Plugins

WordPress cdnjs Plugin Makes It Easy to Offload Scripts

The cdnjs service is used by hundreds of thousands of websites to offload static files for performance. It’s an open source community-driven project that hosts a variety of different file types, including JavaScript, CSS, SWF, and images, thanks to help from sponsors UserApp and CloudFlare. WP cdnjs is a new (more…)

Mobile ShareBar Adds a WhatsApp Sharing Button to WordPress

Earlier this year, Facebook acquired WhatsApp for $19 billion dollars. With 450+ million users per month and 70% of them active per day, Facebook is betting on the the app’s massive user base and continued growth. Although WhatsApp is enormously popular, very few WordPress sharing plugins have prioritized adding the (more…)

WordPress Tip: Disable the Toolbar on a Per-User-Role Basis

The WordPress toolbar is shown by default to all users, but administration screen links aren’t always useful for everyone. For example, on most sites the subscriber user role is very limited and doesn’t require access to the backend. Disable Toolbar is a new plugin that gives administrators the ability to (more…)

WordPress Async Task Library from TechCrunch Now Open Source

TechCrunch is one of the largest sites publishing with WordPress and its developers are always looking to improve performance to maximize engagement and ad revenue. This week the team open sourced its WP Async Task Library, which was created to offload time-consuming tasks into background tasks. Alex Khadiwala and Nico (more…)