PHP and the Elvis Operator

In PHP the ternary operator can really help clean up your code, especially for short conditional assignments. The ternary operator can help improve the readability of your code as well. Someone recently enlightened me and showed me the Elvis operator and it’s usage for simple assignments. more…


Reset Password for Users in Drupal Using Drush

A lost password can be a real headache, especially if it’s the admin account for an installation. It is possible to login without credentials or reset a password for any user from the command line using drush. more…


Change the Git Remote Repository URL

I recently moved one of my Git repositories to a new location and needed to change the URL of my local checkout. There are a few ways to go about this, the easy way and the hard way. more…


Scroll Back to Top WordPress Plugin

Scroll Back to Top is a WordPress plugin to add a button that appears only when users scroll down the page allowing them to scroll to the top of the page. The plugin comes pre-configured and is fully functional on activation. The plugin offers a number of webmaster-friendly features to completely customize the look, position, and animation. more…


Scroll Back to Top WordPress Plugin Button Designs

The WordPress Scroll Back to Top plugin is extremely flexible and can accommodate nearly any design to match an existing website.  By adjusting a few simple configuration options you can easily adapt the plugin to your site in minutes.  To give you some inspiration for different scroll to top button ideas and to illustrate how simple it is to change the design I have a few screenshots of the button in action along with the settings needed to execute the design. more…


Managing WordPress Roles and Capabilities

The WordPress permissions system is pretty straight forward, each task a user performs on a WordPress installation requires the capability to perform that task. These capabilities are how a WordPress installation can allow authors to write articles but not edit plugins, or allow editors to manipulate content but not change a theme. more…




Scrabble Word Finder Review

As an avid Scrabble® and Words with Friends® I often try to make unique and challenging words. There are many helpful resources to study up on words that can be made using challenging sets of letters. Some of these sites are used for cheating, but often they are a great tool to simply learn new words that you may not know exist. My favorite site for finding new Scrabble words is a lexical Scrabble word finder tool that I wrote called Word Finder Cheat. more…