July 2013

Since I started writing about WordPress in 2007, WordCamp San Francisco has been labeled as the grandest WordCamp of them all. It’s where the first event of its kind took place which started a revolution in WordPress meetups. Unfortunately, I’ve been unable to attend any WordCamps in the San Francisco (more…)

Once again we thank you for joining us in another edition of The Daily Plugin, where we lift the lid off of the WordPress Plugin Repository and take a peek at the newest and most recently updated WordPress Plugins. Remember to test your plugins on a staging site before going (more…)

Welcome once again to another installment of The Daily Plugin. Today we’re pleased to see that the WordPress Plugin Repository has just hit 26,000 plugins in the index. This is quite an accomplishment! I’m grateful to all the developers out there who put in thankless days and sleepless nights creating (more…)

Quick Overview: Developed by Syed Balkhi and Thomas Griffin, Floating Social Bar adds a floating bar with share buttons to your content without slowing down your site. My Experience: This plugin is incredibly simple to set up. For starters, these two get bonus points for adding a settings link that (more…)

With PostStat.us gaining traction and becoming a hub of activity within the WordPress community, I reached out to Ben Gillbanks, creator of WPVote.com to get his thoughts on why WPVote hasn’t really seen the same adoption even though it’s been around for three years and what his thoughts are on (more…)

While reading press releases about new WordPress services or plugins, I’ll occasionally discover that their website uses the full term of WordPress in their domain name. According to the domain policy, this is a violation of the WordPress trademark unless they have explicit permission. A couple days ago, I came (more…)

TGIF friends! We’ve made it through another week of widgets, fields, posts and plugins. It’s time to unwind with another installment of The Daily Plugin. We’ve got some really shiny new plugins to look at today in addition to some recent updates. The plugins listed represent a mere sampling of (more…)

If you’re new to WordPress development and looking for a way to learn about the various filter hooks that reside within WordPress, you’ll want to bookmark and view the new Filters of The Day Website started by Drew Jaynes. The site publishes three WordPress filters a day with snippets of (more…)