Sharon Murphy

web developer, designer, and consultant

Cross-Origin XMLHttpRequest

When activating the mdp-connect plugin, I received an error that wouldn’t allow files loaded from other domains. Here’s how I fixed it.

Set a Dashboard Logo

This snippet of code will allow you to customize your WordPress dashboard logo.


Once you have some content pieces available, you can start building the menu. Go to Appearance > Menus and create a menu (give it any name you wish, this is only visible to us). Click “Create Menu”. Now, you’ll be given the option to chose a Display location for the menu. Check “left top menu” to get started. To…

How to Create a Category

Go to Posts > Categories Available areas: Name Slug (is automatically generated from the name; can be customized) Parent category (if you plan to ‘nest’ your categories) Description (used to add a small bit of content to the top of a category’s page) Need more info? Try here:

How to Create a Page

Go into Pages > Add New Areas Available: Title Editor (main area for content) Author (if not you, you can change this to another user) Date (will publish with current date and time, can adjust to past or future) Need more info? Try here:

Homebrew and ImageMagick

How to properly install ImageMagick with Homebrew and PHP 7.3.8

Errors with phpMyAdmin

Quick fixes for common errors after installing phpMyAdmin

Install WordPress via SSH

The following are the commands needed to install WordPress from the command line.

How to Diagnose and Troubleshoot WordPress

Occasionally while editing a site, I’ll get a blank screen or even an error message. The latest version of WordPress has made some nice upgrades to show a formatted error message, like this: Along with this message, an email with more details will be sent out describing the error. An additional step I’ve taken to…

Web Hosting on OS X

Included in this post is information on those errors and some general suggestions on setting up your own web hosting on your OS X machine.