Although I have not yet memorized even a quarter of the commands that exist, I have a way better understanding of command lines and why they would be used. I even read from the assignment that there are ways to make changes to all of your folders at the click of a command, saving tons of time. When Greg first introduced this to us, I was confused on how web development and these commands related to one another. If I understand correctly though, we could essentially access and change files even in our WordPress folders and at a much quicker rate if we have a similar thing to change in all of them. Needless to say, anything that eliminates extra/unnecessary time has a good rating in my book.
For my site, I am currently in the works of adding a widget for my Facebook and Twitter account. I have not made any local to live updates yet, but I’m hoping to do so tonight after I CORRECTLY add this (crossing my fingers). For this week and hopefully even tonight, I plan to add the widget and I’m considering a taxonomy plugin.
One issue I’m having is I’ve noticed the example provided of my theme differs a lot from how my theme actually shows up. I chose this theme because it placed the slideshow right in your face, but it also showed feature stories on the right side of the page. I like it because each story had a a picture adjacent to it and it reminded me of a more professional news site. Now I’m trying to figure out if that’s something that I will have to add in through coding or the admin page. I will update this post when I finally get my plugin to work.
Yup, exactly right! Command line — like web scripting — can provide simpler ways to automate manual, repetitive tasks. This is essential when dealing with any quantity of data that isn’t small or couldn’t become large.
“Don’t repeat yourself” – “automate” ….Greg’s mantras pop up everywhere, eh?
I’m still trying to wrap my head around command line. I think the primitive visual aspect intimidates me more than anything.