WordPress on Ubuntu

I need to run a local installation of WordPress so I can dig deep into my WordPress learning and not crash a live site. Getting WordPress up and running took me way longer than it should have, so I am documenting my steps to hopefully save someone else all the aggravation I had since starting… Continue reading WordPress on Ubuntu

LAMP on Ubuntu

I need a local installation of WordPress to experiment with on my Ubuntu computer. This blog post is how to set up the LAMP stack prior to installing WordPress. Most of the resources that I found for local installations of WordPress are for Mac or Windows operating systems. While the concept is simple. Install a… Continue reading LAMP on Ubuntu

Email Setup

The following is a quick tutorial on how to add a SightGround email address to Thunderbird running on Ubuntu 20.04 From the hamburg menu select “+ New” Select – Existing Email Account… Here is an example of the first window: Select Name, Email and Password Select Manual config Username = email address Server hostname =… Continue reading Email Setup

New Start

Last week, I walked away from my work desk for the last time. I spent over 2 years sitting at that desk while working as a Software Release Engineer. For the last 15 years the majority of my employment time was spent supporting software in one form or another. My emotions were high as I… Continue reading New Start

Another new look

I just installed Astra as my new WordPress theme. I know I just switched to Twenty Twenty however I got some advice from a WordPress meetup. Astra was recommended as a good bare bones theme that works well with Elementor as a page builder.

GitHub Repository

I won’t be posting every day for my #100DaysOfCode but I will post any highlights along the way. I was struggling to connect Atom to GitHub. Below is a link to the video that helped me. I am really enjoying the #100DaysOfCode challenge probably because it gamafied the process for me. Using twitter with the… Continue reading GitHub Repository