Church Metrics Dashboard

Church Metrics Dashboard Plugin

A couple of weeks ago I took a few days to write a new WordPress plugin. There is a free service from LifeChurch.tv called Church Metrics. This service allows you to setup Campuses, Categories, and Events that you can track numbers for. These numbers can be anything you’d like. Attendance, baptisms, first-time visitors, etc. Church…

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The WordPress Customizer and Checkboxes

While working with checkbox inputs in the Customizer, I discovered an inconsistency with the values that were being returned to my plugin using the get_option  function. Please note that WordPress saves checkbox values in the options table as either “1” or “” for checked and unchecked respectively. Below are some of the scenarios that I…

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AngularJS Factory for WordPress

I’ve been working on an Ionic Framework app that gets all of its data from WordPress REST API. Everything from custom post types to menus and pages. Right now, I’ve only built in functions for the data that my app needed, but I’ll be adding to it as I build more apps. Hosting it on…

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Listing WordPress Posts in an Ionic Framework Application

This article assumes that you have some existing knowledge of the Ionic Framework and AngularJS. With the WP-API getting more and more mature, I thought I’d share how I recently integrated WordPress data into a cross-platform mobile app. Approximately three months ago I picked up the Ionic Framework which uses AngularJS and Cordova to create…

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Fixing Mistakes

A couple of months ago, I added some code to a plugin that I wrote to use wp_schedule_single_event() in order to schedule some background processes. These were to keep data up to date and to clear out expired data. I did some testing on a few sites and everything seemed to work great. A couple of…

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Transient Fallback Class for WordPress

I’ve been doing a lot of work with a 3rd party API over the past year. One of my frustrations has been how long it takes to request information from the API. Some of the requests could take up to 30+ seconds. The user visiting the site would have to wait during that time for…

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CCBPress for WordPress

I’m proud to announce that, as of yesterday, CCBPress is officially for sale! I’ve been working on the project for well over a year. It hasn’t been a full-time project, but it’s certainly been keeping me busy. CCBPress “Introducing the easiest way to display information from Church Community Builder on your church WordPress site” This…

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Rewrite Rules

I’ve been reading up on Rewrite Rules for displaying non-WordPress content. For almost the past year, I have slowly been working on a plugin that connects to a third-party API to bring in content. (It’s been an on and off process…mostly off.) Until now, all of the content lived as widgets. Now that I’ve discovered…

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Focusing

Focusing

Back in July, I wrote a post called Getting Started with iOS Development. At the time, I had an idea for an app or two and really wanted to create them. Then in August I wrote about Simplifying both tangible and intangible things. That simplification has now evolved into focusing. Focusing my talents and abilities on…

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Layout Settings for Pressgram v1.1.3

This is just a cosmetic update.  Since around v2.0.0 of the official Pressgram WordPress Plugin, the Pressgram settings have move to their own section under Settings > Media. Layout Settings for Pressgram v1.1.3 simply moves the layout settings to the same location as the Pressgram plugin settings. Enjoy! Check your WordPress Dashboard for the update…

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