Category: Development

Embedded Gists in a Flexbox Layout: Too Soon?

I’ve been tidying up a bit around here and (for the most part)¬†restructured the entire style layer of Monday By Noon to be both mobile-first and Flexbox¬†based. I’m officially smitten with Flexbox and use it quite a bit now. I got caught up on an issue as I was updating existing content, specifically the code […]

Posted: May 01, 2016

Add Pinterest Rich Pin OpenGraph Data for WooCommerce Products

Update: this has been generalized into a WordPress plugin I recently built a WooCommerce project for a client through Iron to Iron and the client requested integration of Pinterest Rich Pin snippets. Pinterest has proven to be a really valuable marketing vector for many online shops so I thought there must be something out there […]

Posted: February 02, 2015

PhpStorm, Xdebug, Vagrant, PuPHPet, and You

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 […]

Posted: February 02, 2015

Hierarchy 1.0 is Here!

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 […]

Posted: November 20, 2014

Generate Breadcrumbs from your WordPress Menu

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 […]

Posted: November 19, 2014

My Move from MAMP Pro to Vagrant for WordPress Development

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 […]

Posted: November 05, 2014

Forcing a Single Term in a WordPress Taxonomy

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. […]

Posted: September 03, 2014

My Best Wasn’t Good Enough, so I’m Starting Over

See the link at the bottom for a discount on @clientwp Second Edition A couple years ago I wrote my first book, Client Oriented WordPress Development and I was wicked proud of it. Writing a book had been on my list for a few years and I finally thought I had a topic worth expanding […]

Posted: August 29, 2014

Support Customers by Helping Them Help Themselves

If there’s a single, overarching theme that seems to resonate with product builders it is the pain point of support. Some despise it, but I’ve come to sincerely appreciate the support interactions I’ve had through SearchWP. It’s shown me how to be more patient, more understanding, and through that make SearchWP a better product in […]

Posted: August 12, 2014

Template Map makes my Client Work Easier

TL;DR: Built another WordPress plugin: Template Map (GitHub) Very often my inspiration for building plugins is to make my life easier. Selfish as that may be, I’m a big fan of the idea behind using your own publicly released code as much as possible. When you’re actually in the trenches using the code you’re that […]

Posted: July 20, 2014