One of the most popular modules used within Jetpack is Stats. This module replaces the stand-alone plugin formerly known as WordPress.com Stats. Unfortunately, the most recent update to Jetpack has temporarily broken the Stats dashboard widget. I’ve routinely seen the error message that is shown in the image above but (more…)
The WordPress Plugin Boilerplate is a popular tool for getting started with plugin development. Many top-notch WordPress developers have contributed to the boilerplate and the 2.6.0 release of the plugin provided a major update. Using the plugin boilerplate as a starting place for plugin creation, a developer can quickly whip (more…)
Have you ever logged into a WordPress site, charged with the task of fixing something, but totally in the dark about what changes had recently been made in the admin? It can sometimes be tough to track down who changed what and when they did it, especially on sites with (more…)
Developed by Earth People, a web development agency based out of Gamla Stan in Stockholm, the WordPress Plugin checker can find which plugins are installed on almost any WordPress site. Unfortunately, this tool doesn’t list all of the plugins it detects. Instead, it looks to see if any of the (more…)
There are quite a few Ghost fanboys and fangirls in the WordPress community who are attracted to its content editor because of how well it minimizes disruptions in the writing flow. The side-by-side preview eliminates the need to switch back and forth between screens to check formatting in the preview. (more…)
Font Awesome is an icon font comprised of 369 scalable vectors that can be customized via CSS to change the size, color, add drop shadows, adjust opacity, etc. Though originally designed for Twitter Bootstrap, the font is available for use within any project. These icons have fewer compatibility issues because (more…)
Delving into the intricacies of web accessibility can be like visiting a remote star system. Many of the terms and practices are unfamiliar to your average blogger or site owner. For this reason, accessibility is an often overlooked aspect of publishing content for the web. Fortunately, there are some experts (more…)
As is tradition on WordPress.com, it’s that time of year where they turn on the snow machine. In order to accomplish the same thing for a self hosted installation of WordPress, you’d need to use a plugin. Great news if you’re already using Jetpack! If you have Jetpack enabled on (more…)
Developed by George Stephanis, Add IDs to Header Tags is a WordPress plugin that adds an `id` attribute to header tags in posts. This enables users to deep-link into your content. This is especially helpful to those who consistently publish medium to long form articles.
I’ve always been one to seek out those small little bridges of technology that can connect WordPress to the rest of the world. Roost is a good candidate for anyone who would like to push their content to an audience without the restrictions of having an app made. So pull up a chair, grab a cold one and join me in my conversation with Tim Varner of Roost.
One of the most common complaints from users of the Jetpack plugin is not being able to easily disable or enable modules. A new plugin called Rocketeer developed by Brady Vercher hopes to solve this problem. Rocketeer creates an interface in the back-end of WordPress similar to the plugin management (more…)
You may have seen Cloudup links floating around here and there on Twitter. Though still in private beta, Cloudup now has expanded resources since being acquired by Automattic. In case you haven’t tried it yet, Cloudup allows you to easily share images, links, videos, code, documents and more. When you (more…)