Talk: Beyond Custom Post Types – Building an Organizational News Site with WordPress

Slides and speaker notes prepared for a talk at WordCamp Raleigh 2017. Old News – Before WordPress Campus News In 2013, UTHSC’s online news was limited to a Press Releases page on the Marketing and Communications department’s site. There was lots of boilerplate press release stuff that was the same on all of the news… Continue Reading

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GiveCamp 2017

GiveCamp Memphis is a weekend-long event where local developers and designers get together to build software for non-profit organizations. Give Camp 2017 was held on February 17th, 18th, and 19th at The Fedex Institute of Technology at the University of Memphis. This was a new location for the event, now on its seventh year , thanks to… Continue Reading

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Py Tennessee 2017

This past weekend, I rode to Nashville with some friends from the Memphis user group community to attend Py Tennessee 2017. This was my first year attending the conference and I’d hardly call myself a Python developer but I had a great time, learned a lot from the talks, and met some really cool people… Continue Reading

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Talk: Beyond SEO – What your web developer wants you to know about the web

Here are the slides for the talk I gave at Techcamp Memphis on November 5, 2016 Abstract: I build websites for a diverse set of clients and the greatest challenge I consistently face is not code related; it’s educating clients about web content. Many people want to build a website for themselves or their business but are unaware… Continue Reading

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Quick HTML Terminology Reference

It always helps to know what to call things. Someone asked a question about html terminology recently and I thought this might be useful to keep around… consider the following markup: <div class=”my-class” id=”my-id”></div> div is an element with two attributes (class and id) which you can use as selectors, in addition to the element tag (div), to target the element. Targeting… Continue Reading

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Refactoring PHP for loops with array_map()

Consider the following block of code: You have an array that you need to change in some way so you loop through the array, using a for-loop, alter each item, and push it in to a new array, using array_push() or my_array[] = $value, which you then return or assign to a variable. This is not uncommon; I… Continue Reading

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Talk: Intro to WP-CLI

These notes are for a talk at the WordPress Memphis User Group on October 6, 2016. WP-CLI is a command line utility for WordPress that I regularly use to manage WordPress sites. WP-CLI works great for small sites and huge multisite installations and without it, some of the work I do – even as simple as… Continue Reading

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