One of the things that makes WordPress such a viable option when it comes to building websites is its ability to serve as a true application framework. And those developers who are familiar with building true web applications can do amazing things when it comes to using WordPress. Part of the goal of WP Daily is to feature editorial content not only around events, news, interviews, and the like, but applications built on the platform as well. The Athletes Network is one such example.
A couple of weeks ago, we released Episode 0 of Hello Dolly. Generally speaking, the podcast was largely an experiment not only to see if we could pull off something that was a worthwhile contribution to WordPress in the podcast-space, but to see if there was any interest from others in listening to anything we had to share. Based on the feedback of the first episode – all of which that we’re thankful for, by the way – it was evident that we should move forward. So we took everything you guys suggested and critiqued and aimed to release the official […]
Max Foundry – the company behinds products such as MaxGalleria and MaxInbound – recently released a major update to their MaxButtons Pro product. Specifically, MaxButtons Pro now features Shopp integration. Neat, right?
This weekend, we received the following tweet basically asking “where do I start with WordPress?” @wpdailyco If I want to get serious about WP code, where do I start? I got basics, but I go deeper and feel overwhelmed! Tips? — Josh Wagner (@jbwagner) December 15, 2012 Love this kind of stuff! Not only is it the kind of tweet that we can provide insight on, but it’s something that you guys in the community can chime in on as well. Remember, our Manifesto specifically states: Collaboration, not Competition Community, not Agendas Friendship, not Formality People, not Personalities Participation, not […]
Whenever it comes to working on client projects for WordPress, one of the challenges is filling out enough of the site or application with placeholder assets so the user gets an idea how their project is going to look. Sure, designers have the luxury of creating their own placeholder images (and they’re likely more better looking than anything what any developer could come up with on his/her best day!), but what about the rest of us? Lorem Pixel is arguably one of the best tools for creating WordPress placeholder images.
One of the best things about the open source community is that you’re constantly working with a team of people to build something that’s larger than what a single person or small team could do well in such a short amount of time. This is applicable to plugins, themes, and even WordPress itself. The challenge, though, is that you may be working with a group of people who you don’t really know beyond the bug tickets they submit, or the issues they resolve.
If you’re in the business of developing WordPress-based themes, plugins, or applications, then one of the most tedious tasks is figured out the best way to sync up the databases that exist between your development, staging, and product-level environments. Sure, the WordPress Import / Export utility is one way to do it (especially if you have it download the files from the existing site), and performing a SQL dump and then importing that into the new site is yet another way you could go about doing it. But what about the case when you’re moving the entire site – that […]