One of the most popular meetup formats is the Help Desk. A good Help Desk is a huge draw for any local meetup. If you are looking to grow your group, I encourage you to schedule one. They are also quite easy to set up. All you need is a space with reliable wifi and a few… Continue reading How to run a successful Help Desk meetup
For those that aren’t aware, I am lead organizer of WordCamp Montclair 2020, which is happening May 30-31st. This past Friday myself and 2 other organizers (Eileen and Howard) went to our venue at Montclair State University to shoot some short promo videos. This was Eileen’s idea, and I thought it was a really great… Continue reading WordCamp Montclair 2020 Promo Videos
So far in 2020 I’ve submitted talks to two WordCamps that are happening in the next few months. The talk I submitted is similar to the one I gave at WordCamp NYC in 2019, but with the plan to tighten it up a bit and expand on just one of the topics that I feel… Continue reading Top 10 Tech Talks
A good friend of mine emailed me today with a WordPress question: we have a url like /category/term1/ that we’re using to filter on stuff If I do get_query_var(‘category’) it will properly return ‘term1’ If we have the url like /category/term1+term2/ get_query_var(‘category’) still only returns ‘term1’… do you have any insight as to why? Thanks… Continue reading TIL: comma-separated terms
Here’s a cool little trick for adding widget areas that are unique to posts, but without cluttering up Appearance->Widgets in the admin. Instead, we utilize the Customizer, which is perfect for this sort of thing. First thing, we need to hook a function into `init` where we register our widget area.
I was fortunate to be able to attend the very first WordCamp US this past weekend. It was held in Philadelphia, which is a reasonable drive from where I live in North Jersey. It’s also usually hard for me to get away these days since I have a 17-month-old child, but luckily, my wife was fine with… Continue reading The Day After WordCamp US
I wrote this bit of code for a knock-off Google Image UI I’ve recently been working on. Like Google Image search, my UI opens the image details below the thumbnail on click. Within those image details are forward and back arrows to navigate previous and next images. This script adjusts the vertical scroll as I click… Continue reading Use jQuery to center element in viewport
This past weekend was WordCamp NYC 2014, and I must say, it was a huge improvement from previous WordCamps in New York. It’s no secret that I’ve been a bit critical of New York WordCamps in the past. For the record, I’ve only been to WordCamps in two cities: New York and Boston. Until now, Boston was… Continue reading Last weekend at WordCamp NYC