Sanitary Theme 0.3

July 28, 2010

I’ve made a number of improvements since version 0.2. Although I’m sure there are plenty more improvements that could be made, I figure it’s about time I released update. Below is the changelog. Download Sanitary 0.3

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Outline: the Ignored CSS Property

June 18, 2010

Note: Here is another post originally written for my blog over at However, with the changes I’m making to that site, I figured the post would be of more use here on this site. Outline is a seldom used and often misunderstood CSS property. An outline is a line that is drawn around an […]

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Simple PHP Redirect in WordPress

June 17, 2010

Update: there is also a WordPress function for redirects: wp_redirect() Sometimes when using WordPress you want to include a non-Wordpress page in your main navigation while still maintaining the simplicity of the wp_list_pages() function. I know there are plugins that do this type of thing, but many of them are just overkill. I just needed […]

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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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