The WordPress Edmonton Directory Launches

So you’re planning your next big website project but you’re not sure if you need a full service web shop, a freelance developer, a contract designer or maybe just a consultant to get you started. Don’t worry, you’re not alone.

Web projects have many different moving parts and we’d like to help you find the best person or people to help your project run smoothly. That’s why we’ve created the WordPress Edmonton Professional Directory. The Directory is a fluid list of current WordPress shops, developers, designers and consultants working in and around the Edmonton area.

We’re going to try and keep this list as updated as possible and do our due diligence to make sure everyone on the list is legit. However, we take no responsibility if you hire someone from the Directory and the project goes wrong. That, my friend, is your baby to deal with. That being said, if the project goes smashingly right (which I’m sure it will), we will accept great praises and cases of beer for our efforts 🙂

Check out the WordPress Edmonton Professional Directory or submit yourself into the directory using our Directory Submission Form.

Ladies Learning Code: functions.php Quick Tips & Tricks

What a great day working with everyone at Ladies Learning Code Edmonton Addition!

As a mentor, I was paired up with a super smart and speedy group that wanted to get just a little more out of their session so I decided to dive into their functions.php file with them and show them how to make a few easy customizations. Below is the code we used in the functions.php.

Change your WordPress Login Logo & Link

Here’s a quick way to customize your WordPress login logo to the Ladies Learning Code login logo. This code will also link the LLC logo to their website.

Step 1: Right click the image below > Download > Place it in the following place in your theme file > wp-content/themes/ladies-learning-code/i/llc-logo.png



Disable unwanted dashboard widgets

Hate how busy your WordPress Dashboard looks when you log in? Paste the code below into your functions.php file and watch them be disabled! It’s like magic but cooler…it’s code!

The one thing you’ll notice is that I commented out the ‘Right Now’ and ‘Recent Comments’ dashboard widgets. I did this because I find these widgets to be the only important ones that you SHOULD keep in your Dashboard.

Set the image upload default to ‘no link’

I get really annoyed when I’m trying to add a new image to my WordPress page/post and it automatically links to itself, opening it in a new page when someone clicks on it. Don’t be a linky linkerton, disable to auto linking by placing the code below in your WordPress themes functions.php file.


Get ready for WordCamp Edmonton

WordCamp Edmonton 2013 is a one-day, two-stream conference taking place at StartUp Edmonton – located in Edmonton’s downtown core – on Friday, Nov 15, 2013. It will attract over 150 of the savviest developers, designers, marketers, and creative professionals in and around the Edmonton area and within the WordPress community.

What is WordCamp?

WordCamps are casual, locally-organized, non- profit conferences covering everything related to WordPress, the free and open source personal publishing software that powers over 25 million sites on the web. WordCamps come in all different flavours, based on the local communities that produce them. In general, WordCamps include sessions on how to use WordPress more effectively, beginning plugin and theme development, advanced techniques, security, etc. The types of sessions typically seen at WordCamps can be viewed on the WordCamp channel at

Is WordCamp Edmonton for Me?

WordCamp Edmonton is great if you’re a developer, designer, blogger, professional, small-business owner… the list can go on and on!

  • First-time bloggers can look forward to learning the basics about WordPress – what it is, how to set it up, and how to use it!
  • Professionals can look forward to talks on subjects like e-commerce, strategic content management, and much more.
  • Content Creators will be privy to speakers covering a range of applicable subjects, from effective site content, search engine optimization and more.
  • Designers and developers will be in for a WordPress whirlwind, with topics such as theming, plugin development, effective content design and more being covered.

How Do I Register?

Head over to and get your tickets before their gone!