MSP WordPress #33 – Thursday, Mar. 28, 2013


  • 6:30-7: Pizza (courtesy of The Nerdery) & Tech Shop (solve problems and answer questions)
  • 7-7:45: WordCamp/BuddyCamp Minneapolis update & Lightning talks
  • 7:45-8:30 (Big Room) Dan Beil – in-depth client example
  • 7:45-9 (Small Room) Overnight Website Challenge wrap-up
Big Room Session:
Dan Beil
An in-depth look at the site Blindspot Advisors, launched last friday (  Some of what it includes is:
  • custom quicksand.js plugin (work page. also using wp_trim_words which is awesome)
  • custom freetile.js plugin (blog page, intended to be released at some point)
  • custom home page image slider
  • meta boxes registered to ‘page’ using css and JS to display on certain page templates on the back end (used for the left and right header areas and the brand strategy content.  these are registered using wp_editor to allow for the wysiwyg editor and called using apply_filters(‘the_content’) to allow for shortcode usage).
  • some css3 box shadows
  • single-wcreative_work.php…js / jquery rollover events (single.php template for ‘work’ posts.)
  • scrollTo subnav (about us page)
  • a font kit
  • a couple of custom post types

Small Room Session:
FullCourtPress wrap-up of Motorcycle Dial-A-Ride