One Year

June 1, 2010

Today marks exactly one year since I started this website. It has been (and I hope it continues to be) a grand experiment in blogging. This past year of blogging definitely didn’t go as planned. First, I started working for Jason Schuller over at, which has been great! Then I went back to school […]

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Sanitary Theme 0.2

April 15, 2010

Update: Version 0.3 is now available. It has been 10 months to the day since I released Sanitary 0.1, a clean starting point for developing WordPress themes. An update is obviously overdue, so even though it will need to be updated again as soon as WordPress 3.0 comes out, I’m releasing Sanitary 0.2. It is […]

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WordPress Single Category Search

September 7, 2009

Sometimes it comes in handy to make the search form on a blog only return results from a single category. It’s actually quite simple. 1. Find the category ID First we need to find the ID of the category that we want to search. We can find that by going to Posts>Categories and hovering over […]

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WordPress Plugin: Latest Posts by Author

August 11, 2009

Update: The plugin has gone through a number of revisions since I first published this post. See: for the latest versions. The code posted below is from version 0.6. I just posted my first plugin to It creates an unordered list of the most recent posts by a given author. It can be […]

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Menus Hiding Behind Flash

August 6, 2009

I ran across an issue today where a drop down menu was dropping behind a flash object rather than in front. It seems to be a pretty common problem, so I thought I’d share the solution. 1. Start with the embed code To make sure that the drop-down menu appears above the flash object, there’s […]

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Adding Custom WordPress Shortcodes

July 27, 2009

Introduced in WordPress 2.5, shortcodes make it easy to include pieces of code or content in multiple places across your site without having to repeatedly copy and paste. Also, if you need to go back and make adjustments, with shortcodes you don’t need to make the adjustment on every page, you just edit the shortcode […]

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Week Three

June 23, 2009

I got a pleasant surprise today when I looked up my Google pagerank. It appears they’ve updated their ranks and this site went from a 0 to a 3. Not bad for 3 weeks. It looks like putting in the time and effort actually leads to some visible results. The results are not stunning by […]

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Super Twitter Stats with

June 20, 2009

There’s a new service from the guys over at StumbleUpon that acts as a Twitter update client, a stat counter, a URL shorter and more all rolled into one. I’ve been using it for a couple days now, and it’s pretty cool. It’s still in private beta at the moment, but they post invite codes […]

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