Reid Walley

Graphic designer since before the Internet. Started with newspaper paste-up; then art director for advertising agency in Reno, NV; and now freelancer designing marketing materials, print-on-demand t-shirt art, websites, and social media graphics.

WordPress WP_Query

WP Shout’s article “Using WP_Query Objects Without the Loop” explains it well: WP_Query isn’t an abstract entity; rather, it’s an object, in the programming sense. Let’s quickly summarize that discussion: Every individual object belongs to a larger class of those objects. For example, an individual Car object belongs to the class Car. Every object has things in common with …

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Learning PHP for WordPress

PHP for Beginners: Starting on Backend WordPress Development – WP Shout PHP 101: Gentle Introduction to WordPress Programming – Know The Code WordPress Template Tags: How They Show Post Content & More (eg: the_title vs get_the_title) – WP Shout Intermediate WP_Query Arguments – Bill Erickson Customizing the WordPress Query with pre_get_posts – Bill Erickson Custom …

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PHP Symbols – What Does This Symbol Mean in PHP?

Source: Stack Overflow PHP . (dot/decimal point) What does a . (dot) do in PHP? (Source: Stack Overflow) “.” and “.=” String Operators (Source: manual) There are two string operators. The first is the concatenation operator (‘.’), which returns the concatenation of its right and left arguments. The second is the concatenating assignment operator (‘.=‘), which …

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Kadence WP Resources

Using the free Kadence WordPress Theme and the premium Kadence Theme Pro Addon plugin. These are resources that I’ve found useful: How to show a widget area using a Hooked Element in Kadence – Webnolo Category Archive Template in Kadence Child Theme – Webnolo

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Category Posts in Custom Menu – Diana Koenraadt’s Awesome WordPress Plugin

Very cool plugin from By Diana Koenraadt. Plugin replaces selected Category links / Post Tag links / Custom taxonomy links in a Custom Menu by a list of their posts/pages. I created a Custom Post Type (CPT) called “Clients” and a Custom Taxonomy called “Client Status.” Then, within the Client Status custom taxonomy, I created 2 …

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Learning CSS Grid

Late Monday night, Nov 15, 2021, I came across CSS-Tricks’ article Look Ma, No Media Queries! Responsive Layouts Using CSS Grid. This would be perfect for building a particular section of Tom Gordon‘s new music recording studio website. The goal: a 3 column x 2 row layout on desktop that changes shape as the screen gets …

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