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: PHP.net 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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