My name is Mac McDonald. I am a retired programmer who loves to dabble with WordPress. (Don’t take that ‘dabble’ too literally – I do professional quality work!) Since 2008, I have done a lot of WordPress work for non-profit or charitable organizations and I do not charge them for the work.  You can see samples of my work on the Testimonials page.

I also try to assist other WordPress users by answering questions posted on the WP Support forums, under the User Name ‘vtxyzzy’. Along the way, I have posted a number of code snippets and picked up a lot of good tips from others.

I originally just started collecting my code so that I could re-use it if the same question was posted again. Then I realized that I could create a site to make the solutions available to anyone.

So, here it is.

Visit the ‘Tips’ pages to browse the articles. If you find one of them useful, please leave me a comment so I will know how they helped. And, if you find problems, please let me know.


There are 10 types of people – those who understand binary, and those who don’t.

PS. I use the name ‘vtxyzzy’ on the WP Support forums and several people have asked why I chose that name. ‘xyzzy’ was a magic word in the original adventure game, back when it was written in FORTRAN. It would transport you from one location to another. I ride a Honda VTX motorcycle which transports me, so I combined the two.