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Premium Plugins for WP: A Personal Project

I recently completed a personal project in collaboration with my friends over at Balboa & Bedford focused on premium WordPress plugins. The project features a searchable, filterable directory of paid WordPress plugins, with the goal of making it a bit easier for the WordPress community to locate those for their projects. With only free plugins… Read more

WordCamp Kansas City: ACF Gutenberg Blocks

I spoke about the ACF way of going about building custom blocks for the Gutenberg editor at WordCamp Kansas City today. You can view my slides (with more text added than the presentation version) by clicking here. Again, some resources to check out: ACF Blocks Documentation The ACF Blog is a great resource as they… Read more

Create a Helpshift Ticket via Gravity Forms

Gravity Forms is one of my favorite plugins to work with as it has a lot of really well-documented functions… plus, I hate hand-coding forms. One of the best utility functions is one that happens after form submission that can be used to integrate with various third party APIs using the submitted form data: gform_after_submission.… Read more

How to Limit Archives to Parent CPT Only

If you’re working with hierarchical custom post types, you may run into a scenario where you just want to feature the topmost parent item on an archive page. For example, let’s say you have a hierarchical custom post type called Books and under each book, you’re making child items of chapters. Maybe you’re categorizing the… Read more

Add Custom Color Palette to ACF Pro Color Picker Field

If you’re utilizing ACF Pro and their color picker field types within your WordPress theme(s), maybe you’ve wondered if it’s possible to add the site’s color palette to the swatches available within the field so you, or your client, aren’t left to hand input a specific color’s hex code or select a similar color from… Read more

Fix Redirect Chain on WPEngine

Recently I encountered an issue working with a client hosted on WPEngine when converting their site to use SSL that I thought I’d share a fix for. When converting a site to HTTPS, for SEO reasons, it’s important to 301 redirect from the non-secure URL. It’s important to not only do that for the non-secure… Read more