Coding WordPress

Callback Functions – Go Do This and Bring Me The Result, Batman!

This is a l little digression caused by stumbling across questions and answers on a search this morning 🙂 When I search for answers to various questions I have about code, one of the things I always stumble across is some question about “callback functions” like What Is A Callback Function on Stackoverflow. Or Understand JavaScript …

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Hookr.io The WordPress Hook/API Index. Yeah. It’s Great.

“Hooks are probably one of the most under-documented features in WordPress. It can be a real challenge finding the correct hooks to use for the job.” -Williams, Brad; Damstra, David; Stern, Hal (2015-01-06). Professional WordPress: Design and Development. Yep. I recalled that from the book but only after I visited Brad’s blog. I was recently pinching …

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♥ Move from GoDaddy | Laughing Squid to Namecheap

I just recently completed a move for a client. Here are the steps: Create a Namecheap Account, https://www.namecheap.com/myaccount/signup.aspx Move the do​main from GoDaddy to Namecheap: Follow Namecheap’s how-to https://www.namecheap.com/support/knowledgebase/article.aspx/876/83/how-to-transfer-a-domain-from-godaddy. This causes no downtime to the website because the client is using a third party DNS, Laughing Squid. Buy a shared hosting account at Namecheap: https://www.namecheap.com/hosting/shared.aspx. Use FTP to download and zip up …

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Why Do So Many [Tech Savvy] People Dislike WordPress Sites? something about ugly?

For years – and I mean YEARS – I stubbornly refused to use WordPress as the basis for an entire website. Mostly, I “think”, it was because all of the tech savvy coders I worked with poo-poo’d using WordPress AT ALL but were “OK” with me using it as the Blog medium for our websites. …

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Interesting Errors with WordPress Plugin Instructions when WordPress is only Your Blog

I just installed a plug-in to automatically publish my blog posts to the MikeGriffin.me Facebook Page, The detailed instructions told me to use the website URL www.mikegriffin.me. I did. Facebook refused to authorize the app. Actually I had anticipated that. Most people use WordPress for their entire website. Since I’m selling some basic coding skill, I decided …

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Carney’s 4 Mistakes Article is a Good Read

I subscribe to several WordPress newsletters. I recently ran across this article “4 RIDICULOUSLY OBVIOUS MISTAKES I MADE BUILDING WORDPRESS SITES FOR CLIENTS.” Let’s take a quick look at the reasons without his explantations. Casually Agreeing to Increases in Scope Allowing Delays on the Client’s Side Making Sure Everything is Perfect, Personally Charging a Fixed …

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