Attention WordPress plugin developers! Here’s an opportunity to sharpen your skills. Back in April, Jon Cave created a learning exercise, asking developers to review an intentionally vulnerable plugin that he created. Cave loaded this plugin up with a range of common security vulnerabilities that you might find out in the (more…)
The WordPress admin is arranged to suit the general needs of most people who will be using it to publish content. Depending on the volume of content you’re creating and your habits in the admin, you may find that you have unique needs. Tom McFarlin released a plugin this weekend (more…)
Automattic is making waves today in the fight against censorship, filing two lawsuits against those who are abusing the DMCA by misrepresenting copyright infringement. The company is taking a stand against the fraudulent misuse of copyright law in order to protect WordPress.com users from censorship. Meanwhile, the other dark side (more…)
“Have you emptied your cache?” If you’re a developer, you’ve probably asked your clients this question hundreds of times. It’s not easy to determine if your client has actually cleared his cache. Trying to troubleshoot this issue can eat up a lot of time, especially if you’re going back and (more…)
A few days ago, we published a list of plugins and services that can be used as alternatives to the modules shipped with Jetpack. While creating that post, it became obvious how much trouble it would be to avoid the convenience that Jetpack offers. Automattic employee Jeremy Herve, who works (more…)
Join Marcus Couch as he talks with Doug Karr from CircuPress on Industry Night, Episode #1. The CircuPress plugin is one of the first of its kind to allow administrators the power to completely manage their email campaigns from within WordPress.
Yesterday John Blackbourn publicly released Query Monitor, a brand new debugging plugin for WordPress. Query Monitor gives developers an easy way to monitor database queries, hooks, conditionals, HTTP requests, query vars, environment, redirects, and more. The repository is trending on github today as more WordPress developers are discovering it. There (more…)
Join Marcus Couch for The Daily Plugin as we look at plugins for Google Conversion Tracking, Custom User Ordering, Custom Gallery layouts, Schema.org micro-data and a well done Social Icons plugin.
Jetpack is a plugin developed by Automattic, made up of a bunch of useful modules.. However, some of these modules require a connection to WordPress.com. You also can’t use one or two modules unless Jetpack as a whole is installed. I decided to challenge myself to see how many plugins (more…)
Tamper-evident seals are common in the marketplace for physical goods. They instantly boost consumer confidence, because nobody wants to buy the peanut butter that has already been sniffed and tasted by a total stranger. Wouldn’t it be nice if there was an equally easy way to tell if WordPress files (more…)
WP DB Migrate is an awesome plugin created by Brad Touesnard. This plugin makes it easy to transfer the database contents between WordPress powered sites. While there is a Pro version of this plugin available, my experience was with the free version, hosted on the WordPress plugin repository.
I’m a huge fan of the Edit Flow plugin, especially since this site started publishing articles from multiple authors. It has all sorts of cool features such as custom post statuses, notifications, and editorial comments within posts. Unfortunately, Edit Flow is broken in a few places. I’ve been in touch (more…)