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WordCamp Montreal slides – Catching regressions faster with automated acceptance tests

Check out the demo plugin on https://github.com/jonathanbardo/WC-Codeception-Demo

Contact Widgets – A Plugin to showcase your social links & contact informations

Building a simple but highly flexible contact & social widget that works well in the customizer is hard. This was our core philosophy while working on the version 1 of this plugin and I do hope it proves useful for many people out there. Please check out for new features and releases in the coming weeks.

Here is a screenshot of the contact widget as of version 1.0.0 (note that you can reorder most fields using simple drag and drop. This works on mobile as well.)

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Elasticsearch + WordPress: made for each other!

If you landed here is that you probably have a keen interest in bringing a more powerful search engine into your WordPress site and you have heard about Elasticsearch, the relatively new document oriented, RESTful search server based on Lucene.

There are many reasons why one uses Elasticsearch so I won’t get into much details, I will only show you the steps to get up and running with WordPress + Elasticsearch on your VPS server running ubuntu (or whatever linux distro you prefer but I will only show ubuntu commands)*.

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Why is my site broken?

If you are a WordPress developer/freelancer, I’m pretty sure you’ve heard your client say this more than once. Unfortunately, there is no core user activity log in WordPress and no easy way to tell who broke the site by modifying that “pesky” blog settings. Of course, one could remove admin privileges on the site, but is that really a solution?

I’ve recently been contributing to a plugin called Stream to solve exactly that problem. Please try it out and give us feedback!

Read more on X-Team.com

OPTIMIZE YOUR VAGRANT WORKFLOW WITH WP-CLI SSH

Read the original article on X-Team.com


One pitfall I’ve recently encountered with Vagrant and WP-CLI was the lack of an easy way to use my local WP-CLI installation to send a command to my Vagrant box.

X-Team’s Weston Ruter first developed an incredible tool called vassh, which basically removes the pain of having to manually SSH into the Vagrant box and run the command from the project root. While vassh is really useful, it only works for Vagrant and not for remote servers.

After working closely with the WP-CLI team and refactoring multiple times, we finally came up with something called “WP-CLI SSH” which facilitates running WP-CLI commands on other servers, while invoking WP-CLI normally as if it was on your own system.

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