OWMC - Comment Crusher available from the WP Plugin Directory!

Comment Crusher available from the WP Plugin Directory!

Hurray! My first plugin made it onto the WP Plugin directory! Comment Crusher is designed to bring peace of mind to WP site admins who don’t want to deal with comments. Blogs tend to require comments, and as part of an eCommerce product review system, they may also be useful. So it may not be […]

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OWMC - WordPress Plugin Development and OOP

WordPress Plugin Development and OOP

I’m perhaps more versed in front end development, but I often have to add custom functionality to the themes I build. And usually I’ll just drop these in my theme’s functions.php file. And usually, these get written in procedural. It’s quick and easy, and depending on how complex the task is, it’s all that’s necessary. […]

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OWMC - Why I use WP Pods instead of Advanced Custom Fields

Why I use WP Pods instead of Advanced Custom Fields

Whether I like it or not, Advanced Custom Fields is somewhat of an industry standard. And I do not use it. Why? If you’ve never heard of Pods, then don’t start by comparing it to ACF. Pods is fundamentally a Custom Post Type generator. It creates CPTs (as well as custom Settings pages). It gives […]

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OWMC - Le infamous CPT ‘current parent’ menu highlighting problem

Le infamous CPT ‘current parent’ menu highlighting problem

Often a bit of a plague this one. I’ve looked around and there are a fair few solutions out there on offer. But none of them seemed straight forward, lean or versatile enough. Until I stumbled upon this snippet on Github (nb. please note the missing apostrophes around slug on line 12 of Github code). […]

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OWMC - DOMPDF and WordPress

DOMPDF and WordPress

Making PDFs by filling in a simple form is pretty cool. Loads of possible applications. I’ll leave it to your imagination. In this blog post though, i’m going to go through one possible method.

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OWMC - Why a Single Page Website (SPW) is often just wrong

Why a Single Page Website (SPW) is often just wrong

I do not believe there is never a case for ever deploying a SPW. There is. And when there is, that is what you should deploy. However, 9/10 times I’m asked to build a SPW, it is objectively the wrong thing to do. In brief, as┬áSpeider Schneider put it quite succinctly: When the desire to […]

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OWMC - Social Network Share Buttons without a Plugin

Social Network Share Buttons without a Plugin

In my previous post I talked about setting up a WordPress self hosted blog with minimal coding… in fact I think it involved ZERO coding. Part of that exercise included adding Social media share buttons to posts. I ended up recommending a plugin. Anyway, back in the real world where people develop websites seriously and […]

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OWMC - Setting up a quick, slick, self-hosted WordPress blog in 2017

Setting up a quick, slick, self-hosted WordPress blog in 2017

WordPress is still known by some as merely a blogging platform. And it does that well. I never use it for that though, I use it as a fully fledged CMS. It does this just as well (the only drawback of WP that I consider at all worthy of attention is scaling for huge audiences. […]

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