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Parenthood – The journey begins

Parenthood is a never-ending journey and every day is a new adventure into making mistakes while trying to keep some sanity. Parenthood has no rules, guidelines or even a reference guide but it is still a great thing to be a part of. I entered upon this journey on June 7. Okay not entirely but that was the day my little boy, Salvador, was born so I will count that as the actual day the journey began. I will add more and more pages as time goes on and I get time to share these little life lessons.

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Continue reading A metabox for your layout options

A metabox for your layout options

It’s no surprise I can be vocal when I am reviewing a theme. Many know that I’ll spurt out what I end up seeing in a lot of themes. There is one thing that really does drive me crazy though and that is when people copy and paste code to their theme without actually knowing…

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Continue reading My tour of creating a PHPCodeSniffer Standard

My tour of creating a PHPCodeSniffer Standard

It’s no surprise I like to learn new things. I also like to read things when I can. Okay, a lot of the time I skim through things but I make an effort to learn from it. The last couple of weeks I’ve looked at working with the PHPCodeSniffer. I installed it and never really…

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Continue reading Creating sample PHPCS reports

Creating sample PHPCS reports

I created a quick video in hopes to help some people understand the great thing that is using the PHP_CodeSniffer and how good it can be for not only developing plugins but WordPress themes as well. In the video I create two sample reports. The first one a source report and the second just a summary…

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WordPress and MediaElement styles

Okay, this is more of an experiment I was running because I was reached out by a friend about a theme question. This actually got me thinking about the shortcodes. The audio and video ones in particular. The reason is that when you use the  shortcode WordPress will use MediaElementJS and enqueue both the JavaScript…

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Video: WordPress template hierarchy

Earlier today I had some time to make a quick video. I have written about the template hierarchy before and I’m sure there are tons of other resources available out there. This justs adds to that ever-growing-list. The reason it drives me crazy is because of that front-page.php file that I see every so often or…

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Getting WordPress Custom Post Types in the customizer

It’s no surprise I love a good theme. I love it even more when I get a choice of what can go where – extra cookie points if I don’t have to input that information. A while back I wrote out a post about presenting content within themes. In the course of reviewing so many…

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Continue reading Grunt your way to automation

Grunt your way to automation

WordPress theme development can feel repetitive. At times there are things you are always doing over and over again. This is true when you are building a WordPress theme for distribution. Thankfully there are tools that can make your workflow a bit easier. Tools In order to make your theme workflow a little easier we…

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