I’ve long been a fan of WordPress developer Jeffrey Pearce, better known online as Jeffikus. He’s created several educational resources for WordPress over the past few years. Today he released Pulse on github. Pulse is an open source plugin that will help developers get started with Heartbeat API development.
The membership plugin Your Members has announced that they are ceasing operations. Your Members, which has been around since 2008, was one of the early successful commercial plugins in the membership space. The tale of the plugin’s demise is an interesting one because it has more to do with development (more…)
David Bisset may have been the first person to coin the term “Armchair WordCampers”, referring to those who live vicariously through WordCamp attendees via Twitter. The concept sparked an idea for him and he decided to create WP Armchair for this very audience. His first version was actually created for (more…)
Believe it or not, there are a lot of WordPress fans in the Magento community. While Magento provides supremely robust e-commerce capabilities with support for complex product variations and multiple shipping options, it’s entirely lacking in CMS features. As a result, many sites merge WordPress and Magento in order to (more…)
Your experience in the WordPress media library is about to get a whole lot better. Very soon you’ll have the option to display media items in a grid view. An exciting project to enhance the media library is well underway and will eventually be added to the WordPress core. The (more…)
If you’ve ever worked on a WordPress site with a long list of widget areas and dozens of widgets, then you know how crowded this page can become. In this scenario the drag-and-drop interface becomes virtually useless, as you struggle to drag the widget to the right area while trying (more…)
Although MP6 may sound like the code name of a covert spy mission, it’s actually one of the most exciting WordPress plugins in the repository right now. MP6 is part of the “features as plugins” initiative and houses the intended design updates to the WordPress admin. The plan is to (more…)
Back in June, I reviewed an experimental plugin by Christopher Finke called Inline Preview. Since that post was published, Christopher has made a number of improvements to the plugin. Now when you publish a post, the WP Admin slides to the left with a shadow bar in the middle, and (more…)
What if the characters in the show Breaking Bad all used WordPress? What plugins would they be using? Marcus Couch gives his opinion on the most effective plugin choices for the most popular show characters.
Today Marcus takes a look at Image-Based plugins like Dynamic Featured Image, Default Post Thumbnail Image, WP Photoswipe, Merchii and Credit Tracker.
A week ago, I was contacted by a WordPress user who asked an interesting question, Is it ethical for a company to use its own staff to bump plugin ratings on wp.org? At first, I didn’t give much thought to the question until I investigated the links they provided me. (more…)
Animated favicons are lighting up the web lately with real-time notices for activity. You’ve probably already seen this in action with websites like Gmail and Facebook open in your browser. It’s a cleverly devised way to keep you returning to those browser tabs, but favicon animations are not just for (more…)