In Defense of Consulting Businesses

At conferences and meetings with other freelancers, a common desire I hear is to shift more of their revenue from “trade-time-for-money” services to “mailbox-money / scalable” products. As a successful service provider with no plans to shift business models, I’d like to explain my reasoning and start a discussion.

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Overriding Options and Meta

One of my favorite “under-the-hood” features of WordPress and Genesis is the ability to override almost any kind of option/meta: site options, post meta, user meta, term meta….

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Custom Secondary Menu

Custom Menus are great for sitewide menus, but what if you only want to list a section’s subpages? I’ll walk you through pulling the relevant subpages from your custom menu.

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Admin Pages with Genesis

One of the best new features of Genesis 1.8 (and there are many) is a tool for making admin pages. These are needed if you’re building a plugin or a complex theme with site-wide settings that need to be managed. I recently built an Event Manager theme for promoting an event, and on our Event […]

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Manually Curated Related Posts

Here’s a way to specify which posts show up as “related” to the current post, as an alternative to the many plugins that automatically generate your list of related posts.

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