Connect Coda 2 MySQL with SiteGround databases

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This morning I had to do some heavier editing of database tables, so I wanted to take the opportunity to test the MySQL editor that's built in to Coda 2. It's actually really simple, you just need to know exactly what to input into each field, and where to find that info. First off... if you don't use SiteGround (aff), I consider it the best bang for hosting WordPress websites. SiteGround Settings and Setup Step 1: Login to your SiteGround account Step 2: Go to "My Accounts" then … [Read more...]

Why I love Easy Digital Downloads, HINT – it’s not just because it works well

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I've been using Easy Digital Downloads (EDD) for a while now. I love it. Chances are, you already know about it. Chances are, if you've used it (or any of Pippin's plugins) you love it too. It's a really, really, really well built plugin that does exactly what it says, right out of the box. FOR FREE. Yep, there's an add-on for that Easy Digital Downloads is not feature heavy by default, and by design. Unlike other e-commerce plugins for WordPress, EDD doesn't bloat it's fundamental purpose … [Read more...]

Customize the Genesis Executive Pro Theme without touching a line of code

Executive Theme customizer

In lieu of my recent announcement about the release of Styles add-ons for Genesis, I'm trying to keep up with steady release of 2.0 ready (and HTML5) themes from Studiopress. Executive Pro Theme from Studiopress Executive is a very popular child theme and a lot of people have been anxiously awaiting the HTML5 version to be released. Though the looks haven't changed much, if at all, the real power is under the hook... but you already knew that didn't you? Styles add-on for Executive … [Read more...]

Styles add-ons for Genesis themes now available

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There's a promo video at the bottom of this post for those that don't care to read ;) We are pleased to announce the release of our add-ons (plugins) for Genesis 2.0 child themes. The Styles Plugin by Brainstorm Media is an innovative new plugin that allows easy and fast style customizations of WordPress themes via WordPress's own customizer. View our Styles add-ons Non-coders rejoice! If you are a non-coder but like the speed, security, designs, etc of Studiopress and the Genesis … [Read more...]

Sneak Peak of the new “Latent” child theme for Genesis 2.0

Latent - Genesis Child Theme sneak peak

EDIT: Latent is available now! As some of my Twitter and Google + followers already know, I'm near completion of my first premium child theme built on the Genesis Framework (affiliate link). This theme is a cleaner and more refined version of The Stiz Recording Studio's website... plus it's built on Genesis 2.0. I'm not sure if I'll put a theme shop on this website, team up with some other colleagues of mine who are also getting in the theme game, or launch a separate site … [Read more...]

Use WP_Query To Alter The Posts Per Page Of A Custom Taxonomy Term Archive Of A Custom Post Type

Wow, that title got me all dizzy. It's okay though, it's not that complicated, right? I just wanted to get this posted before I forgot what I did and where I did it. Since I use custom post types and custom taxonomies quite a bit, I need to reference this code quite a bit. On the current site I'm working on, here's what I have: Custom post type: Portfolio ( 'portfolio' ) Custom taxonomy: Portfolio Categories ( 'portfolio_cat' ) Portfolio category term archive: Media Analyst ( … [Read more...]

Using Custom Post Types And Meta Fields To “Client-Proof” Adding New Content

Using Custom Post Types And Meta Fields To “Client-Proof” Adding New Content

In the website I recently launched, my client wanted to have the ability to add new videos to the portfolio section of their site. With the need to make this as streamlined and easy to use for a non-techie (and a person new to WordPress) to update, I decided to use custom meta fields on top of a custom post type. The client's need was also a bit tricky as they had some of their work on YouTube along with other videos being displayed on HBO's website. HBO has their own custom player so it … [Read more...]