Adam J. Balée

Search WordPress by Custom Fields without a Plugin

Custom fields are one of the more powerful features available in WordPress. They are particularly useful when extending WordPress via the use of custom post types. I create custom post types all the time for things like products, portfolios, or galleries when developing WordPress themes for clients. Custom fields are extremely handy when it comes…

How to Display a Random WordPress Post Anywhere on Your Site

In some cases, you may want to display a random post on your WordPress site. In order to make this happen, we can create a new query using the WP_Query function. WP_Query gives you the ability to create multiple loops on any given page of your site, without conflicting with the existing loop. Use the…

Hide WordPress Update Notice without a Plugin

WordPress does an awesome job of making things as easy as possible for users and developers alike. Every time a new version of WordPress is released, we are provided with a handy reminder in our administration panel and given the option to use the automatic update feature. On more than one occasion I have tried…

WordCamp Philly – 10/30/2010

I will be attending my first WordCamp in Philadelphia on Oct. 30th. Yes, my friends have been telling me I’m a nerd for years, but I think this makes it official. All kidding aside, I’m really looking forward to the event. I have invested a lot of time and effort into learning the ins and…