Posts by Michael Gillihan

Add an Author Box to the Beaver Builder Theme

A screenshot of the code from the Easy Author Box for Beaver Builder Theme plugin.

You’ve spent hours crafting that new post. Days of editing and tweaking have passed. It’s your masterpiece, your magnum opus! You should get some credit for your efforts, right?! Get the credit you deserve by adding an Author Box to your site. Adding an Author Box to your blog posts is a great way introduce…

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Tools, Links and References for WordPress Professionals

A nice, clean office desk with an Apple monitor, keyboard, mouse and iPhone.

My primary development tool is a narcoleptic 2011 Macbook Pro. It works hard, but those old bones just don’t function like they used to. Recently, after completing a fresh install of the OS, I was transferring my favorites from a backup and it occurred to me that I have a rather large collection of WordPress…

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Hit Pause and Take a Break

A couple site on a park bench looking out over San Francisco Bay.

Yesterday, I had to just walk away from my desk at least three times. I was struggling with an issue on a client site, befuddled by a membership solution for our startup and stressing about a proposal I submitted last week. I kept digging and tweaking and poking and cutting and pasting and reading and…

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2015 in the Rearview

A beautiful teenage girl smiles at the camera while standing on the beach.

There’s this saying about not being able to shine a turd. Well, it’s true. I would love to reflect and highlight the positive, but if nothing else, this year has reminded me that sometimes you just have to accept things as they happen, adapt and move forward. It’s difficult looking back to identify many positive events from…

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