The Move to a 100% Distributed Team at Linchpin

Distributed Team

Let’s get the big announcement out of the way – Linchpin has fully transitioned to 100% of our team working remotely. Our HQ in Pawtucket has been packed up and as I write this post from our empty office, it’s given me a chance to have a bit of reflection and nostalgia over our process for remote work past and present, the team in general, events, moving on and this[…]

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Announcing linchpin.tools – A Set of Useful Tools From Linchpin

linchpin.tools

We’re happy to announce the launch of a new site in the Linchpin network of websites, linchpin.tools. This site is a set of useful tools for IP lookup, domain WHOIS, and one-time use/expiring content/secret sharing. This is primarily a set of tools for our clients to quickly share information without having to do a Google search, but feel free to utilize or provide feedback. We have noticed that the WHOIS[…]

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Website Monitoring Improvements for all Linchpin Clients

We recently came across an issue with one of our clients that brought to our attention a gap in our monitoring services. What prompted this improvement While we monitor many aspects of our clients’ sites, until recently we were not actively monitoring SSL certificate validity or certificate expiration. Due to this gap in monitoring, we had an unforeseen and unfortunate incident, where a client website was unavailable in the early[…]

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Fixing Magento 2 missing theme and/or not being applied to website/store

At Linchpin we work on a lot of different projects that are in varying state of development. This presents challenges when switching between branches of a project’s .git repo that may not have your theme merge into it. Additionally, this issue can come up if you move your theme directory or rename the theme directory. If you ever come across this situation with your Magento 2 theme and the theme[…]

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Continuous Deployment of Multiple Repos to WP Engine Using Codeship

Continuous Deployment to WP Engine with Codeship

At Linchpin we’ve been utilizing an automated/continuous deployment strategy for quite a while now. After some trial and a lot of errors, we came up with a solution that others may find useful if they use WP Engine as their managed hosting provider. It may seem like a lot of steps, but once you understand the systems at play, you’ll realize that the setup is not all that difficult and[…]

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