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How to Change the Featured Image Labels

When creating a site for a client or creating a plugin, I've found its helpful to customize things as much as possible to the intended usage. This is especially important for client work since most clients have an internal language, or terminology they use for things. In the case of Featured Images, … [Read More...]

Avoiding get_theme_mod Errors

If you're getting an error related to get_theme_mod, its most likely from how you're checking if the returned result is empty. Most developers will probably do the same thing I did: make a variable and assign it to the result of get_theme_mod. Then check if its empty using PHP's empty() method. … [Read More...]

Using WordPress Plugin Boilerplate

This afternoon, I presented "Using WordPress Plugin Boilerplate" at WordCamp Dayton. My presentation covered the new 3.0 version of the boilerplate. I want to make everything easy to find, so here are the links from my presentation, including my sample plugin "Now … [Read More...]

WordCamp Dayton 2015

I've been accepted to speak at WordCamp Dayton this year! I'll be speaking on using WordPress Plugin Boilerplate. I've been using this for the past few months for all my plugins and found it be extremely useful and well done. I'll be going over the basics of how it works, why you'd want to use it, … [Read More...]

SimpleMap Shortcode Reference

I've been using a plugin called SimpleMap for clients recently. SimpleMap creates a custom post type for managing locations (think store locations) and displays a Google Map with those locations. It also uses Google Map's radius search to help people find locations near them. Everything on the … [Read More...]