Tips on Picking a WordPress Plugin

On many of my long term projects my clients are heavily involved in the development cycles. We mark everything that’s not in the current cycle as a ‘future feature’ and collect information on it as we work out the items that are currently marked as features. Often, as we look at a particular piece of […]

WordPress Stackexchange Question of the Week – November 8 -14

Ever been interested in synchronizing WordPress user accounts across multiple domains? Well you weren’t the only one. There are a few answers to this one already but one seems to be far more complete. I personally can’t speak to it’s correctness but I’m watching the comments on it since there may come a time when […]

Contribute to Documentation Even if It’s Not Sexy

We should all contribute to open source projects. If you’re building websites you’re using something open source and it just seems right that we should give something back. The real sexy thing to so when contributing to open source is committing code. For every open source project that’s out there I’m sure you can find […]

Including code in WordPress Child Themes

A project of even moderate size easily builds up quite a few items in it’s functions.php file. Even when working on a child theme I find that it’s not uncommon to need to add a custom admin panel or a custom post type. There is another gotcha in child themes though. Typical code samples that […]

WordPress StackExchange Question of the Week – Oct 17 – 23

This week we’ll highlight a StackExchange question dealing with corrupted databases. The question asker has corrupt tables, specifically term tables, that are causing incorrect data to be displayed. Basically he lost all his tags. Our answer comes from Denis and deals with repairing tables. Hit the link below for a full explanation on repairing broken […]

Make Blogging Easy with MarsEdit

Let’s face it many of us plan to blog way more than we do, at the very least it applies to me and this blog (well me and all the blogs I have). The original plan was to have something out each Tuesday but life, stuff, StarCraft II, seem to get the way. Since I […]

WordPress Multisite Domain Mapping with Media Temple

While there are lots of tutorials out there that teach you how to setup domain mapping on your WordPress Multisite install there really aren’t any that deal with a particular issue (let’s call it ‘feature’) on Media Temples servers. It’s not really a bug and I’m sure some Unix guy out there can tell my […]

WordPress Admin Bar – A Wicked WordPress Plugin

I just finished installing a WordPress Mutlisite system and mapping a bunch of domains so I could consolidate a few sites I keep up to date for friends/family that have businesses and needed a quick web presence. While the consolidation and mapping will save me a ton of time (don’t have to update every site […]

Adding Scripts – WordPress Child Theme Gotcha

While converting a heavily customized premium theme into a proper WordPress child theme I came across a gotcha in WordPress. If you look at the WordPress Codex information on adding scripts to your theme all of the code samples tell you to find the script by using get_bloginfo(‘template_directory’); Unfortunately if you’re dealing with a child […]

Having Fun with the WordPress post_class()

While I know that the WordPress post_class(); has been around since WordPress 2.7 I recently just stumbled upon it for some recent projects. Unfortunately, while post_class(); gave me a ton of function that I needed, I still needed to extend it just a bit to suit the project specific needs. What is post_class(); Stealing directly […]