Plugins

The following plugins have either been recently updated or have an update pending. I use all three and know a bunch of other people who use them as well. Jetpack 2.4 in combination with Photon is causing problems on certain websites where images are showing at their full size instead (more…)

Recently, two WordPress development companies announced big name hires. The first was John James Jacoby leaving Automattic to join the WordPress development agency 10UP. The second, is Scott Kingsley Clark who has been hired by WebDevStudios most widely known throughout the WordPress community as the man behind the popular Pods (more…)

Quick Overview: Developed by Syed Balkhi and Thomas Griffin, Floating Social Bar adds a floating bar with share buttons to your content without slowing down your site. My Experience: This plugin is incredibly simple to set up. For starters, these two get bonus points for adding a settings link that (more…)

WordPress Google Summer of Code student Frederick Ding has published an update on his progress working with the WXR Importer. In this update, Frederick will begin the process of updating the WordPress WXR Importer plugin. I’ve also run the unit tests that apply to the importer plugin; however, the test (more…)

Bob Dunn who is the author of BobWP.com has published an excellent interview with Samuel Wood otherwise known as Otto42. In the interview, we learn the origin of his nickname Otto. However, I think one of the most interesting points in the interview are Otto’s thoughts on plugins. If I (more…)

Joe Flyan from WPKube has an excellent article online that talks about how to work with multiple authors in WordPress. The guide covers user roles and suggests numerous plugins to make it easier to collaborate. With the recent addition of Marcus Couch to this website, it’s the first time in (more…)

You have to give Daniel a lot of credit. He recently published his personal quest to conquer non-mortgage debt by selling his plugins. The debt amounted to $67,000 and he was able to pay it off in just 8 months. He is now creating an emergency fund equal to six (more…)

Came across this recently published friendly guide to the GPL and WordPress licensing by Ivycat. It’s not filled with debates on what plugins and themes should do but generally just covers the basics and highlights things to know. If you’re new to WordPress or curious of it’s licensing, this is (more…)

iThemes has launched their hotly anticipated e-Commerce platform called Exchange. I was able to watch a one hour introduction video presented by one of the core developers of Exchange and my initial impression is wow. Based on what I’ve seen, they have done a great job with focusing on simplicity. (more…)