• November 10, 2012 Development

    Add a TinyMCE button to WordPress post editor

    Most themes and large plugin utilize the WordPress Shortcode API by adding code snippets that could be parsed inside of a page or post. One of the handy ways to present a UI behavior for your customers is by embedding the functionality to the TinyMCE editor as an extra button. You need to create two […]

  • September 24, 2012 Development

    DX Plugin Base v.1.1 released

    I’ve released a major update of my DX Plugin Base plugin which servers as a skeleton for WordPress plugin creation. Some of the old code has been refactored and simplified and a few new features have been added as well. Currently the list of code snippets working and included in the sample plugin base is: […]

  • August 27, 2012 Plugins

    swpMVC – WordPress Rails-alike framework

    Just noticed on Twitter this one: [blackbirdpie url=”https://twitter.com/dimensionmedia/statuses/239848270657118208″] I’m very fond of more abstract development practices and a good MVC modeling with ActiveRecord has always been a pleasure to see. Since WP itself has too much procedural programming with global variables, this one as a concept looks very neat. I don’t believe it would have […]

  • February 11, 2012 Development

    Plugin Base Skeleton

    I got tired working on plugins and writing the same code snippets all over again, looking in the same old tutorial sites or my favorite WP 3 Plugin Dev book. So I released a startup script for plugins – http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/dx-plugin-base/ . It contains most of the important snippets required for every plugin – registration of custom post […]

  • August 12, 2011 Community

    Theme submission steps – presentation

    The WPORG theme reviewers’ mailing list got an interesting email from Chip where he shared an awesome SlideShare presentation. The WordPress.org reviewers are volunteers and they help each other with technical and philosophical questions on the WordPress platform, best practices designing and structuring a theme or a framework, obsolete and modern functions, security and more. It’s […]