Workaround for CSS text-shadow blur effect issues w/ Google Chrome Browser?

I probably should have noticed this a long time ago but seeing as how I'm in Mozilla Firefox 90% of the time it's easy to see how this sneaked past me, but on many websites today there is a CSS feature called: text-shadow (blur) that gives the site content a real nice effect. I'm personally a fan, if you are viewing this website w/ Firefox you will … [Read more...]

Wordcamp Presentation: Introduction to ManageWP

Pleth. ManageWP is the world's first and finest WordPress management console, designed for WordPress users by WordPress users, that gives you full power and complete control in managing virtually any number of WordPress sites with powerful management, monitoring, backup, deployment, publishing and security features. In my presentation I will cover … [Read more...]

Product Variations w/ Jigoshop

The Jigoshop plugin is probably one of the best e-commerce plugins for Wordpress I've ever seen, it's extremely adaptable to almost any kind of scenario a client can throw at you, and it's extremely scalable since there are tons of extensions available for it. Probably my biggest frustration with the plugin however is the way that it handles … [Read more...]

Changes: Moving Into New Office!

This has been a pretty crazy week around here... As a lot of you are already aware, up until this past week I've had what a lot of people would consider an awesome run. I've been able to work from home, probably 80% of the time, for the past 7 years now. I've had the awesome privilege of working in my pajamas, spending time w/ my awesome, smoking … [Read more...]

Thanks Trump! Expect Fewer Rants from Me…

This past week I had my eyes opened to something that I haven't given a lot of thought to in a long time, the funny part is who I can attribute my eye-opening experience to, Donald Trump.  It's no great secret that I'm not a huge fan of "The Donald", in fact, he and I disagree on more than we probably agree on, but being that he's been acting like … [Read more...]

Using [shortcodes] in WordPress Widgets

I figured out a cool trick this evening that I thought I would share. Let's say you have a shortcode that you would like to display inside of a wordpress text widget area, just locate your theme directory and edit your functions.php file to include the following: add_filter( 'widget_text', 'shortcode_unautop'); add_filter( … [Read more...]

Creating an RSS Feed from WordPress Tags

One of the things that Wordpress really does well in my opinion is generate feeds out of the box for posts, and even feeds for post categories are fairly easy to pull together, but today I was needing to put together an RSS feed from post tags. For those of you that might be unfamiliar w/ Wordpress taxonomy, you basically have posts that are … [Read more...]

Adding Color Content Boxes via CSS

When it comes to my/our industry, one of the coolest things to me has always been that you can usually sit down and find tutorials online to build or do just about anything you can imagine, and these tools are usually shared openly by other developers. A prime example of this was last week when I shared one of Brian Gardner's posts from … [Read more...]

Using CSS3 Gradient Buttons

Okay, so Brian Gardner shared something pretty cool on his blog the other day and I wanted to be sure to share it here as well because I always like referring back to cool tricks like this from time to time on client projects. Occasionally there are times when you might want to add a button to a page or post as opposed to a text link to draw … [Read more...]

Arduino Open-Source Microcontroller

Lately I have been doing a lot of research and due diligence for a side project that is a complete 360° from what I typically do on a daily basis. I won't go into any detail regarding the project that I'm working on because it's somewhat top-secret at this point but I will share something that is at the heart of the project, actually this same … [Read more...]