Plugins

Industry Night with Marcus Couch

On tonight’s show we’re engaged in conversation with Pippin Willamson, developer of many notable plugins including Easy Digital Downloads. Along with his co-host Brad Touesnard, Pippin produces one of my favorite WordPress Development podcasts, Apply Filters.

One of the most popular modules used within Jetpack is Stats. This module replaces the stand-alone plugin formerly known as WordPress.com Stats. Unfortunately, the most recent update to Jetpack has temporarily broken the Stats dashboard widget. I’ve routinely seen the error message that is shown in the image above but (more…)

A Generator For the WordPress Plugin Boilerplate

The WordPress Plugin Boilerplate is a popular tool for getting started with plugin development. Many top-notch WordPress developers have contributed to the boilerplate and the 2.6.0 release of the plugin provided a major update. Using the plugin boilerplate as a starting place for plugin creation, a developer can quickly whip (more…)

How to Add Font Awesome Icons to WordPress Menus

Font Awesome is an icon font comprised of 369 scalable vectors that can be customized via CSS to change the size, color, add drop shadows, adjust opacity, etc. Though originally designed for Twitter Bootstrap, the font is available for use within any project. These icons have fewer compatibility issues because (more…)

As is tradition on WordPress.com, it’s that time of year where they turn on the snow machine. In order to accomplish the same thing for a self hosted installation of WordPress, you’d need to use a plugin. Great news if you’re already using Jetpack! If you have Jetpack enabled on (more…)