Dashboard Changelog

I recently moved my site to a new host. And I’ve also added my partner’s site to the WordPress multisite stack running this site and a number of others on this domain and chrisreynolds.io. Previously she was using WordPress.com, but was frustrated by a lack of adequate support and persistent caching bugs that even I… Continue reading Dashboard Changelog

New site, who dis?

Hi. It’s been a while since I wrote anything on here. It’s been a while since I’ve wanted to write something on here, and largely that’s been due to not being able to upload files in my previous site setup. There’s technical things underneath, but basically I was using a free developer environment on Pantheon… Continue reading New site, who dis?

Announcing Games Collector, a tabletop game management plugin for WordPress

I’ve been quietly building something under the radar for a couple weeks. It’s been really just a passion project that came out of a conversation after the holidays. Basically, we own a lot of games. Blame Wil Wheaton’s Tabletop for some of it, but, really, we’re frequently finding excuses to get new games. In fact, getting… Continue reading Announcing Games Collector, a tabletop game management plugin for WordPress

The single greatest contribution to open source by WordPress is documentation

I’m going to throw an idea out there, and that is that the single, most important contribution that WordPress has made to open source software as a whole is documentation. When I first started using WordPress 8 or so years ago, that was the biggest difference between WordPress and other platforms. You could search for… Continue reading The single greatest contribution to open source by WordPress is documentation

Code: Getting rid of the duplicate submenu with add_menu_page and add_submenu_page

So  I ran across an issue today when creating a custom admin menu and submenu items. I wanted to have a submenu item in the menu that linked to the main admin menu page, but did not have the same anchor as the parent. I kept running into this:   You can see that, since I’m currently… Continue reading Code: Getting rid of the duplicate submenu with add_menu_page and add_submenu_page

Progress Bar spotting in the wild

Today I came across my progress bar plugin for WordPress on the Soccer Morning donations page. Soccer Morning is a daily soccer podcast focussing on American soccer (national team, MLS, American players abroad, etc). The cool thing is it’s something I’ve started listening to. Check it out. And while you’re there, make a donation to help fund the podcast to keep it running.

http://nasn.tv/american-soccer-morning/

Do we really need comments anymore?

Once upon a time, comments were king. The number of comments you got on a post not only represented the conversation surrounding that post but also measured its impact. This inevitably led to ways of gaming the system — spammers used comments to implant their backlinks to their black market viagra sites, and would-be and/or… Continue reading Do we really need comments anymore?

Use Bootswatch themes with Museum Core to “skin” your site

I did a writeup on Museum Themes on how to use Bootstrap 3 themes with Museum Core (which this site uses) to get new “skins” for the Core theme. Note: I wouldn’t have even thought of this if it wasn’t for Shawn Wildermuth‘s Bootstrap 3 course on Pluralsight. If you want to check it out, I still have some trial codes to give away over here.

Use Bootswatch themes with Museum Core to “skin” your site – Museum Themes