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Three Things for WordPress in 2017

I recently did a talk at the Marietta WordPress Meetup that I co-lead concerning the state of WordPress in 2017. This is heavily based on news topics from sites I regularly visit and things gleaned from the “State of the Word” by Matt Mullenweg (leader of WordPress). There are 3 things that are priority for…

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Print designer's terms converted to Web terms

Over my 20 years of web development/design, I have run into a lot of terms that only print designers use. I was lucky enough to work at a really cool design shop where I picked up a few terms that “new” developers might not know but clients or designers use often. One thing that frustrates…

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Did Apple shift focus away from the Mac?

I’ve always been interested in different operating systems.  I’m sure I’m the only kid in school that was running OS/2 because Windows was inferior in the mid-90’s.  I’ve always had multiple OS’s around, from Novell DOS to OS/2 to Linux, it has always been around.  In the business desktop realm, up until 2006 I used…

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Custom WordPress Plugin Development

If you have been ever needed a plugin to do any type of integration, Twitter, Facebook, something else more unique, you can spend a lot of time trying to find a plugin that fits your needs.  I’ve done that a ton of time doing that personally, and many time I think, “Wow, I could have…

Open Source and WordPress

Open Source and WordPress

I’ve been thinking a lot when it comes to Open Source concerning WordPress themes and plugins.  It is quite a confusing topic.  Let’s first define Open Source: From Wikipedia: Open-source software (OSS) is computer software with its source code made available with a license in which the copyright holder provides the rights to study, change,…

WordPress Multitenancy in Action

WordPress Multitenancy in Action

WordPress platforms aren’t what we normally do when we partner with 48in48.org to build 48 websites in 48 hours for 48 non-profits, we build systems.  Specifically, we build a WordPress multitenancy system. What is a WordPress multitenancy setup?  Well, first let’s ask what is multitenancy… Wikipedia has this defined as: The term “software multitenancy” refers to a…