Plugins

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Today is normally Thank a Plugin Author Day which motivates users to thank plugin authors but based on discussions from last year’s event, I’ve decided to add theme authors to the mix. The purpose of the day is simple, give thanks and express gratitude to WordPress plugin and theme developers. (more…)

Kernl to Offer Hosted Private Plugin and Theme Updates

Jack Slingerland started hacking on WordPress in 2008, but recently his career has taken him a bit further afield from it than he would like. By day he is a Senior Software Engineer at CA Technologies in Raleigh, working in React/Redux, Node, ElasticSearch, Grails, and Groovy. But at night he (more…)

Deployer App Pushes Plugins from GitHub to WordPress.org

Arūnas Liuiza, like many other WordPress developers, prefers to develop his plugins on GitHub, thanks to the collaborative tools for issue tracking, merging, and pull requests. Hosting and developing open source projects on GitHub is much easier than trying to get any participation from the community via a plugin’s Subversion (more…)

Jetpack 3.9 Introduces New Sitemaps Module

Jetpack 3.9 has just been released with a new module that makes it easy for users to add sitemaps to their websites. Since sitemaps are important for SEO, many WordPress sites already have a plugin installed to create them. The new module in Jetpack will detect if you’re already using (more…)

GlotPress is Now Available as a WordPress Plugin

GlotPress 1.0 “Bunsen Honeydew” was released yesterday. In June 2015, Andrew Nacin began the work of transforming GlotPress into a plugin with a first pass that switched it from using the BackPress external to a WordPress install. Dominik Schilling led the development on GitHub, which included 352 commits and fixes (more…)

Stuttter Plugins Now Available on WordPress.org

The whole collection of plugins from John James Jacoby’s Stuttter project is now available on WordPress.org. Jacoby created Stuttter as “a conduit for rethinking WordPress from the outside in,” and started pushing the plugins to the official plugin directory a couple months ago. During the first half of 2015, he (more…)