Fall Conferences – PHP Madison and WordCamp NYC

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 […]

Following up on WordPress in a Next Generation PHP World

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 […]

WordPress Shortcodes for Users and Non Users

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 […]

How to remove a nav menu location in WordPress 3.0.0

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 […]

Constructing my new theme with Thematic

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 […]

More Twitter Shortcodes for WordPress

Building on my WordPress Shortcode How To, here are two more Twitter shortcodes. I’ve also added a new project on google code to track all of my shortcodes. The first new shortcode is for twitter search. It’s logically enough [twitter-search phrase=’#haikufriday’] Like my last twitter shortcode, it caches the results for two minutes. It also […]