The Piklist rapid development framework for WordPress has rebranded and relaunched its website with the 0.9.0 release. The framework helps developers to quickly build things like fields for settings pages, widgets, custom post types, custom taxonomies and user profiles with minimal code. The most recent 0.9.0 release includes the ability (more…)
On February 11th, 2014, internet users around the world plan to fight back in protest against mass surveillance. The setup is similar to the protest that was held in January 2012, which helped to defeat SOPA and PIPA censorship legislation. The February 11th event is called The Day We Fight (more…)
A suspicious request has been circulating via email, soliciting WordPress.org plugin authors to give a third party write access to their repositories. The originator of these requests goes by the username bestweblayout on WordPress.org and operates the bestweblayout.com domain. The issue was first reported by WordPress user FractalizeR, who posted (more…)
As I was writing a post the other night, I mistakenly clicked the publish button thinking it would update the post. This sent me into panic mode. I watched the animated circle spinning endlessly as if it were laughing at me. Not knowing what to do, I clicked a few (more…)
On today’s Daily Plugin, Marcus Couch looks at plugins for Maps, Mobility, Menus, Money and Maintenance. Let’s get plugged in!
If you’re looking to learn more about running and maintaining your own membership site, this episode is for you! So sit back, grab a cold one and join me in my conversation with Dave Jackson from The School of Podcasting!
A test environment for your WordPress site is an important part of being able to ensure smooth updates. It also allows you to test new plugins and themes without affecting visitors. However, creating an exact copy of your site in the same environment is no simple task. There are many (more…)
Marcus Couch looks at the newest plugins from the WordPress Plugin Repository. Plugins featured include a PayPal donation plugin, Admin notes in individual posts, User Profile Links, User Profile Meta, and a fun motivational plugin called WP Grass.
The Ghost open source blogging project had an interesting path to get to where it is today. John O’Nolan, the project’s creator, originally introduced the idea of his pure blogging platform as a “WordPress-lite fork.” After a great deal of deliberation, O’Nolan decided not to fork WordPress and instead opted (more…)
Markdown has finally made its way to Jetpack after it was added to WordPress.com a couple months ago. The new Markdown module in Jetpack 2.8 gives you the option to write and edit rich text without having to write code or reach for your mouse. If you’re not familiar with (more…)
If you’re like me, you can never remember the shortcodes you have active on your WordPress site. This inevitably leads you to stop what you’re doing and hunt down the documentation for the feature you’re attempting to use. This is especially true when it’s a shortcode that can be configured (more…)
In the show we talk about the ten plugins that John installs on every client site and why simplicity is often the most difficult concept for clients to grasp. So pull up a chair, grab a cold one and join me in my conversation with John Overall.