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Trust Laravel Homestead SSL Certificates

by Ethan Clevenger

Trying to use SSL certificates on Laravel Homestead? This quick tutorial tells your browser to trust Homestead's root CA file and all SSLs generated from it

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Setup a WordPress Child Theme for an Existing Parent Theme

by Ethan Clevenger

New WordPress users sometimes make parent theme changes without a child theme. Learn how to setup a child theme without losing those modifications!

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Using NextGen Gallery with Bedrock

by Ethan Clevenger

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Takeaways from Scott Hanselman’s “Scaling Yourself”

by Ethan Clevenger

Instead of writing down the ways I can scale myself somewhere I'll never see them again, I'll blog about them. Maybe someone will find them useful.

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Powering WordPress with Auto-Scaling AWS Aurora RDS

by Ethan Clevenger

WordPress at-scale can be database-intensive. Configure WordPress to use AWS's auto-scaling RDS Aurora clusters for an affordable way to handle the load.

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Use Laravel Spark Notifications Without Breaking Laravel’s Default Database Notifications

by Ethan Clevenger

Laravel Spark notifications get in the way of Laravel's default database notifications. This tutorial will walk you through how to use both.

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2019 PHP Benchmarks – Why You Need PHP 7+

by Ethan Clevenger

Website performance directly affects your SEO rankings, and Kinsta's annual benchmarks show us how the PHP 7+ can help push you over the top.

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Baking the Perfect Christmas Cookie

by Ethan Clevenger

This recipe post for Chocolate Crinkle Cookies doubles as a demo of features for WordPress's Gutenberg editor. Columns, quotes, and videos in action.

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FREE Gutenberg Webinar!

by Ethan Clevenger

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Function to Check if Divi is Active

by Ethan Clevenger

Ever wanted to adjust a WordPress page template based on whether or not the user used the Divi page builder? Here's the function that'll let you know.

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