The Value of Good Design MoMA’s spring exhibition includes a show featuring everyday objects, the types that it’s feasible to find in our homes. Brooms, Rakes, Chairs, A Slinky. With an emphasis on work that appeared in shows from the 1930’s to 1950’s, there is plenty of Eames, Saarinen, and Bruan to make any home […]
Today I get to announce two conferences that I’m speaking at this fall. The first is here in NYC and is the 2015 WordCamp NYC. I’ll be giving a talk entitled: Lessons from Science Fiction and Fantasy we can use in Creating Websites. Here is a short synopsis. Science Fiction and Fantasy can teach web […]
In April, just as WordPress 4.3 was beginning development, I started a conversation about WordPress, PHP7, and HHVM. Now that WordPress 4.3 has been released, I’m glad to say WordPress is looking great as far as PHP7 goes. I’m planning on spending some time during the 4.3 development cycle focused on these next generation platforms. The PHP […]
HHVM has now released it’s second long term support release and PHP 7 is in the final stages of implementing changes. It’s an exciting time for PHP and to be a PHP developer which means it is also an exciting time to be a WordPress developer since it creates an opportunity for WordPress to once […]
I haven’t used AIM in years and I haven’t used Yahoo Messager in even longer. What I do use is twitter. Therefore, having a box in the WordPress admin for twitter name is better and with some code I wrote for the
This simple plugin, built for my WordPress DC Presentation on the Users API adds a role called link master, that gets the capability to edit links and also read private posts and pages and also removes the ability for editors to manage categories.
Want to make the read more link in WordPress call out the user if they are logged in? As part of my DC WordPress presentation, i showed that it’s easy as pie and only about 10 lines of code.
One of the plugins I wrote for the DC WordPress group’s meeting on Users / Roles / Capabilities demonstrates how to create shortcode that makes some content only visable by users with a certain capability and other content only visable to non logged in viewers. You can download Shortcodes for Discrimination (along with the other […]
This function is in WordPress 3.0.1. You can now just call unregister_nav_menu and don’t need to put it in your child theme One of the great additions to WordPress 3.0 is navigation menus. One of the aspects that it contains is the ability for a theme to register a nav menu location and for the […]
EDIT: I’ve switched to a Twenty Ten Child Theme When I heard Ian Stewart’s announcement that he become an Automattician I figured it was a good idea to take a look at Thematic and see what it could do. I’ve mostly built my themes from scratch, but Thematic looked like it could streamline my work […]