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

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