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A Happy Accident

Categories: Blog, Personal, Photography, Photography, Portfolio
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Even breaking a lens can have a positive side to it. For me it was the re-introduction of playing around with my Canon 50mm f/1.4 lens. I’ve overlooked it for too long.

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Rebranding Lowcows.com

Rebranding Lowcows.com

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Changes are coming to Lowcows.com. Time to rebrand, restructure, and add a partner. What does this mean to my clients – nothing except more services and quicker turnaround times.

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WordPress Theme Options - Round 2

WordPress Theme Options – Round 2

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Re-exploring WordPress Theme Options to make using WordPress features easier to use as options. Looking for a way to add input fields for things like pages, posts, categories, tags and authors and why I think it’s a good addition.

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WordPress Cats, RegEx and Parent/Child Relationships

WordPress Categories, RegEx and the Parent/Child Relationship

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I couldn’t seem to find a WordPress function that would return an array of all categories in their parent/child relationship order – so I went ahead and coded a way. If you know of a better way, please share. If not, enjoy the code.

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WP Widgets API - Classes and IDs

WP Widgets API – Adding Classes and Unique IDs

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Adding unique IDs to your multiple use widget can make it extremely easy for your users to style the output. Using the WordPress Widgets API to access the property declarations of the WP_Widget class is the way to go. Learn from some sample code on how to add classed and unique IDs to your output.

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Recoding Some Plugins

Re-coding Some Plugins

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I wasn’t happy with two of the plugins that I developed to manage a few things on this website. I had plans to revamp both of them but wasn’t sure exactly what to do with them. Since they were pretty similar and lacking some well needed features, I went ahead and re-coded them from the ground up.

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WordPress Theme Options

Looking at WordPress Theme Options

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Re-exploring the wonderful world of WordPress theme options. I wanted to find a method that would make adding WordPress theme options easier than it already was. Since there wasn’t anything online that fit my needed I created a way. A few thoughts about the process and a few of the features of the soon to be released code.

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join.me

join.me – Online Screen Sharing and Meetings

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join.me is an excellent tool that allows you to meet with your clients in a somewhat face-to-face manner. Share your screen, have on online meeting, and traing your clients as if you were right there beside them.

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WP Omit Search

Excluding Pages, Posts and Categories from WordPress Search

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There may be a time when you find that excluding certain pages, posts or categories from your WordPress search results is needed. The following article will explain how you can do just that.

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WordPress Hook

Removing the WordPress Version

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Make use of ‘hooks’ in your themes function.php file to remove the WordPress version number from being displayed anywhere on your website. See the different methods and learn which is the best to use.

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