Restricting Access to Custom Post Types Using Roles in WordPress

Custom post types extend the capabilities of WordPress in terms of what types of content can be published and managed, but these days at 3.7 we find ourselves working on projects that need more granular permissions related to custom post types. The most common situation I’ve run into is a particular user (or group of […]

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Think Twice About Adding that Feature

Anyone managing a product will often be tempted to add features as a way of improving the product. Most often the temptation is prompted by customer feedback. This is sometimes mistaken for validation, if customers ask for it then it should be added, right? Well, not always. Adding a feature is no trivial matter. Even […]

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Designing for the First Five Seconds at WordCamp Chicago

Below are my slides and summary of a talk I delivered at WordCamp Chicago, 2014. Link to video record will be forthcoming. People make snap judgements. In fact, most users only take 50 milliseconds to form their first impression of your site. This impression lasts the remainder of their visit and even influences return visits. […]

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Introductiong WP-Trivia, a Jeopardy Style Theme for WordPress

Story Two years ago while planing WordCamp Detroit 2011, the organizers and I decided to host a WordPress trivia game. Attendees could answer trivia questions about WordPress and get prizes, much like Jeopardy. Naturally, being web designers we decided a WordPress website was needed to facilitate the game. Despite the quick turnaround time (three days) […]

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