It’s been a long time…

It’s been almost two years since I’ve written anything on my personal website. Too many of my interactions and thoughts have been published on alternative platforms, which became a source of fear and chaos for me personally. To disrupt the habit of consuming these sources I blocked the websites entirely on my router to put… Continue reading It’s been a long time…

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Joining GoDaddy

I am so excited to announce that I’m joining GoDaddy! I’ll be joining as a Software Engineer on the WordPress Experience team starting Monday. I can’t express how excited I am about this opportunity, every bit of it is surreal. I’ll be working alongside Rich Tabor, changing the way people use WordPress on GoDaddy’s Managed… Continue reading Joining GoDaddy

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Excellence

No matter what you do. Do it the best way you can—or not at all. If you want to reach your full potential, that’s the quickest route. It’s also the hardest.

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My Favorite Podcasts

For the longest time music was my source of productivity. Music can quickly get me into “the zone” when I’m working and enables me to get a lot of tasks completed in a short amount of time. I definitely still play music to get into this zone but over the last few years I’ve enjoyed… Continue reading My Favorite Podcasts

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Unqualified

Every great developer you know got there by solving problems they were unqualified to solve until they actually did it.

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Success

Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.

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Featured Image Fallback for Child Pages

Continuing from the same project where I needed to highlight a parent page in a WordPress menu when on a child page, featured images is another place where I wanted some custom functionality. This custom functionality I’m about to share wasn’t necessarily a requirement but I wanted to make it as simple as possible for the… Continue reading Featured Image Fallback for Child Pages

Highlighting parent page in WordPress menus

Menus in WordPress are a really simple and easy way to manage various navigation bars in a theme. wp_nav_menu() does a lot of the work automatically and includes a number of CSS classes for styling. Highlighting the current page is especially useful using .current-menu-item and .current-menu-ancestor classes. There was one issue I recently ran into though.… Continue reading Highlighting parent page in WordPress menus