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bio website davidmcdonald.org
location Melbourne, Australia
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Freelance web developer, always learning


Apr
28
answered Preferred way to include Advanced Custom Fields in a plugin?
Aug
2
comment Is Git/GitHub a good WordPress deployment solution?
You use a bare git repo so the merge issue is not relevant
Jun
4
comment Why is my database import losing text widget data?
Yes been using this script for years and highly recommend it
Jun
2
awarded  Yearling
Mar
26
awarded  Popular Question
Feb
4
comment Is Git/GitHub a good WordPress deployment solution?
That, along with SSH aliases means I can push to the live theme repo using 'git push live' etc
Feb
4
comment Is Git/GitHub a good WordPress deployment solution?
If you use git post-receive hooks, they negate the need to ssh in to the remote server and do a git pull
Feb
4
comment Is Git/GitHub a good WordPress deployment solution?
James has pretty much summed up my worfklow, except I only add the theme files to the git repo once I have the staging/test/production site established. Also I totally recommend using a post-receive hook on the remote server, saves logging in and doing a git pull etc.
Jan
29
answered How to automatically install default Wordpress plugins?
Aug
22
answered How can I make a WordPress database portable and url independent?
Jun
8
awarded  Constituent
Jun
8
awarded  Caucus
Jun
6
answered Basic Multisite Question - Managing Content Centrally
May
31
comment Template for individual post designs
+1 for suggesting Advanced Custom Fields plugin. It has enabled me to build some very customised layouts along with custom edit screens.
May
22
comment Automating the Backup Process (30+ websites)
I am using ManageWP to manage 40+ sites and have to say it's great for applying both WP and plugin updates. Backups are available for all sites as well, but on a higher cost plan that what I am on.
May
14
comment How do I get the size of an attachment file?
Looks like wp_convert_bytes_to_hr() has now been deprecated in favour of size_format()
May
8
comment How to use tinyMCE for user “biographical info” without messing with any core file?
Thanks, exactly what I was looking for!
May
1
answered How to automate featured posts number?
Mar
12
answered What methods to use to create small, editable pieces of text for static pages?
Feb
29
comment Dev, Stage and Production Deployment for WordPress Sites?
+1 for the video, this has opened up lots of possibilities for me