Came across this recently published friendly guide to the GPL and WordPress licensing by Ivycat. It’s not filled with debates on what plugins and themes should do but generally just covers the basics and highlights things to know. If you’re new to WordPress or curious of it’s licensing, this is (more…)

iThemes has launched their hotly anticipated e-Commerce platform called Exchange. I was able to watch a one hour introduction video presented by one of the core developers of Exchange and my initial impression is wow. Based on what I’ve seen, they have done a great job with focusing on simplicity. (more…)

WPBeginner.com is currently in the middle of what could be the largest WordPress prize giveaway I have ever seen. It’s to celebrate their fourth birthday (Happy birthday by the way) but there is also a very beneficial catch to this particular giveaway. For every dollar donated to the cause, WPBeginner (more…)

Hello everyone and welcome to another installment of The Daily Plugin where we examine the newest and most recently upgraded plugins from the WordPress Plugin Repository. Remember to always test new plugins on a staging or development site first so that you do not risk data loss, conflicts with other (more…)

It was just a few years ago when the idea of creating an Apple like app store for plugins and themes was discussed throughout the community. This app store would not have to operate under the same guidelines as the official WordPress repositories and would feature the vast assortment of (more…)

I hope that everyone in the U.S. enjoyed the long Independence Day weekend. Here in Southern California we like to have fun and this past weekend was no exception. Fun for me though, is taking some quality time to hit the WordPress Plugin Repository and check out the newest plugins (more…)

I received an email the other day from a concerned 1&1 customer informing me that their one-click application installer does not allow WordPress to be automatically upgraded. I sent the following email to 1&1 sales department to figure out why it’s set-up that way. If I understand this correctly, the (more…)

Judging by the stats, folks just can’t seem to get their fix of plugin information. If you are one of those people, consider subscribing and listening to the WordPress Plugins From A to Z podcast. Hosted by John Overall and Marcus Couch, the show records every week to discuss the (more…)

Just like making a run for the border for “bootleg fireworks” (YouTube it), we’re hauling a trunk full of potentially explosive WordPress Plugins that could either make you go “ooh and ahh”, or instead just blow up in your face. Make sure you test any new plugins on a staging (more…)

WPShout has announced the return of their webhosting review for 2013. Unlike other hosting reviews, this one contains no affiliate links and has user submitted data. It’s over two years since the inaugural Hosting Review, and it’s now time to update the results with some fresh data. A lot has (more…)

The following post was written by Erlend Sogge Heggen of jmonkeyengine.org. Erlend spends his copious amounts of spare time managing the jMonkeyEngine project, all the while sticking his nose into whatever open source projects left the door unlocked. He’s a veteran WP amalgamator, webmastering many a site as a hobbyist (more…)