thoughts

Stuff I notice. Not exactly a blog.

cartoon type drawing of an employee day at work
 

Website UX Approach

This project was the beginning of a redesign for a client site, which we were handling in-house. I guided the proposed structure and worked closely with the team to identify audience needs and expectations. 

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WordPress coding example

Curious about how I write code? Here’s a peek inside a project that uses the Advanced Custom Fields plugin to make it easy for editors to add content while allowing the site to maintain design consistency.

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WordPress category archives when the category only has one post

A client site uses custom post type taxonomies to set up a few distinct sections. The category archive page typically lists all post titles with a link, but there was one category that had just one post. In that instance, it would be nice to save the viewer a click and show the post directly. A […]

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Repeater fields in a field group using ACF with WordPress

This challenge was brought to me by the Advanced Custom Fields plugin. I love this plugin and use it a lot. It’s especially good for instances where a page or post needs specific info, so entry fields can be set up to get the info the way it’s needed. The need: a page template that […]

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magic wand above a pile of documents
 

One brief to rule them all

An effective way to make sure meeting decisions are productive: Have a short creative brief that is read at the start of every project meeting.

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nice little bit to fix tag archive

I was having a problem with tag archive not pulling from custom post types, or from pages (I added a plugin to add tags to pages). After much searching and minor hair loss, I found this: function post_type_tags_fix($request) { if ( isset($request[‘tag’]) && !isset($request[‘post_type’]) ) $request[‘post_type’] = ‘any’; return $request; } add_filter(‘request’, ‘post_type_tags_fix’); from here: […]

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