The other day I was checking one of the WordPress websites I own and noticed that the mysql database has drastically grown recently. After doing some investigation I found out that two tables are taking up about 95% of the space.
Hey y’all, this tweet summarizes it tall:
Hey folks, we've got lots of feedback for @merlinwpdotcom RC1 and new opened issues, so postponing the v1 release for a week (Mar 15). Will work through issues this and next week https://t.co/4KHX6i2MX7
— Primož Cigler (@primozcigler) March 8, 2018
A new planned v1 release date is March 15! Stay tuned!
In the summer heat of the last year, Rich Tabor has spiced up the atmosphere with his project Merlin WP – the onboarding wizard for themes or, as he puts it:
Merlin WP is my stab at addressing the tedious and exhausting WordPress theme setup and onboarding process. It makes installing a new WordPress theme, its recommended WordPress plugins, Customizer settings, widgets, and demo content, an exciting and gratifying user experience.
– Rich Tabor (original post)
I heard lots of hype and news about Google releasing and open sourcing Guetzli this week.
Heck, even I’m hyped and excited.
Yeah, I know, the sample was too small. But still, here are the results:
— Primož Cigler (@primozcigler) March 18, 2017
Would you be interested in more in-depth research with more image and some stats? Retweet the above. If it gets 10 retweets, I’m doing it.
— Primož Cigler (@primozcigler) March 22, 2017
At my company, we send monthly updates reports to our clients. They are keen to know which WordPress themes got updates in the last 30 days and what was updated. This means that I have to manually go through all our themes and manually check if the there were any updates for a given theme. We follow semantic versioning and the official theme releases are always tagged in git.
git grep is amazing! You should start using it right now.
Here are several reasons why:
- It is blazing fast. I doubt any code editor or IDE comes close to search in a terminal.
- If you keep your repo lean and tidy, it will only search for your source files. Everything that’s not a source should not reside in the repository anyway (i.e. compiled
node_modules/by npm …)
- You will be able to use different regex flavors for search.
- You can easily filter down to specific file types.
- You have docs at hand by typing
git help grep.