WordPress Query Monitor Plugin Crosses 10,000 Downloads

The Query Monitor plugin was released by John Blackbourn in late November of 2013 and became an instant hit with WordPress developers. It’s racked up 25 five-star reviews on and today crossed the 10,000 download mark, which doesn’t even factor in the number of times the Github repo has (more…)

WP Rocket Launches Commercial Caching Plugin for WordPress

WP Rocket is a new commercial caching plugin for WordPress that launched exclusively in the French market eight months ago. It’s created and supported by Julio Potier, Jonathan Buttigieg, and Jean-Baptiste Marchand-Arvier, a small group of Frenchmen with a passion for website optimization. WP Rocket is making its international debut (more…)

Rocket Galleries: An Intuitive Gallery Manager for WordPress

Rocket Galleries is a new gallery plugin that claims to be “the gallery manager WordPress never had.” Ordinarily, gallery plugins are a dime a dozen and most of them insert themselves into WordPress with awkward interfaces that promote the plugin author. However, this one is different. Rocket Galleries was built (more…)

Would Anyone Be Interested in a WordCamp Badges Plugin?

Wordcamp Miami Badges is a new plugin in the WordPress directory today. It allows speakers, attendees and volunteers to easily display badges indicating their participation in the 2014 event, which is estimated to surpass 700 this year. The badges plugin was created by Myles McNamara, a self-described “geek who loves (more…)

How to Share Beer Recipes in WordPress

Whether lager or ale, malty or hoppy, ice cold or room temperature, from a bottle, can, pint or stein, there’s no bad way to enjoy a brewski (unless you’ve had one too many). From ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia to all corners of the globe today, there is no denying beer’s (more…)

View More Themes in the WordPress Theme Browser

WordPress 3.9 brought a huge improvement to the WordPress theme browsing experience. By default, the new browser shows large preview images of themes with indicators for the ones you already have installed. It also allows for better filtering and exploring of featured and popular items. These updates to the theme (more…)