Introducing MemberPress!

Introducing MemberPress

Well it was a great week … After almost 2 years of development we just released a new WordPress Membership Plugin called MemberPress.

MemberPress is a WordPress plugin that allows you to easily accept payments for access to your content. So if you’re in the content business (wether it be serial / blog-style content, e-books, software, design files, tutorials, etc) then I think you’re gonna dig this thing. [Read more...]

Finding Success in the Briar Patch

One of my favorite stories as a kid was “Br’er Rabbit and the Tar Baby” … if you’ve never read the story, the main character, Br’er Rabbit is threatened by his arch-nemesis, Br’er Fox.

Br’er Fox sets a trap for Br’er Rabbit and captures him. Br’er Fox wonders, out loud what he should do with Br’er Rabbit.

Br’er Rabbit says to his captor that he can do anything he wants to him if he promises not to throw him in the Briar Patch. [Read more...]

How To Run WordPress Locally With Vagrant


I’ve always been somewhat disappointed with the available options for running WordPress locally. There are pros and cons to each method (MAMP, WAMP, XAMPP, native, self-compiled, Fink, Homebrew, etc) … but they’ve taken too long to setup, don’t allow for enough configuration options (or in most cases allow me to run multiple WordPress websites at the same time) and leave unused config files and data deep inside my computer when I decide to uninstall. Vagrant is a new way of approaching this setup and seems to solve all of the issues I’ve had in the past when trying to get a local environment up for WordPress.

Vagrant makes it easy to run a full virtual linux (or Unix) server on your local machine … kind of like you’d run windows on a mac using VMWare (only with much less RAM & CPU being drained on your local machine).

Vagrant isn’t always used to run WordPress locally (obviously, it has many…many other uses) but I’ve found that one of the main ways I use Vagrant now is for running a LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL & PHP) server locally … which I then run WordPress on.

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