Creating custom sites with post types, taxonomies and meta

Thanks for attending my talk at WordCamp Tampa 2015. Once the video is up on, I’ll post it here to supplement the slides and links below – in the meantime, I’ve got a simple video up on Vimeo for you to go along with. Helpful links from the presentation Putting things where they belong (building a functionality plugin) GenerateWP WordPress Developer Code Reference WordPress Codex register_post_type() register_taxonomy() Dashicons CMB2 (wiki) WP_Query Template Hierarchy get_post_meta()


Show prefix/suffix for posts in a certain category

This function allows you to show a suffix or prefix on the post title for posts in a certain category without actually editing the post title.


Managing projects in git with branches

This is my development workflow that I use for projects based in git. The idea is simple: branch everything and create branches for each of your hosting environments too.


Deploying your plugin to GitHub and simultaneously with great ease

Using a deployment script is the quickest and easiest way to get your plugin or theme deployed to GitHub and simultaneously to And the best part? You don’t need to know anything about Subversion.


Pass YOURLS short links to Jetpack’s Publicize and Sharing modules

Using filters, you can pass your YOURLS shortlink to Jetpack’s Publicize and Sharing modules to get the most out of your YOURLS click stats


How to deactivate certain plugins on your development servers

There are certain plugins that you simply don’t want running on your local or staging sites, so this is how I manage systematically deactivating them.

How to run BuySellAds over SSL in WordPress

BuySellAds now supports SSL which means that you can upgrade your whole site to HTTPS even if you’re running BSA ad zones

You can make your site much more secure by taking this simple step

A simple snippet to force SSL for your whole site

This snippet will help you if you want to force visitors to view your site over HTTPS (using SSL), even if they try to use HTTP.


Hide a taxonomy metabox in the post editor

When you want to have more control over how your custom taxonomies are used, you may want to hide the default metabox provided by WordPress to allow you to use other methods for specifying the terms, such as using CMB 2.0


Use WordPress’ built-in dashicons for custom post types

Dashicons is a special font built in to WordPress that you can use throughout your site, such as for icons for custom post types in your dashboard menus