Category: Development

PhpStorm, Xdebug, Vagrant, PuPHPet, and You

Published 2 years 1 month ago on February 2, 2015

I’ve really embraced fully utilizing Vagrant for all of my local development. I don’t use it to replicate client environments, or share a Vagrant box amongst my development team (I work solo) but I find myself aligning with the idea of having this sandbox to work in. Prior to that I used MAMP Pro and […]

Hierarchy 1.0 is Here!

Published 2 years 3 months ago on November 20, 2014

Hierarchy is now at version 1.0! Check it out and find out more about the changes that went into it. A long time ago I wrote about a plugin I built that I’ve used on every client site since doing so. It solved a problem that exists only if you use WordPress in a certain […]

Generate Breadcrumbs from your WordPress Menu

Published 2 years 3 months ago on November 19, 2014

I have what some may consider a unique approach to WordPress Menus. Without going into extreme detail (but if you want extreme detail be sure to sign up to get notified when @clientwp Second Edition arrives!) I rarely use Menus for client projects. From time to time however, they’re the perfect fit. I found myself […]

My Move from MAMP Pro to Vagrant for WordPress Development

Published 2 years 4 months ago on November 5, 2014

I recently upgraded to a new computer and in doing so shook up my entire development environment. My last was based on MAMP Pro for a number of reasons. Primarily: it just worked. I rarely had to bring up the GUI, everything was just ‘native’ and I went about my business building stuff for the […]

Forcing a Single Term in a WordPress Taxonomy

Published 2 years 6 months ago on September 3, 2014

Taxonomies in WordPress are a wonderful thing. Their purpose is to facilitate relationships among posts (not just Posts) and they do a great job with it. In my client work there have been many times where a taxonomy was appropriate but I only wanted to allow a single term to be associated to each post. […]

I’ve Built a Live Search Plugin for WordPress

Published 2 years 10 months ago on May 5, 2014

Search continues to be (in my opinion) a very much underutilized aspect of many websites. It’s not that websites are universally lacking on-site search, it’s that it usually stinks. I did what I could to improve that for WordPress sites by building SearchWP. It’s what I’ve always wanted but never found in a search solution […]

SearchWP: The Best WordPress Search Plugin you can Find

Published 3 years 7 months ago on August 6, 2013

I am wicked excited to be publishing this post. Not because it has to do with shipping code or any of that, but because I’ve built something that’s going to make my life (and hopefully yours) that much easier once you’ve read it. Many times when I sit down to build a plugin it’s a […]

Attachments 3.5 and Attachments UI Extension Now Available

Published 3 years 10 months ago on May 13, 2013

Attachments 3.5 is here! The changelog includes notes about new filters, new actions, the ability to limit the number of Attachments per Instance, the ability to change an Attachment asset without removing it, an Attachments Pro migration script and more. I’m also happy to announce the first Member-only Attachments extension: Attachments UI!

JavaScript Rocks! Book Review

Published 3 years 10 months ago on May 6, 2013

As part of a focus on refining my JavaScript skill set, I’ve flagged a number of books I’ve had on my shelf literally for years waiting to be read. My goal here is to first and foremost regroup on the basics, the foundational knowledge I feel I need to take on the more advanced projects […]

Using Grunt to Speed Up & Standardize your WordPress Theme Development

Published 4 years 1 week ago on March 10, 2013

Workflow continues to be an integral part of your overall speed in development. Automating tasks where applicable can have an amazing net effect on your timelines, so finding effective ways to speed up monotonous, repetitive tasks can be a huge time saver. Integrating Grunt with your WordPress theming can do big things for your process.

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