Gulp!?!? Error: EACCES?!?!? Why won’t NPM work in this directory?

Tried to run Gulp from an external drive. Actually running locally on a Volume mounted from our QNAP NAS storage system. Errors! Moved it to the main drive. Still errors: $ gulp [11:31:09] Using gulpfile ~/Documents/you-are-here/gulpfile.js [11:31:09] Starting ‘clean’… [11:31:09] ‘clean’ errored after 11 ms [11:31:09] Error: EACCES, rmdir ‘/Users/mikekilmer/Documents/hhharmony/dist/images’ at Error (native) People are … Continued

Roots Trellis: A VirtualBox machine with the name ‘bla bla’ already exists.

Happily developing away and went to reboot the Virtualbox to troubleshoot THIS ERROR: Warning: An unexpected error occurred. Something may be wrong with or this server’s configuration. If you continue to have problems, please try the support forums. (WordPress could not establish a secure connection to Please contact your server administrator.) in /srv/www/ … Continued

Roots Trellis further explorations

Trellis, from the Roots team, is basically a DevOps platform for wordpress. So I just want to note a few of the items I came across, as usual, mostly for my own reference. We add plugins using Composer, grabbing them, if available from Packagist: “require”: { “php”: “>=5.5”, “composer/installers”: “~1.0.12”, “vlucas/phpdotenv”: “^2.0.1”, “johnpbloch/wordpress”: “4.5”, “oscarotero/env”: … Continued

Open Food Network on new VPS – SVWH.HOST

Really liking Ben and Eric at Once they had created the Ubuntu 14 instance, I installed nginx, which was like two terminal commands: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install nginx Then the nginx welcome page came up at with the IP address in the browser. Thanks again, Digital Ocean. Configured Name Cheap, the registrar, … Continued

OpenFoodNetwork Deployment Back to Basic Install Script

I had made so many updates – well – not that terribly many – but it seemed prudent to just check out the basic ofn_deployment Ansible script, transfer in my vars.yml file and see what happened. I had named the location of our Localization repository wrong so fixed that. Now Ansible and Vagrant run through … Continued

OFN Again – Back to OpenFoodNetwork install with new Vigor

So we finally have a server and a team for OFN US instance. I Git rebased the latest updates to master ofn_deployment repository on top of my fork. First I had forgotten to install Ansible dependencies: ansible-galaxy install -r install_roles.yml There was a little misspelling needed fixing, i10n_repo was l10n_repo. Now having an error on … Continued

Custom Color Pallet for Material Design Lite

So we are thinking we want our own color pallet for a new site built using the Material Design Lite framework. Explored a bunch of links: Asked on SO: I’d like to use a “customized version” of a Material Design Lite “theme”. MDL is basically the CSS … Continued

And what about Pricing?

Pricing can be hard to determine. From this blog: A typical breakdown of expenses required to get up and running might look something like this: Domain: $12/year Hosting: $10/month – $30/month Premium Theme: $50-$200 Premium Plugins: $15-$200 (each; some are one-time purchases, others are monthly/annual licenses.) Rough Totals: $200-$1,000+ You could also be a domain … Continued