University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine Uses Custom FileMaker App for Canine Genetics Lab

The University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine is dedicated to improving the health and well-being of animals and people, and strengthening Minnesota’s economy, by providing high-quality education, conducting leading-edge research, and delivering innovative veterinary services. The college has 400 students, 61 graduate students, 8 interns, and 11 residents, led by a faculty of over 150. The […]

Upgrading to macOS 10.13, High Sierra

macOS High Sierra, also known as 10.13 is expected to be released on Monday, September 25. High Sierra is considered a maintenance release, which means it doesn’t have a lot of major changes. However, High Sierra includes many great new features, along with one significant foundational file system change that may not be noticeable to […]

FileMaker Log Viewer – View Log Files with Ease

FileMaker Server produces several log files (Answer ID 6551), and FileMaker Pro generates at least a couple as well.  Below is a partial list, and contains the ones most commonly used: Access.log (FileMaker Server) – Contains all connections and disconnections from clients. Event.log (FileMaker Server) – Contains file open / close events, script errors, scheduled […]

FileMaker DevCon 2017 Roundup

The 2017 FileMaker DevCon happened a few weeks ago but we’re finally getting around to processing many of the things we learned. It was a very busy summer for us LuminFire with appearances at DevCon in Phoenix, WordCamp in Minneapolis, and FOSS4G in Boston. This was the biggest and most exciting DevCon ever! There was […]

LuminFire Presentation at FileMaker DevCon 2017

Our LuminFire session of DevCon 2017 was very well received. We had a full room and lots of great questions afterwards. We’ve had several requests to make it available so here we’re attaching the description and a video recording. Brilliant FileMaker Integration Solutions In this session LuminFire will share several brilliant solutions that show the […]

Conditionally Loading Scripts and Stylesheets in WordPress For Ajax Requests

In web development it’s a often a best practice to only load CSS and JavaScript files on pages where you need them. Developing an efficient website is both a matter of site performance and of professional pride. In WordPress though it’s all too often that a carefully maintained site is suddenly filled with extra files […]

Women of FileMaker Luncheon at DevCon 2017

This was an amazing year for Women of FileMaker. Women of FileMaker completed a full redesign of the logo and website with an online directory and blog courtesy of LuminFire. Women of FileMaker also sponsored three people to attend devcon on paid scholarships! We extend a special thanks to all the volunteers and the sponsors […]

Troubleshooting issues with WordPress plugins

One of the strengths of WordPress is the tens of thousands of plugins available (for free via the WordPress.org plugin repository and for purchase). However it can be an Achilles’ heel at times. When you start mixing 10, 20, or 30+ plugins written by different authors and never tested against each other, sometimes issues arise. […]

How to Migrate from CrashPlan to Another Backup Solution

For a number of years now, CrashPlan by Code42 has been our favorite cloud backup option for home and personal use and we’ve recommended it to everyone. Recently, CrashPlan announced that they will be focusing solely on business backup and discontinuing their personal and home backup offering. Effective October 22, 2018 Code42 will stop operating […]

Spatially enable WordPress with WP-GeoMeta-Lib

I presented this talk at the 2017 FOSS4G conference in Boston. The target audience was a group of GIS developers and users who were not WordPress experts. You can view the slide deck or view the video presentation below, or download a PDF of the slides here.  The text below the video mostly follows what […]