I finally got over my fear of the command prompt.
I was on fire after the coffee Dan brought me today. I started by buying a wildcard SSL to add to a WordPress install that I converted to a multisite. When I logged into WP Engine to install it, I was greeted with a popup to install a free Let’s Encrypt SSL cert. I was just looking at how to do this, literally a couple days ago and I was sad because WP Engine didn’t allow it. Well, no more. And I was surprised to see they didn’t even release any documentation with it or announce it in a blog post. Today it was just there. Unfortunately, it didn’t work for my install because all of the sites will be on the same domain so I’ll need a wildcard, but I’ll be able to add it to my other little sites.
I tried to learn Git and GitHub earlier this year, but I haven’t had a reason to practice until now. I want to expand secureonecapital.com but after the trouble I’ve had scaling Better Mortgage Experience, I knew the only way forward would be to use Git so I got over my fear of the command prompt, read over some tutorials and got everything connected. So far nothing is broken, despite some mistakes, so in the next few days, I’ll be using Git to make changes to the site instead of SFTP.
While I was doing all this, I thought, might as well just upgrade to a CDN since it already comes included with WP Engine. I find that once I’m in over my head, I just want to go in as far as possible while I have the courage. That ended up being a one-click kind of thing since WP Engine handles the rest, although I did need to contact support because the changes weren’t updating.
In the coming months I will be turning this WordPress multisite into a borrower portal and company intranet. Should be fun.