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

Five Ways to Secure Your WordPress Plugins

I wrote a piece on the VaultPress blog recently about some basic security practices plugin developers should know and include in their own plugins. This sums up my beliefs on being a plugin/theme developer: Writing plugins for WordPress gives us so much freedom and flexibility on the platform and with this ability comes a responsibility… Continue reading Five Ways to Secure Your WordPress Plugins

Talk: Getting Started with the Cron API

I’ve wanted to speak at a conference for a long time and only recently decided to take the leap by submitting a talk for the local WordCamp in Saratoga. I chose the topic of the Cron API because I use something very similar everyday at Automattic and I’ve not seen any talks on the component… Continue reading Talk: Getting Started with the Cron API