Customize FullCalendar 2 to look like Google Calendar

FullCalendar 2 is a great jQuery plugin that provides and generates a full sized calendar. It’s a fantastic script and extremely well written. The best part about it is it ships with an add-on that gives you Google Calendar support. With this add-on you can pull in all the events from your Google Calendar (or…Continue Reading

WordPress one click updates with MAMP PRO

Just a tidbit for those developers, like myself, who haven’t made the jump to Vagrant (yet) and are still rockin’ MAMP. I very rarely do development locally (typically I dev sites on my super sweet Synthesis VPS) so MAMP PRO still fits the bill nicely for me. Anyways, if you do fine yourself using MAMP and…Continue Reading

Giving users control over their avatars


I’ve been working on a handful membership sites recently. One of the feature requests I get repeatedly is for members to easily manage their avatar/profile photo – a totally reasonable request. None of the existing solutions did everything I needed, so I wrote my own. It’s available on Reading

Taking advantage of the template_include filter

If you are like me, you often want to control what template file WordPress uses. Some of the methods I’ve seen around the internet try to use template_redirect. Others are even worse and employ sticking tons of conditionals inside WordPress template files (eg category.php). Well I am here to tell you there is a much easier way.…Continue Reading

Starter Genesis child theme

UPDATE 1/23/2012: The starter theme has been completely rebuilt using the styles and features from Genesis 1.8. I created a new repo (and removed the old one) so the links below have been updated accordingly. Please check out the readme for more information! This is my personal “starter” theme (base theme) I use when working with…Continue Reading

bbPress 2.0 RC5 brings Genesis compatibility

Just a few days ago bbPress 2 rc5 was released. It has a handful of tweaks, but the one I wanted to point out is addressing Genesis Framework compatibility. Ticket #1622 was opened just 2 weeks ago by jjj and was based on the bbPress Genesis Extend plugin I had thrown together to fix a few…Continue Reading

Favorite OSX Apps

A buddy of mine, Gil Rutkowski (@flashingcursor), is in the process of switching over to OSX. Both to help him, and serve as a quick reference for myself, I compiled a quick list of my favorite OSX apps. Maybe it contains some hidden gems to you!Continue Reading