Category: WordPress

WordPress IRC Chats Schedule

Since I tend to forget when most WordPress dev chats are or pick wrong time zones instead, I set up a small weekly schedule with weekly IRC chats: http://devwp.eu/chats/ I got the schedules from the Make blogs and listed them with custom post type entries in a calendar. The handy thing is that one can control…

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The Cost of a Project

I just got back from the supermarket. While leaving with my groceries, I overheard the following conversation: … Come on, you even teach while sitting – that’s such a lack of motivation! I do what I got paid to do. So, if you were earning X extra every month, you would be more excited? Sure….

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DX Plugin Base v1.3 with AJAX

Earlier today I pushed an update to my skeleton plugin builder – DX Plugin Base. The plugin is meant to be used as a base for creating new plugins, you can either copy-paste it and just delete and replace what needs to be changed (that’s what the author of the Metwit Weather Widget did) or…

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Building a WordPress Website

With 2.5 billion people using Internet over the world (and counting) positioning a business online is crucial. Picking the right solution for your business website is just as important, as it would determine different factors, such as: the cost of building a website the ease of maintenance and extensibility availability in terms of experts being…

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Theme Mentor – inspired by Theme-Check

Today I finally released the first version of Theme Mentor – a theme review plugin inspired by the almighty Theme-Check. Over the last year I have spent more than 200 hours fixing themes for the WordPress.org repository gone through the Theme-Check tests. There are numerous issues not covered by Theme-Check, easy to miss during your…

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Submit iframe Form To External Site

Many advertising services and external APIs provide iframes to be embedded on external sites, but also require some data to be transferred from one site to the other. iframe tags are being restricted for many reasons, mostly security. There are iframe busters (or framekillers) that export the iframe behavior in the parent window, takeover the…

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Document Feedback for WordPress

Most large knowledge databases online provide a large amount of articles ending with a small text block: “Was this resource helpful?”, which is pretty handy for site owners to decide on most and least valuable posts. Since WordPress is a CMS heavily focused on blogging and content creation, the new Document Feedback plugin is the…

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Including scripts and styles properly

Since this has been a discussed topic over support forums and IRC this week, a very quick scripts and style guide for WordPress. The function for including a stylesheet is wp_enqueue_style: wp_enqueue_style( $handle, $src, $deps, $ver, $media ); You can define the handle for the style (as a reference for other styles later), the location,…

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Overcome the WordPress Autosave Limitations

WordPress includes a handy feature called ‘autosave’ that periodically persists an autosave version of a post at the moment of writing. Since accidents happen, it’s always good to have some recent version of a long text instead of starting from scratch when you don’t have the proper backup. Autosave is handy, but since WordPress is…

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