Plugins

Looking for a quick and convenient way to add the ManageWP.org button to your WordPress site? If you’re using the Jetpack sharing module, the new ManageWP.org Sharing For Jetpack plugin will automatically add it for you. Plugin developer Jeremy Herve was inspired by Jeff’s recent tutorial, which includes a walkthrough (more…)

German WordPress developer Frank Bültge has spent many long hours creating a plugin that encapsulates more than a dozen enhancements often requested by multisite super admins. His Multisite Enhancements plugin has been hosted on github for some time, which made it rather obscure. WordPress plugins hosted on github are often (more…)

At a local WordPress meetup I attended, an attendee asked what would be the best way to show videos on their site? We dismissed using YouTube because when the video ends, it would most likely show video suggestions that had nothing to do with the topic at hand. We recommended (more…)

About three years ago, WordPress introduced pie charts and a stats API to the plugin repository. These stats gave plugin authors a chance to see which versions of their plugin were activated while also giving a glimpse into how many actual users the plugin had. The API provided a method (more…)

When Tom McFarlin released his WordPress Plugin Boilerplate on github last November, he has no idea how many developers would jump on board to contribute to this open source learning resource. The plugin has received a ton of support from the community, including commits from more than 26 contributors. McFarlin (more…)

How to Install WordPress Plugins Directly From Github

It’s amazing how much WordPress code is available on github. Many developers choose not to place their plugins on WordPress.org for one reason or another, but this makes their code less convenient for others to find. Using a plugin from github traditionally requires you to visit github, search for the (more…)

Now that WordPress 3.7 is out in the wild and has already accumulated over 1.5 million downloads, the complaints are starting to roll in concerning the automatic update feature. On the Make.WordPress.core website where Andrew Nacin published a great guide on the different ways of configuring auto updates, users started (more…)