How to overlay a grid on your website

Most designers use a grid to organize content on the page. When I’m developing a website using their designs, it’s nice to be able to visually access that grid to ensure elements are all lining up as expected. This works great alongside my Column Class Generator, which provides the CSS for implementing the grid. The…

How to accurately calculate the value of a CD

A Certificate of Deposit, or CD, is a time deposit that allows you to invest a certain amount of money at a specified interest rate and period of time. There’s a lot of CD Calculators online, but usually they don’t match your exact start date and compounding period so the accrued interest isn’t correct. I track the…

Sorting Query Results by Multiple Meta Keys

I’m building a website that features reviews of hosting companies. I’m storing Price, Rating, and “Top Pick” as post meta. Users can sort the results by Price, Rating and Post Date. The client wants Top Picks to always show up first. So if they select it to sort by Price (Low to High), it will first display all…

Create Shortcut Arguments for Display Posts Shortcode

I might be biased, but I really enjoy using my Display Posts Shortcode plugin. It makes it easy to query posts without any code. It provides clients the ability to dynamically list whatever content they’d like without having me build custom templates. It’s also incredibly powerful – almost all of the WP_Query arguments are available. See…

Tax Tips

Even if you hire someone else to prepare your taxes, it’s useful to be aware of potential savings so that you can provide your accountant the proper documentation. Here are some tips to minimize your tax bill.