Texas Chess Association Site Launched

Just launched a new website for the Texas Chess Association. Since 1935, the Texas Chess Association has sponsored statewide championship tournaments and regional events each year. The site is WordPress with some additional functionality, including membership registrations and an online javascript viewer of recent chess games that have appeared in the organization’s publication. Visit TexasChess.org.

Starting Session on Only One WordPress Page

I needed to start a session on a single WordPress page. The only good way to call a session is in the functions.php theme file like this:


function start_mywpsession() {
if (!session_id()) session_start();
}
add_action("init", "start_mywpsession", 1);

But this starts session on every page and I want to avoid that. Searching for solutions to this I can only find workable solutions in plugins.

Page slug and id are not available in the theme’s functions.php, so I did this:


function start_mywpsession() {
if (intval(strpos($_SERVER['REQUEST_URI'],"slug-i-want")) > 0) {
if (!session_id()) session_start();
}
}
add_action("init", "start_mywpsession", 1);

The Plan Factory New Site

We have worked with Arlington’s Plan Factory for over 10 years. The Plan Factory offers stock home plans for sale as is, or one can have their professional staff customize the plans also design custom homes for individuals our home builders. We recently launched a new site.

A client portal for communicating with the design staff, dynamic listings of stock home plans and featured home plans, and a searchable directory of thousands of home architectural plans are included in this site.

Visit PlanFactory.com.

New Site @ Machi.com

Since 1978, Ted Machi has helped the little guy in North Texas through effective, determined, professional representation. This is just a reboot of one his websites with information about his bankruptcy, injury, disability, real estate, and criminal defense practices. Visit Machi.com.

Machi & Associates has been our client for over a decade.  In DFW, Ted Machi is known as the Debt Dr. from his many TV commercials.  In Taiwan, Machi is a very successful hip-hop group – so this site gets a lot of Chinese traffic.

Internal Pipeline Solutions

We launched a site for Internal Pipeline Solutions, Inc. The front end is WordPress, and the site has a simple client management system in on the backend. The team at Internal Pipeline Solutions provides over 100 years of combined experience in the pipeline preservation field. They have extensive international experience with a proven track record in dealing with extreme environments and conditions, both onshore and offshore.

Cain’s Heating and Air

We just launched Cain’s Heating and Air. Cain’s believes that maintaining a comfortable home shouldn’t cost you a fortune. You should never have to take out a second mortgage just to afford air conditioner repair or a new furnace.  We built their WordPress site and provided a new logo.  The company has used these smiley/frowny faces for years on promotional material and on their trucks.  With a virtual hammer, we shoved them into a new logo.

North Texas Mental Health Professionals

Just launched a new website for North Tarrant Mental Health Professionals.  We helped with the WordPress site, the new logo,  and a database-driven membership and service directory. The directory provides an alphabetical listing of providers, and a view by mental health specialty. It also features a list of local mental health facilities. NTMHP offers free continuing education credits monthly to mental health professionals.

David Nicklas Organ Donation Awareness Foundation

NicklasFoundation.org
NicklasFoundation.org

In order to be listed on the transplant waiting list a recipient must live within a certain proximity to a transplant hospital. The David Nicklas Organ Donation Awareness Foundation provides free fully-furnished housings for people waiting a life-saving organ transplant who are too far from a hospital. Housing is provided in a Foundation-owned apartment complex in the heart of DFW.  This site launched this week.

The organization also raises awareness of the need for organ donors, has sponsored many events including golf tournaments, car shows, organ donor awareness day with the Texas Rangers, and more.

Wingate Partners

Wingate PartnersWingate Partners was founded in 1987 to purchase controlling equity investments in basic industries such as manufacturing, distribution and industrial services.  Wingate focuses on complex “story deals” that include companies that are under-performing potential, exist in difficult or out-of-favor industries, are carve-outs or are navigating management transitions. Their philosophy is to create value by supporting management in their efforts to improve the operations of the company.  The Partners of Wingate have substantial senior-level operating experience and extensive careers in acquiring companies.  This is the third rebuild of the Wingate Partners in about 10 years.