Ridgeview Technology is now Mad Cow Web Design

Why “Mad Cow”? Where did the name come from? The name “Mad Cow” is a combination of a couple of things. Mostly, I just love cows. Going to college in West Virginia introduced me to a more rural lifestyle. My friend Jim and I spent countless hours “up on the farm” where his family rented…

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Adding Custom Fields

Attaching our CPTs to our Custom Post Type In this video we cover using the Advanced Custom Fields plugin and adding those fields to our Custom Post Type  

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Exploring the Custom Post Type UI Plugin

Creating our first CPT and Custom Taxonomy! In this video we get into the nitty-gritty of creating a custom post type and a custom taxonomy using the Custom Post Types UI Plugin. Next time, we’re going to look at the front-facing side of our sites and then move on over to Advanced Custom Fields  

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Posts and Post Types

Intro Video This is a quick overview of the following: What are the basic components of a WordPress site? What is a “post”? What is a “custom post type”? What is the purpose of CPTs and why do I care? Quick overview of the CPT UI plugin and how to evaluate an unknown plugin.

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Hooky Woo WooCommerce Hooks Customizer

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Well, I finally did it. 🙂 I released my first plugin on the WordPress repo (or is it called the “directory” now?). Lots of folks don’t really encourage this type of behavior. There are plenty who believe the hassle of the support requests outweighs the joy of sharing something cool with the world. For me,…

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I ain’t scared…. much….

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Alright. I had to make a video embed shortcode for a client and figured some folks may want to peek at it and maybe use it. Basically, this allows your clients to add videos into their pages, include some padding and float, yet maintain the beauty of responsive design. Currently only available for YouTube and…

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Advancing Advanced Custom Fields

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I recently had the privilege of speaking at a local Meetup Group here in Boulder.  The Boulder WordPress Meetup is comprised of a fairly wide ranging array of skill sets when it comes to WordPress Development.  A handful of the folks that attend these meetings are casual fans of WordPress and simply want to further…

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Learn the code, you will

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Another one of the sage lessons Sean taught me was once you start digging into the code, specifically he was talking about HTML, you will start to see patterns.  It doesn’t take an HTML expert to recognize these patterns and be able to start to make some edits.  Before we go any further, a disclaimer:…

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Getting Started With WordPress

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If you’re just starting out on your quest for WordPress domination (or just building your own awesome site), the task can seem a bit overwhelming.  I have been working with wordpress for a little over 5 years now.  I started my Colorado Web Design business on Feb 28, 2011 (yes, I had to go and…

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