Archive for March 2019

Add to Calendar WordPress Code Generator

I spent a few hours searching for a WordPress plugin that allows a visitor to quickly add a event to their calendar. The goal: A button that when clicked on, it gives the visitor an option to add that date to their calendar of choice. Unfortunately, the handful of plugins I discovered were either: bloated…

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Python and Game of Thrones (Part 3 of 3)

With the final season of Game of Thrones happening soon, I wanted to do something fun. And by fun, I mean writing a 3 part series on some cool things you can do with Python! Because why not?  Check out Part 1 and Part 2 here. Data and Python Gathering data is easy. Interpreting them…

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Taking a step back, for efficiency

I had a coworker who was always incredibly busy. She would complain about how much work needed to be done. I remember asking her about her day. And she would rattle off everything on her todo list. One thing stood out. She mentioned how it took her 30 minutes to go grocery shopping every single…

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How to automate form submissions/logins

Python has a lot of libraries to manipulate the web. For example: If you want any web browser automation, there’s Python and Selenium. While if you want to scrape web content, there’s Python and Websoup. These tools are helpful for web developers to simplify our lives. In this tutorial, we’ll be covering how to automate…

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Creating tools for Non-developers

I frequently have to build tools for others on my team. It’s something I enjoy doing. If I can make their lives easier and more efficient, it makes everything easier. They’ll have more bandwidth to more fulfilling work. They’ll feel more energized not having to do mundane tasks. They’ll learn about new options that they…

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The culture of Figureoutability

One of the perks of my job is that we hire people who are willing to ‘figure it out’. Figureoutability. Being in the tech space, there is a requirement to interface with technology. If a team member wants to set up a tool to help them streamline their reporting, they have to ‘figure it out’.…

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Adding a custom wp_usermeta into a WordPress User Profile

For my WordPress users, I add a lot of custom wp_usermeta attributes. Within the WordPress Database, there are two tables for user-specific data. They are the wp_users (which contains information like the student’s email, name, password, etc), and the wp_usermeta (which contains everything else). For more information about the way WordPress sets up their tables,…

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