• September 9, 2013 Community

    Contributing Together

    Recently I’ve been spending a lot of time poking others’ projects. Since I have more time than I had while working full-time for an employer, I’m polishing more of my snippets and I’ve been busy with small enhancements that couldn’t find a place in my long list before. Additionally, I find myself sending more pull […]

  • September 6, 2013 Community

    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:┬áhttp://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 […]

  • August 7, 2013 WordPress Business

    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. […]

  • August 5, 2013 Plugins

    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 […]

  • July 7, 2013 WordPress Business

    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 […]

  • February 16, 2013 Plugins

    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 […]

  • January 22, 2013 Plugins

    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 […]

  • December 31, 2012 Plugins

    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 […]

  • November 26, 2012 Plugins

    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, […]

  • November 10, 2012 Development

    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 […]