Archives for February 2013

WordPress Wednesday: An Introduction to the Custom Field Template Plugin

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In this week’s WordPress Wednesday, I’m going to write about a plugin I can’t believe I haven’t covered yet: the Custom Field Template plugin by Hiroaki Miyashita. The Custom Field Template plugin is one I’ve used on every site I’ve developed since discovering it. It takes WordPress’s Custom Field functionality (which I wrote a quick introductionmore »

The Google Movie

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Confession: after reading Douglas Coupland’s excellent novel Microserfs, I made a pilgrimage with some friends to Seattle (well, Redmond, more specifically) to visit the Microsoft campus. Laurel was one of my fellow pilgrims and captured our adventures for posterity. I’m far from a Microsoft devotee, but being there, in the place where so much household name software was… more »

Cursive Catastrophe

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I totally identified with Mary Ellen Bates’ thoughts on whether handwriting has become obsolete. She relays that children aren’t required to learn cursive in school anymore; instead, they now learn to type. Yikes! Although I learned to write in cursive when I was young, I admit I have never had nice handwriting. Like Mary Ellen, “…my penmanship is so… more »

WordPress Wednesday: Create Code with GenerateWP

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In this week’s WordPress Wednesday, we’re going to talk about GenerateWP, a handy tool developed by Rami Yushuvaev. GenerateWP allows you to generate code for your WordPress theme using simple forms. I’m not sure how much help it would be to someone unfamiliar with theme development or PHP (simply because troubleshooting the code itself could still be necessary),… more »

Giphy.com – Animated Gif Search Engine

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I know animated gifs are Laurel’s beat here on the Greenhouse, but this was too cool not to share…  Giphy is a new search engine for locating animated gifs. The content is a tad light, and there’s nothing remotely useful (yet) for our friends in the legal market. However, TPMIdealab reports the fledgling website had 30K visitors in… more »