02 Mar 2013

.htaccess block linking to your images

through the power of .htaccess we can prevent anyone from linking to images on your site. If someone tries to post an image from your site in their blog, you can redirect it to a new image of your choosing. Basically this is checking if the referrer of the image is your domain, if it is not, […]

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22 Feb 2013

OSM: Oreo Separator Machine

18 Jan 2013

Don’t Track Analytics for Admins

I often run into situations where I am editing a site, or checking my pages, but do not want to count the time i spend on my own site to count towards my Analytics Tracking. To fix this, I only display my analytics code when the user is not logged in, or is logged in […]

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06 Aug 2012

WordCamp 2012

Here is a lovely write up about me on the WordCamp site. I’ll be presenting next month at the University of Utah for WordCamp on “The Psychology of Web Design”. If you are in the area, you should come check it out. And if you missed my presentation last year, it was recorded and is […]

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06 Oct 2011

WordCamp SLC 2011 Review

I had the great opportunity to speak at this years WordCamp SLC over the weekend. If you haven’t been to a WordCamp, it is a conference where a bunch of WordPress experts get together and share their knowledge and experiences with the open source platform. If you have been to a WordCamp, then it is […]

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24 Jul 2011

Shortcode to hide content from users that aren’t logged in

A common issue many beginner WordPress users run into is blocking certain content from users that aren’t registered or logged in. Here is a short, simple solution in the form of a shortcode. Any content between the code block will only be output if the user has registered and logged in to their account. You can […]

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06 Jul 2011

WordPress Plugin Development for Beginners

The power of WordPress is its ability to be customized and expand the core functionality using plugins. Plugins utilize PHP as well as the default functions, hooks, filters, and actions that are shipped with WordPress. We’ll cover the basics of writing our own WordPress plugins from scratch, but I’m assuming you already understand the basics […]

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06 Jun 2011

WordCamp SLC 2011

Wordcamp is an annual conference/unconference held in cities all over world. It focuses on everything WordPress, and is an informal, community organized event that is coming to Salt Lake City September 10th. Over the last few years, I’ve spent a lot of time working for large SEO companies and developing custom WordPress solutions. As a […]

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09 Mar 2011

Updating WordPress Posts and Pages with CTRL+S

I spend a lot of time coding. a lot. So much so, that when I write posts and pages on my WordPress sites and go to save it, I hit Ctrl+S (Cmd+S on Mac), which is the short-key to save in pretty much any program ever made. It can get frustrating to save and have […]

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14 Dec 2010

Using WordPress MShots

With WordPress blog sites, you can either host your own via’s downloadable WP scripts, or host with There’s usually not much of a difference between the two, although most of the time hosting your own site will give you more control over what happens behind the scenes. There are the occasional benefits of […]

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