Extending the functionality of your WordPress website is as simple as installing a good plugin. But what if you need a custom functionality not available by plugin? With a little understanding of PHP and WordPress actions and filters (wait don’t leave me yet!) you too can add helpful features to your own WordPress site. In fact, one of the first plugins I wrote was to solve a problem for my employer for which there was not extant plugin. Let’s take a look at a simple WordPress function present in every installation of WordPress since version 3.0. A function is a […]
The perpetual argument- Mac or PC? Coffee or Tea? Messy or Clean? I set out to solve these great questions (or at least take an unrepresentative, statistically irrelevant visual survey for fun). A number of folks in the WordPress community of developers and designers were asked to send over photos of their desks as they were at the moment, no cleaning allowed. Now you can get a behind-the-scenes look at all the glorious screens, tchotchkes, and other developer do-dads that power the WordPress community and answer the above questions for yourself! Thanks to the following community friends who took a […]
This has been a great year to be a WordPress developer, designer or user. With the updates to core, community, and paid plugins and themes, it’s been a real smorgasbord of awesomeness. In the realm of plugin development, it’s been a particularly exciting time with amazing new plugin releases and feature upgrades with existing plugins. I’ve asked some well known folks in the WordPress community for their top picks and present to you the top five mentions here. You should also check out the other year end plugin roundup posts for more great plugins. Enjoy!