Mel & I have been talking about “doing some nature” basically all summer— whether that was going to a beach, or taking a hike, or kayaking… and it never happened. To be fair, between WordCamps and other conferences, meetups, and work, summer was pretty busy.
Now that it’s fall, and the conference circuit is slowing down (well, there’s another WordCamp this weekend…), we’re trying to do some of those things we didn’t do this summer. So we took the day and went up to the Middlesex Fells Reservation (what a trip, maybe we’ll get a car next time).
We probably hit at least 6 of the labeled trails, and 2 roads, trying to make our way from Oak Grove to the reservation headquarters at Spot Pond. It ended up being about 6 miles of walking through the woods, along rocky trails & brooks. We had lunch at the boat rental place (closed for the season, but had picnic tables) at the edge of Spot Pond. And then took a much shorter rout to a different entrance, so we could catch the bus home.
Entering the trails
This might have been Melrose Rock?
Not to be mislead, there were absolutely houses at the base of the hill/rock, right on the other side of those trees :)
This part of the trail was full of rock outcroppings like this
Some kind of evergreen tree
These were all over the trail, but I don’t know what they are.
Spot Pond Brook
Small waterfall on Spot Pond Brook
Spot Pond Brook (downstream from the waterfall)
Spot Pond (lots of kayaks, too bad they stopped rentals at labor day)
Cute spot we had lunch near Spot Pond
Ferns around Quarter Mile Pond
More ferns at Quarter Mile Pond
The slides from my talk at NERDSummit, WordPress and the Command Line.
How to use WP-CLI to manage your WordPress site via the command line. From basic management like installing & updating plugins and themes, to scripting a installation workflow, this tool is a WordPress DevOps’ best friend.
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View on wordpress.org to download.
A few months ago I had the idea of creating a wp-cli command for the theme check plugin, and integrating that in with Grunt so that I could use it in my theme build process.
Yesterday I sat down and pulled everything together to do just that.
I’ve modified the existing Theme Check plugin to include a WP-CLI command, and you can grab it on github. If you’re interested, you can also check out the changes I made to create this (as some work had to be done on the plugin directly).
Once you have that version of Theme Check, and can run
wp theme review check <theme-name>
you can also pull down the grunt plugin that integrates with it. Grunt-wp-theme-check is on github and npmjs, and the readme should do a decent job explaining how to use it. Use the following to install it for your project:
npm install grunt-wp-theme-check --save-dev
If you’re still a little lost, you can check out my updated Grunt-Theme-Builder, which explains my process for building and packaging themes. Note that this is just a Gruntfile and package.json, if you want to use it, you’ll need to set up your theme files like I outline, or just copy-paste the tasks you want.
Let me know if you’re using it and if you run into any issues :)
Last weekend was New England GiveCamp. I attended with Mel Choyce, who already wrote up an awesome recap on her blog. I’m not going to do another recap, instead I wanted to talk about the tech details of the project we worked on. In one weekend, our team basically Flipped That Website.