NPM and Yeoman update/install notes for MacOS

Had to deal with some issues introduced by bad homebrew installations and possible old NPM installs. My guess is that I probably cheated/screwed up using a sudo install when I should have done something different.

This all started playing with the WebDevStudions WordPress plugin generator for yeoman.

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This gist was very helpful – Fixing npm On Mac OS X for Homebrew Users

Another strange issue was caused by installing the generator-plugin-wp yoeman generator on a broken yeoman/npm system. This posted github issue helped. This needed a straightforward uninstall, cache clear, and reinstall. I may have reintialized my terminal sessions to drop out of sudo mode. It looked something like:

$ sudo npm remove -g yo generator-plugin-wp
$ npm cache clean
-- can't remember if I relaunched terminal to drop out of sudo mode.
$ npm install -g generator-plugin-wp

I’ll be testing this yeoman generator on the side for a while: