Aaron D. Campbell

Owner and lead developer at BlueDog, Aaron has 10+ years of web development experience, it a regular core contributor to the WordPress project, and has released many WordPress plugins.

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CSS Trick: Turning a background image into a clickable link – Take 2

My previous solution to this was built on Phark’s “Accessible Image Replacement” technique. It works by pushing the text really far to the left (9,999 pixels) which makes sure it’s there for screen readers but hidden from users (unless someone … Continue reading

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Different Post Formats per Post Type

WordPress has had post formats for a while now, and it’s a really useful feature. However, what if you want to allow different post formats for different post types? Well it’s actually pretty easy, but if you’re unclear on the … Continue reading

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WordCamp Phoenix 2012 – E-Commerce

It’s here! This is the video of my talk on e-commerce from WordCamp Phoenix 2012 and here are the slides to go with it. The slides are built in a WordPress theme file, and completely hosted on this WordPress site. … Continue reading

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Shame on GoDaddy

Update: I have good news and bad news. The good news is that GoDaddy says they no longer support SOPA! The bad news is that it seems GoDaddy are liars. The Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) is a horrible idea. … Continue reading

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Stop Internet Censorship Legislation in the US

I hate politics. I value honesty, morality, and personal responsibility, all of which seem to be overwhelmingly lacking in nearly every area of politics and law making. Having said all that, I still try to follow what’s going on. Why? … Continue reading

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Speaking at WordCamp San Francisco 2011

So it seems I’m speaking at WordCamp SF this year, which is awesome! I’ve attended for the last few years, and it has been instrumental in getting me involved more with the WordPress community and specifically with the development of … Continue reading

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WordPress Dream Theme

James Pearson has always been an inspiration to me. Recently we had a chance to talk about chasing dreams and how the pursuit of dreams has had such a drastic impact on history. As we discussed dreams I spoke of … Continue reading

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WordPress 3.2 is available

WordPress 3.2 has officially been released. You can either update right from your dashboard or download it from WordPress.org. The main focus of this release was to speed everything up. Lighter and faster was the goal and we definitely accomplished … Continue reading

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Search Engine Optimization (SEO) in Simple Terms

First let me say that search engine optimization is a very complex subject. There are people who really know what they are doing and plenty of people that don’t. This writeup will not get you to the point where you … Continue reading

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WordCamp Phoenix 2011 – A Developers Take

WordCamp Phoenix was amazing. The event was huge and well organized, thanks to Amanda Blum and Chuck Reynolds. I didn’t experience the event like most people, but here’s my take on it. Design/Developer Speed Meet Thursday there was a brand … Continue reading

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