Using Linux and SVN to Update the WordPress Repository

What is the WordPress Repository?

The Repository is where you, the author of the Plugin, will store the plugin at WordPress.org.

What is Subversion?

Subversion is an open source version control system that keeps track of the different versions of your WordPress plugin. Using Subversion will allow you to store your various plugin versions and if needed restore a previous working version if a critical mistake is made in a current version.

Subversion is what allows to you Publish / Update your WordPress Plugin at the Repository. You do not have to commit every change you make, just the tested-working version.

Install Subversion

Before you can get started you will need to install Subversion on your Ubuntu machine.

sudo apt-get install subversion

Setup Your Local Directory Structure

Next you will need to create a document structure to store the Subversion copies of your WordPress plugins. My structure looks like this:

Read More…Read More…

The Best Password Manager for Windows – Mac – Linux / Ubuntu – Smart Phones and more…

When it comes to kick butt little tools, KeePass wins hands down!

This tool has changed how I use my computer, my browsers and even how I plan for vacations.

KeePassWhat is KeePass? Simply, it’s a very secure password manager, that can group your passwords together for easy management. And it works on just about everything, Windows of all flavors, Smart Devices like the iPhone, Droids, BlackBerry’s, and so on… Linux/Unbuntu, Mac OS X, I’m probably missing a few. It’s light weight, simple to use, has a movable database… truly, it rocks.

Read More…Read More…