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Hello! My name is Nate Shoemaker. I am a web developer from the Portland oregon area. I work at Crossroads Community Church and attend Clark College where I am working towards my AAT (Associates of Applied Technology) in Web Development and a CA (Certificate) in Web Programming; I will graduate in 2016. I also love music. I have played guitar for 11 years and drums for three. I play both professionally.

How to Get a Local WordPress Install on Your Mac

Mac users have a few different ways to install WP locally on their machine. This tutorial will use Bitnami, which gives you a “full stack” (all of the things you need to get going) of helpers, so you don’t have to touch anything foreign on your computer.

This tutorial is for:

  • Mac users.
  • People wanting to edit their WordPress site when not connected to the internet.
  • People that want to learn more about their computer.

Sound interesting? Let’s get started. Continue reading How to Get a Local WordPress Install on Your Mac

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Interview with WordPress Developer Corban Cloud

Corban Cloud of Gravitate.I got the chance to sit down with my close friend Corban Cloud, who works at Gravitate Studios here in Vancouver, Washington. He had some interesting things to say about WordPress:

Nate Shoemaker: How long have you worked with WordPress?

Corban Cloud: Two years.

NS: Do you consider yourself a WP developer?

CC: Yes.
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How to Report Bugs in WordPress

Providing feedback to core developers at WordPress, or even fixing a bug yourself can help WP be the most it can be. No matter how small the error, security problem, or theme problem may be, it needs to be reported! Here are a few different ways to do so:

Security Bugs

For a WordPress.com security issue, visit this page and fill out the form.

For a plugin security, email plugins@wordpress.org with as much detail as you can.

For a self-hosted security issue, email security@wordpress.org with as much details you can.
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What You Need to Know About Hosting WordPress

“How should I host my site?”

That is a question that many of us have asked, or asking, and will continue to ask. There are a few different ways on how and where your WordPress site lives on the inter-webs: hosted, managed and self-hosted.

Managed

When choosing a hosting service (aka when you want use WordPress.org but not WordPress.com), many companies offer and a “managed” experience. This basically means that all the back end of WordPress is dealt with, and you can focus more on your theme updates, WordPress updates, plugin managing and updates, (when applicable) extreme traffic permission; all the stuff someone that just wants to blog doesn’t want to worry about, but they want the power of plugins and full use of WordPress. Continue reading What You Need to Know About Hosting WordPress