Upcoming: WordCamp Lyon

I am absolutely thrilled to be speaking at the first WordCamp Lyon on June 5! Lyon holds a special place in my heart, being the first city I lived in upon arriving in France back in 1996, and where I eventually moved and started my career in the web a couple years later. My first…

WordCamp Lyon

Where does your value lie?

I woke up this morning to news analysis about the recent Instant Articles deal that Facebook made with nine big media outlets. Social media and the democratization of publishing have already turned us all into “journalists”, and this move further brings into question where news outlets fit in to today’s society and where their future lies….

Where does your value lie?

Post placeholders

Ever have a layout set on a fixed number of posts that sometimes stops short? Ever wanted an easy solution for creating placeholder to fill those empty spaces? Here ya go. Insert the content you want to make the series of posts display seamlessly, the placeholder filling in for however many posts you fall short….

Bootstrap grid column height hack

Say that three times fast smile I recently integrated the Bootstrap grid into my toolbox because man, does it make life easier. It’s a simple, portable system for creating fluid, responsive grid layouts, with a number of cool features to boot (no pun intended). I think my favorite feature is the push-pull, allowing you to…

Bootstrap grid

Maintenance matters

When you think about it, the idea of “maintenance” or “upkeep” is found in all aspects our every days lives. Take health for example. It’s common knowledge that in order to stay healthy, we have to take care of ourselves. This means eating well, exercising regularly and drinking in moderation. It’s not a promise of long life,…

Maintenance Matters

Showcase: Gravity Forms

Nowadays I delete about 4 out of 5 tweets that I write. Only 1 of 5 only ever gets published. Why? Because I try to avoid reactive, negative tweets, and anything without intrinsic value. (And yes, I consider my own amusement and that of others to have intrinsic value). So sometime between last night and…

Gravity Forms showcase

Remove blog slug from multisite installations

WordPress has this wonderful feature that allows you to create an endless number of websites from a single installation of the software. It’s known as multisite, or a network installation, and setting it up is relatively easy. This network will always be based on the very first website you create, each subsequent site becoming an…


A New Year, takeaways and things to come

Wow, we’ve barely had time to reflect on 2014 and 2015 has already given us a lot to think about. It now seems not only difficult, but almost inappropriate to talk about anything mundane since the events of last week in Paris left the world in shock (or at least got the bulk of the media…

New Year 2015

Auto-generate your post title with ACF data

Every once in a while you may find yourself with a custom post type that doesn’t really need a title. Take events for example. They will have dates, places and venues, but in many cases giving an event a name is redundant. And anything that is redundant is extra work. Or maybe you have a…

Auto-create your post title with ACF data

Web conferences: Keep it simple? Yes please!

November 29, 2014 was the first edition of WPTech in Nantes, a WordPress conference dedicated to developers. And I tip my hat! I gotta say that the organizers did a great job, despite the obstacles they faced in getting there. Originally they had set out to create a WordCamp, a WordPress conference sanctioned by the WordPress Foundation and overseen by…

WPTech Nantes