It’s a phrase that’s all too common in open source software development, “iterate quickly, release often“. The idea that any time a bug is fixed or an improvement is made that those fixes should be pushed out immediately to the end-user. The process is wonderful for companies operating under the (more…)
WordPress Plugin authors like Evan Herman are my favorite kind of developers. He loves the WordPress community to a degree that when he gives his contact information, he always includes his WordPress.org user name! I would classify Evan as a “lunch bucket” type of developer. The kind of guy that (more…)
Jetpack 2.6 is now available. This release introduces Monitor, a brand new module for monitoring the uptime of your website. Do you flip your lid when you find out that your website has been down? Activating the Monitor module will help you to deal with downtime more expediently, because you’ll (more…)
Hopping back and forth between screens to edit and preview content will soon be a thing of the past. Many WordPress plugin developers have taken a shot at improving the editing experience and there’s even a team of core contributors working on a front-end editor for a future version of (more…)
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.