Let’s talk “comments”, shall we? I popped into the #blogchat tonight for the first time in a while. Partly trying to avoid work, and partly trying to avoid the Golden Globes, I realized that I was actually in front of my computer at a decent time to be able to follow along. What came out of […]
Creating a Site Specific Plugin in WordPress
Quick: how do you add a custom function into a theme. If you said ‘add it to your functions.php file’, then you would be correct. But is that really the best way to go about things? The Problem Let’s say you’ve customized your site with some pretty fancy functions you’ve added in through the hooks […]
Using Hyperlinks Correctly in WordPress
Any good content marketer worth his or her salt knows the value of using links in their content. It’s a good strategy to practice – whether you’re linking internally to content you’ve written in the past or to external resources you mention in posts. However, a lot of people overlook a small, single detail that could […]
WTF Is… A Digital Strategy?
Let’s be honest: there’s a lot to take in online lately. We started with Facebook and Twitter, might have dipped our toes into Plurk and Google+, and have communicated with Instagram, Snapchat, Periscope and Meerkat. Who knew that over such a short course of human history that the walls of communication could be broken down […]
Why I (Still) Use WordPress
It’s no secret that I love WordPress. I’ve built this site on it, for one, but I brag that I’ve used WordPress for nearly all of the projects I’ve done over the last few years. Other platforms have come and gone, but WordPress has remained steadily at the top of my list of “must-use” tools. […]
Raid Dynamics: What Can We Learn From A MMO?
It’s 8:00 Central on a Friday night. For some, the work week is done; for others, classes are out of session. As for me, my kids are in bed, and I’m settling down with a drink in front of my laptop. I put on my headphones and click the icon. Credentials set, I log-in. My […]
Making it Work From Home
Having a job where you work from home is an incredible challenge. For people used to being in an office, it can be difficult to make the switch easily. Combine that with the knowledge that your loved ones (significant others, kids, pets, room-mates) are sitting feet away from you, and it’s a wonder that anyone […]