Laravel Valet and WordPress

Local WordPress Development With Laravel Valet

I recently discovered Laravel Valet. It’s a quick and minimalist way of setting up a local development environment on a Mac. In this short post, I show how to combine Valet with a bit of scripting to create WordPress development environments quickly and with minimal effort. Continue reading →

How to fix Google Chrome update error 11

How To Fix Chrome Update Error 11 On A Mac

For the longest time, Google Chrome on my Mac refused to update to the latest version. On each attempt it would fail with “update (error 11)”.

After a little Googling, I found a solution that worked for me so am posting it here in case it helps someone else. Here’s how to fix this pesky error:

  1. Open Finder.
    In the top menu, select Go > Go to Folder
  2. Enter either of the locations below. If the first location doesn’t come up, try the other:
    • /Library/Google/GoogleSoftwareUpdate/GoogleSoftwareUpdate.bundle/Contents/Resources/
    • ~/Library/Google/GoogleSoftwareUpdate/GoogleSoftwareUpdate.bundle/Contents/Resources/
  3. Double click the file called “CheckForUpdatesNow.command” – the Mac Terminal window will open and execute the command
  4. Wait until you see the message “[Process completed]”
  5. Close the Terminal window
  6. Refresh your Chrome ‘About’ page – the update should complete without showing the error

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UKGenesis podcast episode #13

The UKGenesis Podcast – Featuring Me

This month I achieved one of my goals for 2015 by featuring as a guest on a podcast for the very first time.

Here is a list of resources (Genesis Camp videos, plugins, apps, websites, etc.) mentioned during my appearance on the UKGenesis podcast #13, in the hope it might help some folks:-

Genesis Camp 2015 – Fave Presentations

WordPress Plugins

Apps & Utilities

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Heard any good books lately? How Audiobooks Could Change Your Life

audiobooks - heard any good books lately?

How about having someone read you a story? Think about it for a moment. If you’re a parent, you might read to your child every night (good for you!), but I bet more than a few of you, at some point, have harboured a secret wish that one day the tables will be turned and it will be you tucked-up in bed with a hot water bottle whilst someone reads you your favourite story. Now when was the last time that happened?

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