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Code Design Projects Web Development Wordpress

Adding Projects to GeorgeSpake.com

How I added a custom post type to my site to showcase projects I’ve been a part of and how I was involved

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Code Design Projects Web Development Wordpress

Redesigning GeorgeSpake.com

I’ve redesigned GeorgeSpake.com with the default WordPress TwentyTwenty theme and custom components built in CodePen with HTML and SCSS.

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Code Community Wordpress

GiveCamp Memphis 2018

This past weekend, Feb 23-25, the seventh annual GiveCamp Memphis event was held at the Fedex Institute of Technology on the University of Memphis Campus. “GiveCamp is a weekend-long event where technology professionals from designers, developers and database administrators to marketers and web strategists donate their time to provide solutions for non-profit organizations” A dozen […]

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Talks Web Development Wordpress

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 NewsIn 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 but […]

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Community Software Web Development Wordpress

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 […]

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Wordpress

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 […]

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Talks Wordpress

Talk: Demystifying WordPress Plugins

This post was written to accompany a talk about WordPress plugins at the WordPress Memphis User Group, which meets on the first Thursday of every month. What are plugins Chances are, if you’ve been using WordPress, you’re aready familiar with plugins but, if you aren’t entirely sure what they are, how they work, or even […]

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Wordpress

Create a Multisite Network Using Sub-domains Under an Existing Domain

Here’s the dilemma You want to set up a Multisite network with subdomains but the domain you want to use for your urls is not a WordPress site and will not be part of the network. This doesn’t seem like an unusual case; imagine you already have our non-WordPress primary website at mainsite.com and you want your […]

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Code Linux Web Development Wordpress

Using Shell Scripts to Back Up and Restore WordPress

Over the past couple of years, becoming comfortable with Linux has been one of the most valuable things I’ve done as a web developer and I’m always looking for ways to learn more. Diving in to shell scripting has been on the to-do list for a while now so here’s a case where I had […]

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Talks Web Development Wordpress

Talk: Customizing WordPress – Intro to Custom Post Types, Custom Taxonomies, Custom Fields & Custom Templates

These are the slides for a talk at the Memphis WordPress User Group on September 4, 2014 at CoWork Memphis.