Original Design and Implementation for Tom Butchko Sr. of WellMount LLC. The design was built on top of the Superstore theme by WooThemes and the Ecommerce is powered by Woocommerce.
Picjumbo Free photos
These guys mean it, completely free photos. They offer a new photograph daily. Quality is excellent. http://picjumbo.com/
Photoshop Wireframe Kit
Rafal Tomal with CopyBlogger Media has an excellent wireframe kit that he’s created in Photoshop. He’s offering this resource at no cost along with some hints to get you up to speed quickly. http://rafaltomal.com/free-photoshop-wireframe-kit/
Icon Font Generator
You know that awesome icon font from Bootstrap? It’s a great resource, but when you only want an icon or two from the bunch it seems like a lot of bloat to load up the entire font. Enter, Fontello. With 14 different sets to choose from as well as the ability to upload and create your own this is a no-brainer. Simply choose the icons you want, customize names and codes, download and go! http://fontello.com/
Often, we in the WordPress Community read blogs written on WordPress by people in the WordPress Community about …. well, WordPress. We read about the business aspect of WordPress, sometimes the ‘how’ of WordPress and other times there are posts to read about the community in and around WordPress.
Since I am relatively new to WordPress I read as much as I can. I have discovered that I love to code … I mean, I really love it. What does someone new to WordPress and coding do to figure things out? Why, read of course! I’m a regular reader of Tom McFarlin’s blog, Post Status by Brian Krosgrard, Pippin Williamson’s Plugin Tutorial Site and many others. I search Google and the Codex to find answers. I’ll often deconstruct both themes and plugins in my quest to figure out how things are done. Once I’ve set my mind to something I’m relentless.
Through all this, I’ve met the ‘people of WordPress’. Some in person but many only virtually (although the connection is no less real.)
The experiences have been both good and bad, but the good far outweigh the bad…by a long shot. People have been kind, they’ve shared knowledge and ability and I’ve grown along the way. I now find myself in a place to do the same and it’s a great feeling. Sure there have been the occasional ‘doing_it_wrong()‘ comments, but I’ve learned from those too
I was recently talking to one of my new WordPress friends, Carrie Dils when all of this came up; people, connections, reaching out. She even wrote a post about it, Reach Out.
Her post made me think about my favorite plugin, Posts 2 Posts by Scribu. Seriously, it is the coolest thing ever for a new developer. I read the documentation, I do what it says…boom, it works! Posts in one category are suddenly ‘talking’ to posts in another. I can even coerce the posts from one post_type to ‘talk’ to another post_type. I can tell that the plugin will do a lot more than I understand now … custom taxonomy’s, oy! But the point is it has enough for everyone.
That plugin kind of reminds me of people and relationships. It is probably a cheesy metaphor, but we are connected … and, all at different levels. The `code` that connects us can come in many forms, but the constant is WordPress. Ten years into it and WordPress is stronger than ever. That can be attributed to the fact that Matt has stayed true to the vision he has had for WordPress from the beginning, often in the face of criticism. (You can read about more about that here and here.)
So, these thoughts, and as a result this post, were born out of a conversation with my new WordPress friend. It is my way of saying to her, and to everyone else …. that I see and appreciate the community that has welcomed me in.
Here’s the scenario; you’ve created a site for a client using BuddyPress. They want you to continue to manage the site for them but since you are not a member of the ‘community’ you would like to hide yourself on the members page list (i.e. the loop). I thought this wouldn’t be hard…I was wrong
I finally found and answer that works with BuddyPress 1.8.1
if ( bp_get_member_user_login() == 'USERNAME_TO_CHECK' ) continue;
This was posted by one of the BuddyPress developers, @r-a-y in the BuddPress Codex. (Reference URL)
I had the privilege of speaking in the dev track at WordCamp Fayetteville this weekend (8-27-13). Unfortunately my presentation wasn’t recorded due to technical issues. I’m posting my slides here now and will write a detailed post this next weekend.
It has been an eventful week, my power at home was out the 4 days leading up to WordCamp and then the day of WordCamp power was out at the venue. Fortunately it was restored but not quickly enough to get the first speaker (me) recorded. Since I was running 4 days behind on regular work it will take a few days to do what I want to do here…but stay tuned!!
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I’ve fallen head over heels into the WordPress Community. The more I learn the more I want to do. I’ve also learned enough to know that I don’t know that much.
I also compare. I compare myself to all the other WordPress people I see and hear about. I compare my stuff with theirs, my ideas with theirs…the events I’m planning, etc (you get the idea). In my mind I never measure up.
- I submitted a patch..it was a baby patch, didn’t do much but the bug ‘bugged’ me so I tried to fix it. I didn’t even get it completely right.
- I’m speaking at a ‘thing that hasn’t been announced yet’ It’s not the big thing, but it’s a start.
- I’m co-organizing a WordPress Meetup in Tulsa. We have 5 members (to be fair it hasn’t been advertised) seems small but …I’m doing it, right?
Here’s what I’ve decided. At least I’m doing stuff…I’m starting somewhere (I’m not going to say how old I am but suffice it to say it’s never too late). I learned SQL, I’m learning php…and I’ve discovered a have a knack for this stuff. I’ve also discovered I love doing it!
So, I’m doing stuff. My fellow webdevs celebrate with me, I’m happy and it’s a start.
Now…go do stuff!
I’m going to start a ‘series’ on WordPress functions and add to it as I learn more about them and how to use them in real life situations (ie themes, etc).
Thought I’d start off with an easy (but very handy) one
<?php antispambot(); ?>
This does just what you think it does. Use it inside a WordPress theme file and it will convert an email address or mailto: link to HTML entities in order to block spam bots.
No more digging around for that obscure script you saw ‘once upon a time’…it’s built right into WordPress!
Use it like this:
echo antispambot( 'email@example.com' );
This will output “firstname.lastname@example.org” in the source code and email@example.com in the browser. Magic!