Force SSL when using WPEngine staging or transferrable installs

I use WPEngine as my development environment for client sites. Using git to push code changes and Migrate DB Pro to push content changes makes development a breeze. There is one small quirk that I’ve noticed. WPEngine forces SSL on the backend, but lets you use either http or https on the frontend. Even if…

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…

Full Width Landing Pages in Genesis

A lot of sites I’ve developed recently use a full width approach for their homepages and landing pages. Examples: OutboundEngine, Bloomfire, Informal Cowboy, and WebAssign. On pages like this, Genesis outputs a lot of markup you don’t need, like divs for .site-inner .wrap, .content-sidebar-wrap, .content, .entry …. We could remove the styling from those elements…