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WordPress Quick Tip: Display Only Immediate Children of the Current Page

I was working on a custom WordPress site recently, and came upon an interesting scenario. The client has a page of offered services, displayed as a grid of images with titles. The services offered by the client are hierarchical: that is, there are top level services, which drill down to second-level services, which drill to down to […]

Version control: a source of backups for developers

Backups: Thoughts on a Single Point of Failure

Backups are important. We know this. Not just a backup, but redundant backups. Your backups should have backups. This isn’t just true of the code that you’re writing for a client or the great American novel that you’re writing for yourself. Think of those family photos of your child growing up, or the videos of the […]

Thoughts on an Inverted Workflow: Don't get hung up on unicorns

Thoughts on an Inverted Workflow

Like most web professionals, I have a workflow that I continuously re-visit as new technologies become available. The goal is to find the most efficient way of producing work for a client that I can, in order to give the client a better price on the finished product. I’m generally not overly opinionated about workflows. […]

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WordCamp Raleigh 2015

I’m going to be honest, it doesn’t feel like it’s been a year since Raleigh’s last WordCamp. It’s being held earlier this year…it actually almost slipped by me…but the festivities commence this weekend. I know a lot of my colleagues will be in attendance, and I’m looking forward to a weekend of networking and learning. […]

Comment Management in WordPress

WordPress is one of the most popular content management systems in use, driving a large percentage of websites that we encounter from day to day. The reason for this is that, while the blog might arguably be past its golden age, most websites still incorporate some form of blog functionality, even if it’s simply a […]