Create a WordPress Page Template to Display Subpage Content

Create a WordPress Page Template to Display Subpage Content
Posted by on Jan 15, 2014

WordPress page templates are pretty powerful and can be used to change the layout of your pages in a variety of ways. This is great when handling content that fits into WordPress’ page construct or even a WordPress page with extra meta fields added.  But, sometimes a longer form page is desired that also has more intentional layout.

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Resorting a WordPress Query Using usort

Resorting a WordPress Query Using usort
Posted by on Jan 6, 2014

WordPress includes some great ways to order your post, page or custom content as it is stored in the database.  But, what if we want to change the content a little bit and then resort it?  Let’s say we have a staff post type where the person’s name is in the post title.  Now, we want to build a directory of employees where they are ordered by last name. We can do something like this with the usort, explode and comparison functions in PHP.

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Fix Menus Falling Behind YouTube Videos with jQuery

Fix Menus Falling Behind YouTube Videos with jQuery
Posted by on Dec 3, 2013

Have you ever built a site where embedded videos, like YouTube, are a part of the content jut to discover that your drop down menu is playing hide and seek behind it? Well, the reason for this is because these videos lack the attribute – wmode=transparent.  No problem, simply educate your users on how to edit the embed code to include this, right? Or, you can add this jQuery snippet to your site to automatically include it.

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Wading Into DNS

Wading Into DNS
Posted by on Jul 16, 2013

If you have ever bought a domain name or setup/built a website, there is a good chance that you have gotten your hands into DNS settings. Most of the time DNS is pretty straight forward but there are times that certain situations can make things a little tricky.

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Disable the Theme and Plugin Editor in WordPress

Disable the Theme and Plugin Editor in WordPress
Posted by on Jul 5, 2013

Sometimes I get that client that is just too curious for his or her own good.  This is great sometimes but when it comes to playing with the function.php page it can sometimes be a headache.  So, with a single line of code you can easily remove this functionality.

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CSS3 Animation Using Sprite Sheets

CSS3 Animation Using Sprite Sheets
Posted by on Jun 4, 2013

Time to rock some CSS3 animation! With IE 10 comes nearly full support of CSS3 animation, which means we can realistically start using it in our work. In this tutorial I am going to focus specifically on animating sprite sheets with CSS3. Let’s do this!

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Quickly Hide Your Desktop Icons on Mac with this Quick Tip

Quickly Hide Your Desktop Icons on Mac with this Quick Tip
Posted by on Feb 8, 2013

I treat my desktop like any other directory on my computer and it is always a mess with icons and screen shots.  This doesn’t really both me but when I am doing a demo or presentation I inevitably get a comment like, “man, ever clean that desktop?”  To which I want to say, “no, do you ever clean your downloads folder?” So, obviously not everyone thinks of the desktop the same way I do.  I guess we ould debate whether having a desktop is even useful, but why and who really has time for something like that.

So, with this little trick I can make my “desktop” look pretty for people viewing my computer, while still treating it as a temporary directory that I can access and use. Let’s do it!

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