Category: Web Development

  • Home Networking Raspberry Pi “Pi-hole” Project Part 1

    The following posts will be on how to set up your own ‘Pi-hole’. What I wanted to do was set up my Pi to block ads, filter content, and serve as a secure VPN for when I’m connecting out in the real world where the bad hackers live. I started with a base of Jessie […]

  • WordPress Web Application Development Review

    WordPress Web Application Development Review

    I recently read WordPress Web Application Development by Rakhitha Nimesh Ratnayake.  You can get your copy here: As the title implies it covers using WordPress as your application framework.  I highly recommend this book even if you are not building a web app.  The author does a great job of breaking down complex development techniques that […]

  • Return vs Echo

    I recently made a mistake that I wanted to share. It might save you a headache. When making a short code make sure to return a value and not just echo it out. The echo will display content, but it’s placement will be off, which is what gave me my headache. Instead, put your echo’s […]

  • CSS Font Shorthand

    I’m always forgetting the CSS syntax for font in shorthand format. Here is a great reference: Font Shorthand

  • Add Custom Help Section

    You create a fancy new site for a client which is awesome.  However, the client is constantly calling you with ‘how-to’ questions. One way to solve this is to create a custom help section tailored to your design and functionality. Step 1 Head out to and pick up a 16×16 png icon to use as your help icon. […]

  • Disable edit

    Want to keep a client from editing your plugins and themes from the admin? Add this to the functions file.