September 28, 2015 • Written by

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.…

September 25, 2015 • Written by

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…

February 9, 2015 • Written by

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…

December 16, 2014 • Written by

Add a Product List to WooCommerce’s Order Columns

If you're running WooCommerce, the Orders screen is a great way to see - at a glance - what's going on in your store.  However, there's one thing that it absolutely doesn't show: the products that people have ordered. The code below changes that - it gives you a special column in your Orders screen…

December 12, 2014 • Written by

Theme Release: Downbeat 2.0

A long time ago, I released a version of my core WordPress theme, called Parthenon.  It was well received, but I ended up making so many changes to it that I eventually scrapped that theme - and the name - in favor of something more fitting to it's purpose: to be the baseline for my…

December 11, 2014 • Written by

WordPress 4.1 Release Candidate Available

Just in time for Christmas, the amazing WordPress contribution team is getting geared up to release WordPress 4.1 on December 16. Right now, we can settle for the "WordPress 4.1 Release Candidate" In case you missed it, here's what to expect from WordPress 4.1: A new theme, Twenty Fifteen. It's more blog focused, and is very…

December 10, 2014 • Written by

5 Essential WooCommerce Extensions, Add-Ons & Plugins

WooCommerce is one of the most powerful WordPress eCommerce solutions on the market. Out of the box, it does everything you'd expect an eCommerce system to do: Host products Have a scannable product listing Take orders for products Accept payments through PayPal Allow people to use coupons But, sometimes, you need to think outside of…

December 9, 2014 • Written by

Redirection: An Easy Way to Handle 301 Redirects

Since I've switched to my new design, I've also done quite a bit of cleanup work on the content side of things.  I pruned a lot of old articles that weren't bringing in search traffic (and weren't related to the site anymore), cleaned up a lot of the categories, and set my permalink structure to…

December 8, 2014 • Written by

New Year, New Design, New Focus

Wow! What an incredible year 2014 has been. You may have noticed that this year was a bit... quiet on the [studionashvegas] front. To be honest, it was that way for a reason - I stepped back and took a long, hard look at a few things, and used it as a year of experimentation…

October 13, 2014 • Written by

Using a Child Theme in WordPress

Most WordPress themes, by and large, are ready to go out-of-the-box.  Every now and then, however, we have to make changes to a theme that goes beyond the standard options and settings the theme gives us We may have to change a layout, add some content, or simply rearrange the elements on the theme; there…