My Podcasting Equipment


I love to podcast! There's something that has always excited me about recording an internet show that anyone in the world can subscribe to. I started playing with podcasting back in 2007. The first official podcast I co-hosted was WordPress … [Continue reading]

Detecting a Large Multisite Network in WordPress

If you have ever worked on a very large Multisite network in WordPress, you probably understand the challenges of working with large sets of data. WordPress contains a function to help you detect a large network, wp_is_large_network(). This … [Continue reading]

PressNomics 2015


Current status: On an airplane flying to sunny Phoenix, Arizona for PressNomics 3! PressNomics is an awesome event that focuses on the commercial side of WordPress. The event is self-described as "The conference for those that power the WordPress … [Continue reading]

A Brief History of WordPress News and Podcasts

There has been a lot of discussion around the future of WordPress news and podcasts. The Professional WordPress book series spans 5 years (crazy!), so I thought it would be fun to take a look back at what WordPress news sites and podcasts were … [Continue reading]

Goodbye Camaro

2000 Chevrolet Camaro

This past weekend I sold my Chevrolet Camaro. It was a sad day, having owned the car for 15 years. I bought my Camaro brand new back in 2000 when I was in the Marine Corps. The car was a stick shift, which I had no idea how to drive, so my friend … [Continue reading]

WordPress Checked and Selected Functions

Two of my favorite functions in WordPress are the checked() and selected() functions. Both of these functions are extremely useful whenever you are working with form elements in your plugins and themes so it helps to understand both of these little … [Continue reading]

My Blogging Challenge for 2015

It's a new year which means it's time to set new goals for myself. This year one of my goals is to blog more. I published 4 posts in 2014, which I think we can all agree is pretty terrible. It's time to dust off this site and start blogging more … [Continue reading]

Pre-Order Professional WordPress Third Edition


Professional WordPress Third Edition has been officially completed and is available for pre-order on Amazon! Every chapter in this new edition of the book has been completely updated for WordPress 4.1. The book also features two brand new … [Continue reading]

Understanding WordPress Taxonomy Table Relationships


When working with taxonomies in WordPress, it's helpful to understand the taxonomy database schema. The WordPress database contains three tables for storing taxonomy data: wp_terms - stores all of your taxonomy terms wp_term_taxonomy - defines … [Continue reading]

Professional WordPress Third Edition is Coming!

That's right, the highest rated WordPress development book on the market is back with an all new third edition! The writing has begun and Professional WordPress 3E has officially passed the halfway mark. Just like the previous edition, this version … [Continue reading]