๐Ÿ‘‹ I’m Derrick, and this is my WordPress Blarg.


I’m an Enterprise Engineer for WordPress VIP. I’ve been with Automattic/VIP since 2015, and enjoy it every day!

On this site I mostly post WordPress and web technology related things, with a mix of whatever else is on my mind.


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  • My Favorite Firefox Addons

    My Favorite Firefox Addons

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    For my own posterity in case I ever lose them, or if anyone is curious, here’s what I use:

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  • Photos: Asheville, NC

    Photos: Asheville, NC

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    I’m currently away on sabbatical for three months, because my company is awesome (and we’re hiring!) I recently took a trip to Asheville, NC. It’s the first time I’ve ever been that far East, and the first time in North Carolina. It was AWESOME! Please enjoy a small selection of pictures:

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  • Quick Tip: Script Debugging in WordPress

    Quick Tip: Script Debugging in WordPress

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    If you’re debugging core WordPress scripts, one thing you might run into is dealing with cached copies of the script. Due to how script-loader.php enqueues the core files, their versions are “hard coded” and short of editing script-loader.php as well, there’s a way to fix this via a filter: This will apply a unique ver […]

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  • Quick Tip: Disable WordPress Block Editor Fullscreen Mode

    Quick Tip: Disable WordPress Block Editor Fullscreen Mode

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    I don’t know why, but any time I edit posts on this site, the block editor always goes into fullscreen mode. Even if I disable it, the next time I edit a post or refresh, it goes right back. My preferences aren’t being saved. Oh well, we can fix that with some PHP! Many thanks […]

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  • Raspberry Pi: February 2021

    Raspberry Pi: February 2021

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    I often feel like I don’t get enough use out of my Raspberry Pi devices. I have a Raspberry Pi Model B Revision 2.0 (512MB) and a Raspberry Pi 4 (4GB). Their current uses are as follows Raspberry Pi Model B: Pi-Hole Node-RED (Still haven’t done anything with it) Raspberry Pi 4: Radarr/Sonarr/Sabnzbd ZNC PiVPN […]

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  • Getting WordPress Database Size via WP-CLI

    Getting WordPress Database Size via WP-CLI

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    One WP-CLI command that I’ve found handy is this db-size command. It allows you to output a site’s registered database tables along with the data and index size in any format that WP-CLI natively supports, with multiple sort options: Here’s some example output from one of my test sites: Enjoy!

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