Plugins

WordPress Async Task Library from TechCrunch Now Open Source

TechCrunch is one of the largest sites publishing with WordPress and its developers are always looking to improve performance to maximize engagement and ad revenue. This week the team open sourced its WP Async Task Library, which was created to offload time-consuming tasks into background tasks. Alex Khadiwala and Nico (more…)

LaunchKey Plugin Adds Biometric Authentication to WordPress

We’ve entered the future, folks. With the help of the LaunchKey plugin, you can now log into your WordPress site using your phone’s biometric facial and fingerprint scanning capabilities. The LaunchKey mobile authentication platform has been pioneering multi-factor authentication for WordPress sites via its official plugin since 2013. The plugin (more…)

Harvesting Emails Featured Image

A recently published article by WPBeginner explains how to export email address from the comments and import them into a mailing list. While the article advises getting the user’s permission, everything about this practice rubs me the wrong way. If you’re going to do this, please put a big banner (more…)

WordPress Developers Organize Community Initiative to Standardize Custom Post Types, Taxonomies, and Metadata

A WordPress community initiative is underway to standardize content types used by plugin developers. Justin Tadlock is spearheading an initiative to create WordPress community-curated standards for common post types, taxonomies, and metadata. WordPress developers are invited to join the discussion taking place in the Content Type Standards repo on Github (more…)

A Beautiful Way to Display Color Palettes in WordPress

Color palettes are fun way to explore colors for a concept, redesign, decoration ideas or home improvement projects. If you get excited when walking into a paint store, then you understand the small thrill of viewing colors together in coordinated palettes. Many design-oriented sites, such as ColourLovers.com or Design Seeds, (more…)

GravityView Launches an App Based on Gravity Forms

WordPress developers Zack Katz and Luis Godinho launched GravityView this week, a new suite of products that makes it easy to display Gravity Forms entries on your site. The idea was born when Katz decided to rewrite his popular Gravity Forms Directory plugin, which has received more than 87,000 downloads (more…)

Hashcash.io Reveals Strategy for Capitalizing on Spammers

Hashcash.io recently released a WordPress plugin with a unique method of deterring spammers that forces the user’s browser to solve math before unlocking login, registration and comment forms. The project site hints at a coming soon cash feature wherein users can “Make Bots Work For You.” This week Hashcash.io creator (more…)