On Frameworks Coming to the Rescue

WordPress FrameworksMy last two talks at WordCamps have been about Frameworks vs. Parent/Child Themes vs. Starter themes and why you might choose one over another, given any particular project. It’s not the most exciting topic, but it’s one that’s relevant to a good number of WP Devs out there.

If you have worked with WordPress theme development for any length of time, then you know what tools work best for you. Maybe it’s Roots Theme every time; maybe you’re a Genesis Person; or maybe you roll your own every time. That’s great.

For the last year or so, I’ve been building everything from a starter theme. I love the control that I have and that I’m really building something from very little. It’s been more satisfying, as…

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Whatever You do, Keep Moving…

tempSomething could literally fall out of the sky and hit you in the head and end your day… Probably your life, but we’re not being grim, so we’ll just say “day.” Keep moving.

You’re not happy with your job, it helps you pay your bills, gives you medical, but you aren’t keen on the job for whatever the reason, keep movin. Find something else.

If your heartstrings tug you in a direction that you’re unsure about and you don’t “go” you’ll always wonder “what if…” If the desire is strong enough to take a risk, pull the trigger and keep moving. It’s just something you gotta do for you.

What am I getting at here? Whatever your “hustle” is keep it moving. A Tribe Called Qwest Does it better than I do, but you…

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Recent Linkage, the New Year Edition

Just some recent links that caught my interest of late

PushBullet: https://www.pushbullet.com/ – An Android app that helps you push content like links, addresses, files and images from/to your phone and from/to chrome, or from/to a friend also using it. Pretty cool and free… Much better than Chrome to Phone…

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NutCache and DuetApp

In my annual review of work and things, tools and stuffs I always look at what tools are out there and if there’s anything new and I found two things that were interesting, although I don’t plan on using them…

NutCache: An online and free online invoicing, project management tool. Nice interface, but not enough of the parts I want and not much in the way of integrations for 3rd party services. That said, it’s…

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Four Days into the New Year… So What?

Happy New Year! Now buzz off! =)

So it’s a new year and I don’t really do the resolution thing. But there are some things I’m trying to get done this year and hopefully I can accomplish them. If I don’t, then that’s okay, too. But having an eye that looks ahead, toward the future, isn’t a bad thing…

That said, there are some things I’d like to accomplish this year

Stop Using Use Less Profanity in Readme Files


Isn’t she cute? That’s my niece! In addition to being cute she kinda just reads whatever she sees… Yeah, that’s one reason. The other reason is for people contributing to your projects on Github who are having to cleanup my profanity-laced tirades… Sorry.

Do Something Artsy

There are two artsy-type projects I want to kick up this year. One is to at least begin doing an…

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Justin Tadlock’s ‘Whistle’ Plugin…

I thought I’d share this useful little nugget of plugin wizardry, from Justin Tadlock called “Whistles,” which you can download here. What is/are Whistles? Whistles is a plugin that provides simple management and creation of Accordions, Tabs and Toggles. Most people like these features and make use of them on their WordPress sites. A lot of people (myself included at several points) have used plugins like “Styles with Shortcodes” or “All-in-One Shortcodes” to handle this. The problem with these plugins is that they tend to include a bazillion other shortcodes beyond what you actually need. Bah-hooey, I say!

## Is it any good? I think so. Instead of placing a bunch of content into your shortcodes…

Whistles you simply add ‘Whistles.’ And, really, Whistles are a kind of like…

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