Plugins

Ryan McCue has released a cool bookmarklet which when used on the WordPress Plugin Repository, will take you directly to the code browser for that plugin. The bookmarklet works on subpages of the plugin page as well as the installation or FAQ pages. If you’re using FireFox, drag the link (more…)

Community member Andrea passed this along on Twitter the other day. It’s called the WordPress plugin compatibility checker. The sites to scan the WordPress repository on a regular basis to show plugin authors if their plugin meets the guidelines for compliance. Amongst the data collected so far, it has been (more…)

This is a guest blog post written by Michael Torbert, owner of SemperfiWebdesign.com. Hopefully if you’re reading this, you’re already familiar with the wordpress.org support forums. However, sometimes you may have a dire need for one-on-one support with the actual developer or designer of a plugin or theme. When asking (more…)

John Kolbert, who wants to enter this years plugin competition has a problem. He is out of ideas. What better place or group of people to ask than the Tavern community? Stop by the forum thread we have going on and share your thoughts or ideas on plugins you would (more…)

A few days ago, I reported on a piece published by Andy Peatling regarding why BuddyPress themes were future proof and how the themes provided functions where you could perform most backend tasks on the frontend. This perked my interests because I’d love to see the same thing implemented on (more…)

Mark Ghosh over at WeblogToolsCollection.com has announced the next installment of the sites coveted WordPress plugin competition. If you’re not familiar with it, check out the winners from 2008 which brought us WP Comment Remix, Manageable, and WP Easy Uploader. Last year, I was lucky enough to be one of (more…)

WP Greetbox which is a popular plugin created by Thaya Kareeson recently went through an update that added a new panel to the WordPress dashboard which provides updates from the developers blog. This is an opt-out option but it’s also not difficult to turn it off if you don’t want (more…)

After the security vulnerability kerfuffle that I reported on the other day regarding my beloved contact form 7 plugin, the plugin author has released an update which contains the necessary security fixes. Based on the changes, we can see that the security problem lied within the fact that the previous (more…)

Yesterday afternoon, I was pretty shocked to see a message over twitter from Mark Jaquith announcing that the WP Contact Form 7 plugin had a security vulnerability in it which was being exploited and that anyone using the plugin should uninstall it immediately. Contact Form 7 is a popular plugin. (more…)

Today I wanted to talk about a problem which Justin Tadlock will be covering in more detail at some point in the future and that is, plugins which contain a CSS file to edit their style. Don’t get me wrong, Lester Chen is a great plugin author, but I find (more…)

Sarah over at BloggingTips.com has published a short and sweet article explaining how to setup WordPress out of the box to work like a CMS. She also gives a listing of recommended plugins to accomplish the task.

In this article by Vladimir Prelovac, we will learn to create our first functional WordPress plugin and learn how to interact with the WordPress API (this is the WordPress interface to PHP) on the way. The knowledge you will gain in this article alone will allow you to write a (more…)