Override WordPress Comment Deadline Settings

Many WordPress users elect to automatically close comments on older posts in order to keep the constant deluge of spam at bay. This method works, but it comes with a couple of drawbacks. The option, found under the Settings → Discussion screen, is essentially an an all-or-nothing choice on older (more…)

Hierarchy Plugin Enhances WordPress as a CMS

WordPress 3.0 introduced the ability for developers to register their own custom post types, enabling the software to be used more easily as a CMS. Custom post types ushered in a new era that allowed plugin developers to create and organize content in a more modular way. If you’ve ever (more…)

New WordPress Plugin Boilerplate Generator Speeds Plugin Creation

When version 3.0 of the WordPress Plugin Boilerplate was released, it came with a brand new community website. After three years of continual improvement, creator Tom McFarlin felt that the project had finally matured enough to warrant its own branding and website. As the boilerplate gained traction, McFarlin started receiving (more…)

WP eCommerce Has a New Home

In what has been a long time coming, WP eCommerce has changed the URL of its website from to Between the Shopp e-commerce plugin and, it was confusing as to which product the site represented. The move to a more recognizable URL is the pinnacle of a (more…)

Get Jetpack's Markdown Module Without Using Jetpack

Anas H. Sulaiman is a WordPress plugin developer who has created several extensions that extract modules from Jetpack so that they can be used independently. He recently renamed his profile to “JP Bot” and is gradually adding to his collection of Jetpack-extractions: One of his most popular plugins is (more…)