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Using WPEngine’s CDN

It turns out that using the CDN with WPEngine causes a few issues. The first was a problem with also having SSL on. A session with the chat desk resolved it. Next, the development URLs persisted (account-name.wpengine.com instead of website-url.com). Another chat session took care of that – well, two more chat sessions as I […]

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How to Add and Display a New Image Size in WordPress

WordPress comes out of the box with three image sizes built in – a thumbnail, a medium, and a large size. Each theme developer will determine the exact dimensions of those three sizes. But typically, these three exist in some range between a thumbnail – 50 x 50 or 150 x 150; a medium size […]

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How to Open A WordPress Functions File Using A Hook

If you want to write your own WordPress child theme, or even your own theme, you are most likely going to be getting into the nitty gritty of the functions.php file. When you work in this file, you are essentially writing up a series of instructions for WordPress to deploy, in a pre-set order. A […]

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WordPress 4.0 Released

There is a new version of WordPress being released today – codename Benny. There will be great new features, such as enhanced visual browsing of the media and plugin libraries. Mostly, though, I was struck by a figure included in their launch post: there were 275 contributors to the release. Wow! WordPress is open source. […]

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A New WordPress MeetUp

I work in WordPress a lot during the course of my day. I have been wanting to attend one of those “MeetUps” that are in the area, and they had one for WordPress. Seemed like a natural thing to check out. I could never get to a meeting, though, for one reason or another. Evening […]

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Action Hooks Do What Now?

I have been working in WordPress for awhile.  Hey, I really like it. One of the great things about WordPress (and probably a major reason for it’s skyrocketing adoption rate) is how simple and useful it is for the complete newbie who just wants to post a blog.  And one of the great things about […]