Name Your Price 2.0 screenshot of a variable product showing the Name Your Price input once a color selection was made

In the summer of 2012, I was visiting one of my best friends in New Orleans… cooking lots of tacos and mixing lots of margaritas. While there, one of my earliest clients contacted me and wanted to be able to sell his books for whatever the customer was willing to pay. Did I know a…

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A directory list of users, showing avatar, title, and number of posts, for each author

This plugin has been out in the wild for some time now and it seemed appropriate to give it a post on my blog. Once upon a time I was working on a magazine site with a lot of authors and my client wanted to display all the authors in a cool way. Every other…

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A screenshot of the WordPress admin posts table showing a "Featured" column with a star that is clickable and is filled in when the post is featured.

I found I constantly needed a way for clients to mark a post as something they wanted to feature and I’ve never found sticky posts particularly intuitive. In fact, the sticky post UI is about the least obvious thing possible for a WordPress newbie.  The simplest solution was a checkbox in prominently located metabox. So…

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Options framework repeating field showing several text inputs and an "Add" button

I don’t hardly even know why I was working on this today.  Well a friend wanted to be able to control the radio buttons in a metabox, from the backend (since the otherwise brilliant WP-Alchemy is all dev-level coding) and for some reason  my brain went to theme option.  He ultimately went a different route…

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Ok, so you’ve read my previous articles on PHP basics and how to use WordPress action hooks. Now you want to play with the big boys and girls and try your hand at filters. Just a reminder that you are still essentially learning a new language. Be patient with yourself. It took me close to…

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