Solarize Plus Template for WordPress

Looking for a WordPress Template or Website for a community Solarize+ project? I built a mobile friendly WordPress template in 2018 for Nashua Solarize+. This template includes all of the features you need for your community Solarize+ project: Events schedule on every page Company and sponsor logos on every page Contact Form on the homepage, … Continue reading Solarize Plus Template for WordPress

phpMyEdit for PHP7 and MySQLi

One of my clients uses phpMyEdit but unfortunately when we updated their web hosting account to PHP 7, phpMyEdit v5.7.1 stopped working. The changes required to phpMyEdit to make it work are pretty simple, mainly update the __construct function and migrated mysql_* calls to mysqli_*. My updated version of phpMyEdit is available for download below. … Continue reading phpMyEdit for PHP7 and MySQLi

Goffstown NH Weather Forecast

I built a WordPress plugin and shortcode that grabs weather forecast from the NWS’ new Forecast API. Using the shortcode I can place the forecast anywhere on a post, page, or in a widget. The short code take two perimeters: 1) the location (as latitude, longitude), and 2) the number of days to show. Something … Continue reading Goffstown NH Weather Forecast

New Website For Forestry Organization

One of the new websites I’ve built recently was for New EnglandSociety of American Foresters. NESAF is a professional organization for foresters in the Northeast started in the early 1900’s. Rebuilding a large website with many priorities can be intimidating. To make your rebuild feel less daunting try following the simple process we used here … Continue reading New Website For Forestry Organization

Rebuilding The SoapstoneWorks Website

One of my recent projects was converting an older static HTML website to a modern responsive website with a WordPress admin system. A static HTML website is hard to update. You need quite a bit of knowledge and skills that’s unlike anything most people have exposure to. However, updating the content on a WordPress most … Continue reading Rebuilding The SoapstoneWorks Website

Warner Realty Partners – Real Estate Website

Yesterday I launched a new commercial real estate site for Warner Realty Partners: Highly customized version of WordPress Spacious theme by Theme Grill. Removed unneeded CSS @media queries for optimal performance. Developed a custom WordPress shortcode to render properties from Catylist MLS on the page. Cached for 12 hours for performance. Good boost for SEO. RETS feed from … Continue reading Warner Realty Partners – Real Estate Website

Falcon Surveying, Inc. Website

I designed and developed this new website for Falcon Surveying, Inc.  of Colorado.  The site is built on WordPress, with stripped down version of  WP Twenty Sixteen template. The template is built really well, but had more screen size variations than this site needs.  Stripping out several media query sections helps the site load faster.   The site … Continue reading Falcon Surveying, Inc. Website

Solarize Nashua Website

Nashua Solarize+ is an initiative started by the City of Nashua’s Energy Committee based on a national program by the US Dept of Energy.  The nation wide initiative is design to increase local green energy adoption by facilitating bulk discount pricing. Pretty cool stuff. PingPR.com managed the project, and I did the design and development. The … Continue reading Solarize Nashua Website

Building a Custom Trail Map Using OSM and Mapbox

Here is an high level overview of the process I use for building my own custom hiking trail map. The data I’m using (trails, summits, etc…) are available as open source from OSM. After I fetch and clean up the data I use MapBox to generate the map tiles, in a map style I designed.  Query TrailsNH to … Continue reading Building a Custom Trail Map Using OSM and Mapbox

Migrating from HTTP to HTTPS

I recently switched my hiking conditions website from HTTP and HTTPS.  Google’s documentation noted there may be a dip in my search rank and traffic while they re-index the site, but my experience was almost no detectable dip in the numbers. Here is the before and after from my Google Analytics account: That being said. Don’t … Continue reading Migrating from HTTP to HTTPS