Using a single users table for WordPress seems like an easy task at first. You add the CUSTOM_USER_TABLE and CUSTOM_USER_META_TABLE constants to your wp-config.php file and you are apparently off to the races; or are you? What seems like a simple task becomes more involved when we realize that WordPress doesn't handle creating user roles (and permissions) in a graceful way, when we use custom user tables. So, if you're one of the many that are left wondering why you are getting an error message that says: "You do not have sufficient permissions to access this page," this video is for you. By the end of the video, you should have a better understanding of how WordPress decipher's roles and permissions, and what we need to do to help make sure we are getting the final experience that we expect.
Markdown syntax has been around since 2004, but with the explosion of Github (which uses Markdown syntax for it's README files), many developers/designers are seeing it for the first time. On the surface, Markdown looks like just another text-to-HTML tool, however, under further inspection, you'll notice that the beauty of Markdown is the syntax itself, not the HTML output.
In this Markdown tutorial screencast video, I'll walk you through some Markdown basics, plus my experiences with the Markdown language.