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Tom McFarlin
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There are a number of JavaScript libraries and frameworks available right now - more than there have ever been before - and I think that's a great thing. If you're a WordPress developer, odds ar...
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WordPress themes and plugin directories are becoming more advanced. What is the vendor directory and how does it differ from a lib directory?
If you're new to WordPress development or you're new to some of the various tools that we have at our disposal for working on these types of projects, then it's easy to get overwhelmed with some of...
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Here's a quick tip for how to modify the WordPress search query to allow for searching custom post types using the built-in functionality.
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In this post, I thought I'd share how I've gone about managing my books - or how I've done self-employment accounting - since working out of Pressware.
Some of the developers and designers who I admire the most in the wider development community are really good about being open about various aspects of their businesses. Sometimes they talk about t...
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When it comes to services like Instagram, how do you deal with the content ownership aspect of those companies owning your data?
I guess the question should be a bit more specific: -- How do you manage content ownership with photo sharing services? Sure, we could talk a lot about a number of different services that all...
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WordPress comments have, as of late, been a very dangerous place to be. Speaking from experience, here's a retrospective of my own experience.
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Progressive enhancement is a phrase we hear a lot in web development and it's fun to introduce into our projects, but it's not always the best idea.
One of the terms we hear a lot in web development is "progressive enhancement." If you're new to web development, Wikipedia defines it as follows: > Progressive enhancement uses web technolog...
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At the end of September, I'll be attending WordCamp Tampa where I'll be on a panel of other developers who will be offering live code audits.
At the end of September (September 25th - 27th, to be exact), I'll be hanging out with a lot of other great people at WordCamp Tampa. As of now, the schedule is still being put together, so I do...
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Some tips for working with tab events in Bootstrap 3 in your WordPress-based projects. Don't get tripped up with other events!
If you've ever used Bootstrap, you know it's easy to setup; however, if you're looking to introduce more complicated functionality such as having to make asynchronous requests whenever the pages ta...
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If you're a developer working in WordPress, then odds are you've spent time trying to work well with designers. But what steps have you taken to do so?
If you're a developer working in WordPress, then odds are you've spent time working with designers. Assuming you're working with a good designer, it can be a lot of fun. I think we've all had ou...
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Through a combination of the TinyMCE API and the HTML5 mark tag, here's how you can highlight text in the WordPress editor.
A couple of weeks ago, I worked through a series of posts on how to write a TinyMCE plugin for the WordPress editor (since the WordPress Editor is TinyMCE). In a recent project, one of the thing...
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In this episode of The Grumpy Developer Podcast, Mike and I talk about programming languages, WordPress, design patterns, and more.
Earlier this year, I was invited to be on the The Grumpy Developer Podcast. It was a lot of fun, I really enjoyed my time on the show, and Mike - the host - and I hit it off. Fast forward a few ...
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WP Social Icons | Easily add your social networks to your WordPress blog.
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Support For All Your Social Networks. WP Social Icons includes 29 icons for the most popular social networking sites. Link them up to your p

Collapsible Menus | A jQuery Plugin For Collapsible Menus
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Collapsible Menus for jQuery is a plugin that makes it easy to create collapsible menus using nested, unordered lists.

Collapsible Menus | A jQuery Plugin For Collapsible Menus
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Collapsible Menus for jQuery is a plugin that makes it easy to create collapsible menus using nested, unordered lists.

The Dangers of Herd Mentality in Online Publishing - Tom McFarlin
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Herd Mentality is a dangerous thing to experience, but I often think that we do it to ourselves on Facebook, Twitter, and even blogs.

MaxCDN Giveaway: Ten 1TB Accounts! - Tom McFarlin
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In this MaxCDN giveaway, the company is providing ten(!) 1TB accounts as well as a promotional code that can be used at any time.

A Blogging Internship with WP Daily - Tom McFarlin
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WP Daily is a fast growing news source related to all things WordPress. We're offering a blogging internship to those who are passionated ab

Create a User in WordPress Programmatically - Tom McFarlin
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How to programmatically create a user in WordPress by using the WordPress API to generate a password, set roles, and email new users.

An introducing for how to get started with WordPress Unit Testing ...
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An introducing for how to get started with WordPress Unit Testing by configuring your environment, installing software, & writing a plugin.

The WordPress Page Lifecycle - Tom McFarlin
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Understanding the WordPress Page Lifecycle through the use of the Codex documentation and a great diagram provided by Rarst.

Improved Author Administration For WordPress - Tom McFarlin
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A premium plugin for improved author administration for WordPress. Offers improved security, custom messaging, & author activity managem

Indie Game: The Movie and Work, Audience, & Motivation - Tom McFarlin
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Indie Game: The Movie is a fantastic documentary that strikes a chord with game designers and developers, and with anyone trying to build th

WordCamp Atlanta 2013 - March 15 - 16 - Tom McFarlin
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WordCamp Atlanta 2013 will be held from March 15-16. 8BIT and WP Daily are both helping lead out and are hosting the after party in downtown

Part of the WordPress Gold Rush? Please Stop. - Tom McFarlin
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The ecosystem is turning into a WordPress gold rush where people care more about cashing in than actually building quality products for digi

On Offering WordPress Support and Documentation
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One of the challenges of providing solutions built on top of WordPress is handling expectations of support and documentation. I’m not talkin

Single Post Message 1.2
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With the release of WordPress 3.5, I’ve spent some time updating my plugins to make sure they’re compliant. Additionally, I’ve been trying t

Markdown Email - Tom McFarlin
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Use Markdown Toggle to markdown email and any other web application that supports rich text (like Gmail, Basecamp, WordPress, and more!)

How To Programmatically Create a Category in WordPress
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If you're an advanced developer or just want the TL;DR version of this, skip to the code.The majority of the time that I’m working on a cont

How To Get Started Podcasting - Tom McFarlin
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On WP Daily, I shared my thoughts on how to get started podcasting. In this post, I give the outline of the post and link to the original ar

Hello Dolly – It’s WordPress For Your Earholes
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Back in October, I asked if you guys thought that there was room for yet another WordPress podcast. Between the comments, Tweets, and emails