Topic: PHP

How to Add Different Sidebar Content For Each Page in WordPress

Adding Different Sidebar Content to Each Page in WordPress

Published May 29, 2014 by Brad Knutson

I’ve built my fair share of WordPress sites. My clients love WordPress because it makes updating their content extremely simple after our contract is up. Of all the project I’ve done and been asked to do, WordPress is by far the most requested. For all that WordPress is, it does have it’s flaws. I’ve written […]

Should Marketers Learn to Code?

Should Marketers Learn to Code?

Published March 6, 2014 by Brad Knutson

There seems to be a never ending debate amongst marketers. Should marketers learn to code? I find this debate very interesting. My background is in web design and development, but in the last few years I’ve also dived heavily into the marketing world. I’ve come across many marketers who also have backgrounds in web development. […]

How To Get The Google+ Share Count For a URL

Google+ Share Count

Published September 25, 2013 by Brad Knutson

I recently built Share Tally, a social sharing tracking tool. I crawled the internet and determined how to gather share data for many social networks including Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, and Pinterest. Each of the major social network makes social sharing data available to us through unofficial APIs. This isn’t exactly an ideal solution, but it’s […]

Learn Web Development at 2% the Cost of a College Degree

Learn Web Development with Treehouse

Published September 3, 2013 by Brad Knutson

When I first started college, I had every intention of becoming an Actuary and holding a fancy corporate job wearing suits and working on the 42nd floor of some high rise in a major city. 4 years of college later and I only recently realized that I could have saved a lot of money and […]

WordPress Quick Tip: Functionality Plugins

WordPress Quick Tip: Functionality Plugins

Published August 15, 2013 by Brad Knutson

Every WordPress Developer is guilty of writing functions and then placing them in their WordPress theme’s functions.php file. If you’ve read any of my blog posts, you are well aware I do it all the time! There isn’t necessarily anything wrong with it, but there is a better practice. To keep your WordPress installation as […]

How To Build Your Own URL Shortener With Apache, PHP, and MySQL

URL Shortener

Published August 11, 2013 by Brad Knutson

Short URLs aren’t as popular as they once were, and we can thank Twitter for that. Short URLs were made popular by the 140-character or less update platform where it was necessary to save as much space as possible for text. Of course, now Twitter builds it’s own short URLs, so this practice isn’t exactly […]

Creating a jQuery Slider with WordPress Post Thumbnails

Create a jQuery Slide with WordPress Post Thumbnails

Published July 29, 2013 by Brad Knutson

We’ve all seen websites that have sliders on their home pages. A few examples from my niche that come to mind are SearchEngineLand and SearchEngineJournal. These sliders are a great way to grab users attention and point them through to your content. For WordPress, there are a lot of plugins out there that will allow […]

Simple Kred API Example

Kred API Example

Published July 15, 2013 by Brad Knutson

I’ve been on a bit of a “Social Authority” (or “Influence” depending on what side of the fence you are on…) kick lately. I’ve been playing with some different social scoring APIs and having a little fun with them. I came across Kred quite a while ago. The service has come a long way in […]

Using Instagram’s API to Create an Image Gallery

Create an Image Gallery with Instagram API

Published July 6, 2013 by Brad Knutson

I’ve been taking a lot of Instagram photos lately, and it occurred to me that maybe I want to display a gallery of these images outside of the app. I realize that Instagram is accessible from desktop computers, but I want people to be able to see my images on my site, without being authenticated […]

Automatically Replace Twitter Username With Link in WordPress

Replace Twitter Username With Link in WordPress

Published June 28, 2013 by Brad Knutson

Ever wonder how some sites allow you to enter a Twitter handle (preceeded by an @ symbol) and turn it into a URL directly to that users Twitter page? This is actually accomplished fairly easily with a little PHP, and can be quickly converted to a WordPress function. Enter the below code directly into your […]

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