Which Brad Will You Be Seeing at WordCamp Grand Rapids 2014?

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This year for WordCamp Grand Rapids, it is being held from Friday, August 15th – Sunday, August 17th and is taking place at the DeVos Center on Grand Valley State University’s Pew Campus. During WordCamp, you will have the chance … Continue reading

You broke it! Better Error Handling So Your Errors Don’t Suck!

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There you are. Face illuminated by the blue glow of the monitor. You’ve just finished passing the third of three sets of WP_Query arguments to a function that’s supposed to run a loop with the passed args. Except…arg is what you’re feeling right now because … Continue reading

Unit Testing Your Plugins

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So you have an amazing plugin, and it’s starting to get bigger and the bug reports are piling up (or better you are are starting a new plugin and you wanna do it right). Unfortunately getting PHPUnit to properly function … Continue reading

WordCamp Oma-what? Omaha!

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This is the first year that Omaha is having a WordCamp! It is running from Saturday, August 9th – Sunday, August 10th and is being held at the Metropolitan Community College.  During WordCamp Omaha, you will be able to see WDS … Continue reading

WDS Welcomes Dustin Filippini!

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WebDevStudios is proud to announce our newest developer – Dustin Filippini! Dustin has been creating for the web since the late 90s using all types of technologies, first using WordPress for a college project in 2005.  He credits the WordPress … Continue reading

Lisa Sabin-Wilson – Interview with WP Elevation

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Lisa Sabin-Wilson of WDS was recently interviewed by WP Elevation Founder, Troy Dean. In the interview, she talks about what is was like to move from freelancer to becoming a partner for WDS. She also talks about how she has overcome … Continue reading

Don’t repeat yourself! How to create an Author Box using the Gravatar API

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Wouldn’t it be great if the box above could be automatically filled by your Gravatar profile? Tons of services auto-populate your info using Gravatar right? Why can’t my profile information (and social media info) just auto populate in WordPress too!? (NOTE: … Continue reading

Evolving the Design Process

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Technology is advancing at what seems like the speed of light yet our design process hasn’t changed much at all over time. The kick-off meeting was held, research has been done and now the design phase begins. If you are … Continue reading

No Sleep Til’…. WordCamp! New York City, That Is.

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This year for WordCamp NYC it is being held at the New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge. The event is from Friday, August 1st until Sunday, August 3rd. On Friday the 1st, there will be a Contributors day held … Continue reading

Setting up WordPress + Nginx + HHVM For The Fastest Possible Load Times

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One of the most enjoyable parts about writing code is writing efficient and performant functionality. No matter how fast your code is, if your server itself isn’t running to it’s maximum performance, you’re not delivering your site as fast as you … Continue reading