Pippin has released a simple bbPress notices plugin that allows you to place forum notices that will be seen across the entire forum. By default, the notices appear at the top of the forum and use the default bbPress styling making integration painless.

Inline Preview is a brand new plugin being developed by Christopher Finke. Instead of previewing posts in a new browser tab, this plugin adds an editor to the right of the post within the same tab enabling you to see what the post will look like. If you end up (more…)

Coen Jacobs developer for WooThemes has used his personal site to vent about commercial themes bundling commercial plugins. There were at least two themes hosted on the ThemeForest marketplace that were bundling commercial WooThemes plugins along with a copy of GravityForms. Those themes have been temporarily hidden from view by (more…)

The other day, I was performing a plugin search for something to help me remove all the Post Revisions I had accumulated over the past few months as part of my clean-up process. Unfortunately, the plugin I used in the past was no longer available but it’s how I found (more…)

A Bit Of History First: On January 7th, 2008 I published an article that brought up a subject not many in the community at the time knew about. At the time, I had only used WordPress for a little over 7 months. I decided to venture into the database WordPress (more…)

Chris Lema has started an engaging conversation around the topic of plugin authors not charging enough for their plugins. The main take away I have from his article is that plugin authors are under charging for the value that their plugins provide. But after reading the comments, I think most (more…)

There are very few instances when I’m browsing without being logged in as an administrator. Turns out, I should do that more often as I discovered that my Comment Quicktags Reloaded plugin was broken. I’ve used Comment Quicktags Reloaded since launching because I believe that comment forms are (more…)

On my recent article discussing the search functionality within WordPress, a few folks in the comments suggested alternatives to try. One of those was the ElasticSearch plugin. My main complaint in that article was that there was not an easy way to tap into the Elastic Search service without having (more…)

It’s time to clear up the debate once and for all. Despite all the doubts (and some haters), WordPress core is without a doubt one of the most secure platforms you can choose to put a site on. Of course, a WordPress install is only as secure as the plugins (more…)

On May 6th, the WordPress VIP team blog announced a new VIP service they’ll be offering centered around search. While at first it may be surprising that the default search in WordPress was not used in their latest project, the fact is, WordPress search in its current state can not (more…)

Almost four years ago, the idea of having custom WordPress installation profiles was brought up. The initial idea was to change core around so that developers could pre-configure WordPress with a set of activated plugins while also being able to change/activate the default theme. The idea was championed at the (more…)

Over the past few days, I’ve read various posts regarding a security hole discovered in the popular W3 Total Cache plugin. According to a security bulletin published by Jason Donenfeld on, after installing the plugin from the WordPress plugin repository through the backend of WordPress, there are two avenues (more…)