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Adding conditional headers in WordPress

While working on a project recently, the client wanted to display a custom header graphic for a specific ection of their site. This was complicated by the fact that there were a few places where the header needed to be changed; a static page that’s used as a landing page for the content, the category…

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New Plugin: Wheel-o-Meals

During a call with a potential client this week, I realized his WordPress-based project was going to need a custom post type with a few custom taxonomies attached. While I have already worked on several projects with custom post types, amazingly enough, I haven’t had to work with custom taxonomies yet. So it was time…

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Please stop using ‘Uncategorized’

You spend time building your site. You spend time researching your topic. You spend time writing your post. Then, you get lazy… Instead of adding your post to a specific category, you just leave it on the default and it shows up as “Uncategorized.” Ugh. It may just be me, but I find that really…

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WordPress United – Las Vegas

After WordCamp Las Vegas in January 2009 a group of us started up our own branch of Beer n Blog. It jumped out of the gate with some really solid numbers. For the first 4-6 weeks we were averaging somewhere near 40 attendees and there was some honest to goodness blogging going on along with…

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How to get started as a WordPress developer for hire

A friend of mine sent me the following message on Facebook today: I have a buddy of mine that is an aspiring WordPress dev. I was curious if you had any linkage or inside info on perhaps ways for my buddy to find work. While I don’t have any inside information, I can tell you…

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RoloPress review

Since starting 9seeds back in October, we’ve collected a fair amount of contact information for clients and prospects. The trouble is, we don’t really have a single place where we can keep that information and share it between our geographically diverse team. I’ve tried a few CRM programs like Sugar CRM and Highrise, but a…

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From Shoe to WordPress Theme

You know how easy it is to switch themes in WordPress, right? Click Appearance > Themes and then activate the new one you want. Simple. Give me something that easy to switch around and I’m going to use it. A lot. I’ve been wanting to mess with creating a child-theme using the new WordPress default…

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WordCamp Boulder session review; WordPress Consulting

Last weekend I had the pleasure of attending WordCamp Boulder. Just like last year’s WordCamp in Denver, it was organized by the guys at Crowd Favorite. They had done a great job last year and I expected nothing less this time around. This year’s event had two main tracks, but also included a 3 set…

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When it clicks

I’ve been web developer for quite a while and still get a kick out of that moment when you hit save, refresh the browser window and see your code come to life. A minute ago, this functionality wasn’t there. Click, there it is. I love that! I’ve been messing around with the WordPress 3.0 beta…

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Back on the WordCamp party bus

Last year I had such a great time hosting, attending and presenting at WordCamp events all over the country. I think I ended up at 9 events last year. It looks like this year isn’t going to be all that different. I’ve already booked travel for several WordCamp events, and have mapped out several others…

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