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I’m going to Mars!

By Matt Graham / May 22, 2019 / 0 Comments
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Freelancing 101: Full Time Contracts

By Matt Graham / May 14, 2018 / 0 Comments

It’s no secret that I’ve done a lot of contracting over the years I’ve been a developer. I started out with a contract job and have done several since. Most of them were very good. I highly recommend both Vitamin T and PMC Recruitment for genuinely caring about their contractors. They have fantastic staff, and…

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Get on the Dev Train

By Matt Graham / January 28, 2018 / 0 Comments

There are days when you get on the train and you think it’s just going to be another day of the commuter life. Then there are days like a day last fall, where I noticed the octocat sticker on the back of the phone of the guy in front of me. He had plugged his…

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Creative Commons Scavenger Hunt – Copyright and Fair Use

By Matt Graham / December 1, 2017 / 0 Comments

Photo by Julius Drost on Unsplash

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HTML in Functions Kills Kittens: MVC In WordPress Plugins and Themes

By Matt Graham / November 1, 2017 / 0 Comments

These are the speaker notes for the talk that I gave at WordCamp Ottawa or Toronto 2017. If that’s where you get the address from, you’re in the right place! I have an example boilerplate at the bottom of the post. I would love to hear from you on this talk. Questions? Kudos? Criticism? Leave…

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#wpdrama or Conference Planning 101

By Matt Graham / October 3, 2017 / 0 Comments

Another WordCamp has come and gone. I’ve been going to WordCamp Toronto since the beginning—2007—and I’ve seen some of the best planned and best speakers I’ve seen this side of a $1000 conference; some even better. For the last year I’ve actually taken the plunge into speaking at some of the WordCamps in the Southern…

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Crusty Bread

Using Yoast or Breadcrumb NavXT in Page Builders

By Matt Graham / June 21, 2017 / 4 Comments

I’m a huge fan of Beaver Builder, not so much a fan of Divi Builder; sometimes, when you’re building out pages in one of those (or others) you use a template that doesn’t have standard headers or footers. Though it’s not as in style as it used to be, some clients/UX designers still like having…

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The Auto Industry is a Fraud

By Matt Graham / January 27, 2017 / 0 Comments

Click bait, n’est pas? So as many of my Facebook friends know, I’ve been trying to sell my Buick Encore for a little over 3 months now. I have it on LeaseBusters (which in my opinion is a giant rip off, more on that later) and So far, I’ve gotten a total of 6…

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Creating a plugin for WooCommerce

By Matt Graham / January 18, 2017 / 0 Comments

I was looking around wanting to find info on creating a plugin that leverages WooCommerce, and found their guide on their docs site. However, it didn’t go according to plan because their docs are a bit outdated, probably due to the fact they aren’t accepting submission to their own repo anymore. So without further adieu,…

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WordPress as an Application Framework

By Matt Graham / June 24, 2016 / 0 Comments

Photo by Samuel Zeller on Unsplash

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