This is the personal blog and portfolio of Darrin Boutote, a WordPress developer based in the Chicago area. I hope you enjoy, and if you have any comments or questions—or are looking to begin a project—feel free to drop me a line.

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The WordPress MU-Plugins Directory: An Overview

When I first started using the mu-plugins directory on my WordPress projects I mainly used it to house my must-use plugins that the site required in order to function properly. I did this mainly to ensure my clients wouldn't accidentally deactivate or (worse) delete a plugin and inadvertently break their…

News & Such

Plugin Released: WP Post Encode

WP Post Encode--a WordPress plugin geared toward authors who write a lot about code in their posts--was recently released and is now available in the WordPress Plugin Repository. The aim of the plugin is to allow authors to inlcude raw code such as HTML PHP JavaScript etc. in their posts…

Latest Project

Hilton Community Sites

The community sites developed for the Hilton® family hotels encompassed extensive enterprise-level plugin development scalable theme development and extensive user-testing. The main focus of these sites was to allow staff within the Hilton® family of hotels to share their experiences within an internal social community. Users not only have the…

Web Development Questionnaire

You’ve thought about it, looked around, saw some sites you really liked, some you didn’t, and finally decided to take the plunge and bring your company/blog/product/project to the next level.

This is where it all begins…