Hi, I’m Phil

a creative problem solver.

  • Custom Animated Submit Button for Ninja Forms

    Ninja Forms is easily one of my favorite WordPress plugins. It’s one of the most design agnostic form building plugins I’ve come across and has saved me time on every project. Every now and then a designer asks for some UI that isn’t easily accommodated by most form markup. I needed to animate a submit…

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  • Generate Post Title and Slug from Advanced Custom Fields

    I often need to create post titles in WordPress based on fields I’ve generated using Advanced Custom Fields. Below is an example that assumes we have a Custom Post Type registered to “staff” and two Custom Fields with the name of “first_name” and “last_name”. Using the “update_value” hook provided by Advanced Custom Fields and “wp_update_post”…

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  • How WordPress default themes add Google Fonts

    I spent some time diving into Twenty Seventeen in preparation to develop for the theme directory. I was curious as to how the developers of very popular theme would enqueue a Google Font. I am no stranger to using a @import tag in the stylesheet, but I assumed there had to be a more sustainable solution. What…

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  • Free Plugins to Enhance your WordPress Experience!

    The WordPress UI is one of the best CMS’s on the market and continues to improve with every version. That being said there are a few features that seem to be missing which could make your experience a whole lot better and I am going to show you a few plugins to fill that void!…

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  • Big Bold Button

    I’ve been on a spree of creating button styles as well as scalable elements using em’s. Combining those ideas I created the below button. I imagine it being a big call to action. http://codepen.io/philhoyt/pen/xOjmBP

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  • Switch from Dreamweaver to Sublime

    So several months ago I switched from Adobe Dreamweaver to Sublime Text. I switch for a number of reasons, many of which I will talk about below. If you are thinking about switching here is some good information to have during the transition. Reasons to switch to Sublime Text 1. It’s much faster. In every…

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