded Ubuntu, but didn’t know how to get Apache, MySQL, or PHP installed. I sent him one command and 5 minutes later, they had a fully functional LAMP stack running.

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The Perfect APC Configuration

Here was my setup on an Amazon Medium Instance using APC: