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
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