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The Magic of ACF Synchronized JSON

I love Advanced Custom Fields. It is an insanely helpful tool when it comes to custom theming. There is one trick that exists within it that I overlooked for way too long and it took someone pointing out its existence for me to realize it was there. Since then, I’ve tried to spread the word about… Read more

Getting Pinterest Hover to Work with Background Images (WP Tiles)

There are a wealth of WordPress plug-ins that exist to add Pinterest buttons on image hover to any WordPress site. These plug-ins most commonly crawl the content looking for img tags and then append the necessary code to get them to work. But what if the image you want this to happen on is a… Read more

Changing WordPress Default Image Size and Link Type

When you insert an image into a WordPress post or page, you’ll notice that you have the option to choose the image size (thumbnail, medium, large, any custom sizes your theme utilizes), as well as where the image links (media file, attachment page, custom, none). What if you want to change those defaults? For instance,… Read more

Why Sharing Your Budget Helps

If you are seeking WordPress development work, odds are, you have a rough figure in mind about what you’d ideally be spending to get said work done. However, I frequently encounter what feels like hesitation in sharing a project budget. On my inquiry forms, I have a budget field and I would say 8 out… Read more

WordCamp Kansas City 2016 Speaker

I’m really excited to be speaking at WordCamp Kansas City 2016 for the third year in a row. The first year I talked about PSD to WordPress, last year I talked about Advanced Custom Fields and this year I’m talking about contracts. If you’re working with clients, contracts are incredibly important for both parties to… Read more

Organize Your WordPress Functions

The functions.php file of any WordPress theme is important, adding features and functionality to your WordPress site. Once you start setting custom image sizes, declaring custom post types, declaring navigation menus, establishing sidebars, enqueueing scripts & styles, etc., the functions file can get out of control pretty quickly. It’s incredibly easy to keep a neat & tidy functions.php with… Read more

Adding Google Fonts to Your WordPress Theme

Google Fonts is an often-used resource for enabling the use of additional fonts on websites. When using Google Fonts, Google gives you a couple of options for use including CSS import statements, Javascript and standard implementation via a link tag that looks something like: Instead of dropping that tag with the <head> of your theme, the… Read more


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