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Matt writes about Gutenberg & WordPress — August 28, 2017

Matt writes about Gutenberg & WordPress

TinyMCE seems to be counted, a few months ago, we were presented with the future editor of WordPress, this editor will replaced the TinyMCE editor and will help define the web moving forward. This editor is called Gutenberg.

The editor is not like your classic WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get) editor, but it is built out of the user experience and the increase of Page Builders like Visual Composer, Beaver Builder, BoldGrid, etc. It has received several criticism, but be aware that everything that is different will always find some contrary reactions and its fine.

I am honestly excited for what is to come because I do believe on Matt Mullenweg’s work as he has been vital to making WordPress so popular that is on 28% of all websites (that is amazing btw). So you can read the full thread below:

Conversatorio sobre Trabajo Remoto (VIDEO) — July 15, 2017

Conversatorio sobre Trabajo Remoto (VIDEO)

Esta fue una sesión improvisada nacida de un post publicado en Facebook en el Grupo de Desarrolladores de Nicaragua

Le comparto la grabación de lo que hablamos!

Oh-My-ZSH on MacOS Sierra — June 22, 2017

Oh-My-ZSH on MacOS Sierra

If you are a developer, coder, sysadmin or IT Pro I assume that you have used the terminal either on your Unix, Linux, Mac o Windows. And the shell that usually comes as default is the good old faithful BASH shell, which is nice but not cool.

What is Oh-My-Zsh?

Oh-My-Zsh is an open source, community-driven framework for managing your ZSH configuration. It comes bundled with a ton of helpful functions, helpers, plugins, themes, and a other cool things.

Below are some facts about it:

  • More than 200 plugins. Enhance your productivity with plugins that integrate into git, google, youtube, sublime and much more.
  • More than 1000 contributors.  Since its Open Source, the code is available for free on GitHub and you can add your modifications, plugins and themes. Just submit your pull request!
  • More than 140. Don’t be a dull bird using the old BASH simple theme. Add colors and other functionalities by using any of the themes.

Still not convinced?

Check this screen captures:

And these are just some of the ways your terminal or console can look like. Pretty awesome right?

Now, how do I install Oh My ZSH on my Mac?

Dude, its a piece of cake. Just go to your Terminal or iTerm2


And type:

sh -c "$(curl -fsSL"

This will do the entire process of installing all the required pieces to make it work. Once it finishes you can go ahead and customize the themes & plugins.

Picking a different theme

As default, Oh-My-ZSH comes with the theme default which is robbyrussell. But if you want to choose a different please go to the Themes page in GitHub. Choose the one you like the most and then use your favorite text editor (nano, vim, emacs, sublimetext or even textedit) to edit the file .zshrc located on your home folder. Below are the commands to open such file on nano & vim:

nano ~/.zshrc
vim ~/.zshrc

Then you will have to locate the string:


And change it to the theme that you selected, on this case I chose the theme called Blinks, so I went ahead and edited the .zshrc file and put this string instead of the one above:


Then save the file and exit the editor. Please note that you will NOT see an immediate change on your current session. You would have to start a new terminal session to see the new theme applied there.

Now if you are a free soul like me, then you might want to set the value to random, that way each time you open the terminal you will experience a new theme until you find the one that you love the most. To enable this awesomeness simply use this string instead of the two previous ones:


Cool? Dude you know it is cool!

So, what about plugins?

Just like Themes, enabling and disabling plugins is done thru a text editor and your file .zshrc. You will need to look for the string:


Where xxxx can be anything.

Since you are on Mac, I suggest all these plugins to be enabled:

plugins=(brew rails git ruby terminalapp sublime screen rvm perms osx history github encode64)

But there are several more, just go to the Plugins page on GitHub to learn about them all.

Please note that the same rule of the themes applies here, you will need to save the file and open a new session to see the plugins enabled.

So that is all folks. Start experimenting with Oh-My-ZSH and help the creator of this awesome shell by buying some swag for you and your friends!

Comment below if I missed anything! Thanks!

Colaboración con La Prensa sobre sitio web de Policía Nacional — June 21, 2017

Colaboración con La Prensa sobre sitio web de Policía Nacional

Ayer tuve la oportunidad de colaborar con un editor del periódico La Prensa, durante esta colaboración analicé el exterior del servidor y sitio web de Trámites Online de Policía Nacional, abajo el artículo completo

Listas Negras: ¿Qué son y como afectan tu sitio web? — June 11, 2017

Listas Negras: ¿Qué son y como afectan tu sitio web?

WordPress 4.8 is here! — June 8, 2017

WordPress 4.8 is here!

Roberto Remedios – WP-CLI @ WordCamp Managua 2017 — June 5, 2017

Roberto Remedios – WP-CLI @ WordCamp Managua 2017

Entrevistando Speakers del WordCamp Managua 2017 – Danny Mora —

Entrevistando Speakers del WordCamp Managua 2017 – Danny Mora

Entrevistando Speakers – Tony Dinarte @ WordCamp Managua 2017 —

Entrevistando Speakers – Tony Dinarte @ WordCamp Managua 2017

Entrevista WordCamp Managua 2017 – El Nuevo Diario — May 23, 2017

Entrevista WordCamp Managua 2017 – El Nuevo Diario

Les comparto mi entrevista con El Nuevo Diario cuando platicabamos sobre WordCamp Managua 2017:

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