I recently learned how to run multiple versions of PHP on my local machine and switch between them using Homebrew. It’s pretty straightforward, actually.
It happens every time I use WP_Query. I get a beautiful-looking custom WP_Query. Then I try to add pagination and everything goes to hell. I’ve spent hours looking up solutions. Every time. Nine times out of ten, they don’t work. And for no discernible reason. Here’s a hack that worked for me, and is mostly… (read more)
Wow. That title is a mouthful. And given the improbable combination of different content types, I’m actually somewhat surprised that I did, in fact, pull off just that. In working on a client site for a Christian ministry in the Democratic Republic of Ghana, I set out today to create this: What we have here… (read more)
One of the coolest new features of WordPress 3.0 is the ability to customize the site header image and background color or image. The custom header actually goes one step further and lets you set a unique header for each of your pages. This means that you can create unique headers that tie into the… (read more)
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