Category: Development

Code Quality And Free Plugins

Update Apr 29, 2015: My friend Emil from ThemeReview.co announced their Plugin Review service which I highly recommend for all plugin authors, business owners and clients – high quality means higher security, better performance and compatibility for your project. We have these regular discussions on Open Source, the future of WordPress and such. I’ve been discussing the…

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The slippery slope of WordPress customizations

There are two things I highly admire in the WordPress ecosystem: being able to precisely budget small projects (where the tiniest error could ruin the entire profit, if not more) and do freelance customization work. We own a small brand under the DevriX hat called Premium WordPress Support, which started as a support engine for…

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Business Around WordPress

The latest WordPress pricing discussions went viral and it’s apparently an important subject that should be discussed broadly at WordCamps. The large number of implementers out there are affecting the number of technical experts, and the competitive prices of other platforms lead us to the question: Why are the WordPress budgets underpriced? I’ll share my experience so far as…

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Web Development and WordPress Online Training

The end of my PHP course at the Software University is near, and I’m planning a new program for WordPress development. I’ve been teaching courses since 2006, take a look at my training portfolio. Few of the companies where I have trained employees are: VMware, SAP Labs, Software AG, Melexis, and I have also trained groups at CERN…

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WordPress Products and Demos

Last year at WordCamp Sofia I gave a talk named “Choosing the right WordPress theme”. Contrary to the first guesses title-wise, since I’m not a designer at all, my topic was focused on the different sources to find a theme, based on a given set of requirements. Few of my slides were referring to the product piracy –…

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Revolutionizing the Web? Meet getclouder

My Open Source mindset always burns me from the inside out when I have to keep a secret, and finally there is no need to keep one of the massive ones. getclouder was launched today at the Velocity Conference and almost instantaneously covered by one of my favorite business gurus Chris Lema. As a WordPress…

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Disable WordPress maintenance nag

In case of a WordPress multisite with a specific setup trying to run autoupdates, you could add the following to prevent the WordPress autoupdates: [php] define( ‘WP_AUTO_UPDATE_CORE’, false ); [/php] Hiding the automatic update messages in dashboard for site users and single site admins, you could disable the nag actions: [php] add_action( ‘admin_init’, ‘dx_prevent_notifications’ ); function dx_prevent_notifications() {…

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WordCamp The Netherlands – May 10-11

I’m flying to WordCamp The Netherlands  in 6 hours and I’m going to share my thoughts on the WordPress Code Architecture. I’ve been brainstorming on that subject for years, ever since I’ve started working with WordPress, being technically challenged compared to all the other programming languages and design patterns I was used to until then. My…

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Periodic Table, my First Public Upload

Recently I found a link to an app that I’ve published online almost 10 years ago and as far as I remember, it’s my first publicly available application ever, free for download: I’m definitely not proud with the overall end product or the code quality produced back then, but that’s my first contribution to the…

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update_blog_option()

I was dealing with network DB option filtering few weeks back and I was unable to find a proper way to use update_option, update_site_option or any relevant function to update the main site’s option value. I just found update_blog_option which is pretty cool and it does the following inside: [php] … switch_to_blog( $id ); $return…

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