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Yesterday, when I was sharing some thoughts on the nature of WordPress Menus and The Customizer I ended up on a tangential series of thoughts on my opinion and perspective on the nature of the social Internet. Then I cut it if for no other reason that it was off topic. Anyway, the original content included my thoughts on […]

/ June 14, 2015 / Comments Off on A One Week Break From Twitter

A One Week Break From Twitter

I rarely, if ever, make any kind of posts like this because they’ve always struck me as somewhat meta and I think that they can sometimes represent oneself as if they are more important than they really are. So here’s a big shot of my profile to disprove that :). But seriously, maybe that’s what will happen from […]

/ May 25, 2015 / Comments Off on Memorial Day 2015

Memorial Day 2015

In the United States, today is Memorial Day in which we honor and remember those who have died during service to the country.

Occasionally, I’ll get questions via Twitter or email from those who are working with the Settings API and aren’t sure why certain values are saving when they shouldn’t actually be saving. For example, say you have an input field that’s asking for, say, a company’s name. You obviously want to sanitize the data to make […]

Yesterday, I talked about some of the advantages of using IDs when working with various pieces of WordPress data and populating different input elements, saving it to the database, and more. For certain types of data, this works well; however, this may not always be true especially as it relates to data types such as […]

One of the features that I’ve often found myself having to implement when building custom solutions for others is implementing some type of select box – be it multi-select or single select – or another similar input element that’s [naturally] populated with a list of option elements. These options may consist of posts, pages, custom […]

When working on WordPress projects, there may be times during which you have to do some sort of processing on the content or attributes of the post before saving it to the database. There are a number of ways to do this, but one of the most straightforward ways to go about it is to setup […]

There are a number of ways that we debug our WordPress-based projects. Some people end up going through the code and setting up print_r statements or var_dump statements Some end up working through the code and changing variables or function names until they find where something breaks (or changes) Some use debugging software (or the […]

A couple of weeks ago, I shared a quick tip on working with multiple InfoWindows with the Google Maps API specifically within the context of WordPress. When working with this API, there are a number of considerations to take into account each of which is going to depend on how much of the API you’re […]

Recently, I’ve been working with the Google Maps API in order to plot locations that are stored as custom post type meta data in the WordPress database.   The general functionality is as follows: For each of the locations stored in the database Generate a pin for the location In addition to creating a pin, create […]

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