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November 26th, 2012

Introducing Lift Search for WordPress

I’m excited to announce the release of a WordPress plugin our team developed to help better the search experience of WordPress-based sites — Lift Search for WordPress. What is Lift? Lift is a plugin for WordPress that leverages the search index power of Amazon CloudSearch to improve your WordPress-powered site’s search. Why create Lift? If […]

Filed in Voce Platform Services, WordPress

August 2nd, 2012

Voce’s Platform Team Partners with Automattic’s WordPress.com VIP Program

In 2001, Voce’s Platforms team came together to do one thing – build great web experiences upon great content platforms. Since then, the team has delivered products across a myriad of platforms while always in search of the best platforms that could deliver for our programs. In 2006, we had the opportunity to build the […]

Filed in Development, WordPress

January 9th, 2012

Custom WordPress Login – Part 2

In case you missed the first part of this unexpected series, check out Customize your WordPress Login page from a few months ago. Those instructions are still valid, the only thing we are doing different is adjusting the stylesheet. The release of WordPress 3.3, like all WordPress updates, brought a lot of good new features. […]

Filed in CSS, Development, WordPress

September 15th, 2011

Announcing WordCamp 2011

(Cross-posted from the WordCamp Orlando site) After the anguish of having to push on WordCamp for 2010, we’re happy to announce that WordCamp Orlando is officially back on for December 3, 2011. We’re holding the event at UCF’s Rosen College of Hospitality Managementand we can hardly wait to bring Central Florida’s WordPress community together for […]

Filed in Voce News, Voce Platform Services, WordPress

August 19th, 2011

Voce Project Listed as one of Time.com’s 50 Best Websites of 2011

Last summer we had the privilege of being involved in the development of a new project for the National Center for Family Literacy where the goal of the project was to build a place where learning could be “nurtured through the power of discovery, creativity and imagination.” The result was Wonderopolis.org, a place that proves you […]

Filed in Client News, Voce Platform Services, WordPress

March 16th, 2011

Running WordPress from Command Line

When dealing with migrating data from other platforms into WordPress, I’ve run into issues with using a normal HTTP request to kick off the import due to amount of time the import takes. The best solution I’ve found is to have a script integrate into WordPress and kick it off from a command line instead […]

Filed in Development, WordPress

February 11th, 2011

Customize your WordPress login page

You may be surprised to find out that you can customize the WordPress login screen. Maybe you knew this already, but did you know how easy it is? In fact all you need is a function in your functions.php file and a new stylesheet. Of course just a few small touches can make it even […]

Filed in CSS, Design, Development, Social Media, WordPress

December 20th, 2010

How to Setup an Interactive WordPress Shell

One of my favorite features of (most) interpreted programming languages is the Read-Eval-Print-Loop or REPL. REPLs allow for much quicker feedback during experimentation, and are invaluable tools for learning a language. When I started working with PHP more extensively, I quickly became frustrated with the Edit-Save-Refresh workflow I had gotten into, especially when I was […]

Filed in Development, WordPress

December 8th, 2010

Switching from TextMate to NetBeans for WordPress Development

I recently switched from TextMate–which I’ve used for the past three years–to NetBeans as my primary code editor for WordPress development. Why? NetBeans has some nice features which make development easier and quicker: Code completion for PHP and JavaScript (including jQuery) Inline PHP validation errors PhpDoc integration Jump to function usage/definition Built-in debugger that works […]

Filed in Development, WordPress

November 30th, 2010

Adding Rewrite Rules for Custom Post Types

Since the addition of custom post types to WordPress in version 2.9, one of the questions I’ve seen most on message boards and forums has been from users trying to figure out how to have their custom post type have loop pages like the built in posts post type does. Initially, when the permalink handling […]

Filed in Development, Programming, WordPress