The Hardest Thing About Learning How To Code

Opening a Jar of Pickles

If memory serves, I’ve been learning how to code, the correct way, since the beginning of February – this year. That means that I’ve been at it for almost four full months. And when I say, “at it,” I mean at it. Starting about two months ago, I began slowing down the pace of my […]

Setting Up Navigation In WordPress

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I think you’ll agree when I say that website navigation in WordPress is one of the more important areas of creating a template. After all, without navigation, our visitors are going to have a mightily challenged experience while attempting to traverse our sites. With this in mind, in this post, I’m going to cover some […]

Creating WordPress Page Templates

Old Room

Once you begin creating templates in WordPress, you’ll quickly realize that the basis of each template is quite similar among them all. If you take a look at my previous post, where I described how one might go about formatting the WordPress loop, you’ll see that the code for the index.php file looks strikingly like […]

Understanding the WordPress Loop

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If you’ve either looked into developing with WordPress or have developed with WordPress for any length of time, I’m sure you’ve heard of the “WordPress Loop.” The loop is one area of WordPress that you don’t want to skimp on. In order to be proficient in development, it’s important to understand exactly what’s going on. […]

Creating & Including WordPress Header & Footer Files

Typing on Computer

In most WordPress installs (and websites in general) headers and footers are consistent across many pages. Unless there are special sections that are unique to the majority, visitors will see the same layout, with perhaps some dynamic content, at the top of the page and at the bottom of the page. These layouts are pulled […]

Adding CSS and JavaScript to Your WordPress Theme

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One of the very first areas that needs attention when creating a theme inside WordPress is to add, or include, your style sheets and JavaScript files inside of your template files. Without those, your theme development is going to be quite difficult. In this post, I’ll cover exactly how to go about attaching those types […]

A Chat With Laurence Bradford of Learn to Code With Me

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Earlier this year, back when I first came up with the fantastic idea to start learning how to code – the right way – I stumbled upon a very inspirational website called “Learn to Code With Me.” I believe I was searching for reviews that covered sources of online learning and just as luck would […]

Setting Up a WordPress Theme

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In this post, I’m going to talk about setting up a WordPress theme. I’ll go over where exactly to put your theme files, what order to put them in, what to name them and how to turn your theme on. This isn’t a difficult process, but there are some rules to follow. Let’s get going. […]

Website Hosting With WiredTree

WiredTree

I’ve been hosting my cluster of websites with the same company since 2008. I switched to them after dealing with a notoriously awful host, that was actually pretty good, up until I needed support. As I sit here and write this, I can recall the agony of continuously attempting to talk to someone about restarting […]

Internal PHP Functions

Roller Coaster

I am currently embarking in the final stage of Hampton Paulk’s “PHP Functions” course at Treehouse. It’s been a good one so far. I’ve learned a lot. Hampton has a way of feeding information just slow enough as to be easily absorbed. In this post, I’m going to go over functions that are internal, or […]