Here’s a look at the updated and new Plugins and Themes of January 9th, 2013:
Plugins, plugins, plugins! It’s one of the best (and at times worst) things about WordPress as there are some killer plugins that will make your WordPress-powered blog sing while there are times, especially as a developer and WordPress consultant, when you jump in the back-end of a client’s blog and *gasp* you find 1,000 of them installed with over half of them needing updates. Yes, you know that you’ve seen those sites and the floor drops out from under you and you realize that there is no amount of money that you could be paid to “fix” this incredibly plugin-logged site. […]
The growth of mobile devices have forced many a web designer and web developer to consider responsive layouts are part of their services as more and more businesses are getting savvy about their mobile customers. Personally, I do not believe that it’s hit critical mass in terms of adoption or even awareness but it’s fast-becoming a consistent conversation with the organizations that I consult with and is nearly always listed as a “need” or high on the desirables list. So, is this the year of the Responsive WordPress Theme? Will it become a defacto-standard in WordPress theme development? I’m not […]
Here’s a look at the updated and new Plugins and Themes of January 8th, 2013:
Every blogger worth his or her salt knows that they need to build an email list. Why? For lots of reasons but the main one is because you can get lots of traffic and leads to your site by building a healthy email list. However, there is one BIG obstacle that stands in your way and it has to do with the newsletter services that are currently available. I seek to walk you through one solution that may make your 2013 year a big one with an even better newsletter (or your very first!).
A WordPress site can be created in many different ways. Some developers first start with HTML code that they then “migrate” into WordPress. Others start with a pre-existing template and build off of that. But, many developers are turning to a more robust option: WordPress frameworks. With a pre-built, flexible code-base already in place, WordPress frameworks provide us with an efficient way to build a site. Instead of starting from scratch, developers can leverage a framework’s built-in code, options, plug-ins, and themes from which to develop. Think of them as starter themes to help you get going and eliminate the […]
The Professional WordPress: Design and Development by Brad Williams, David Damstra, and Hal Stern has been released in it’s second edition! This book which is now in it’s second edition seeks to provide an incredible resource for those looking to develop software and solutions via WordPress. It covers some of the basics to hosting to Themes, Plugins, content, design, core, and even data architecture. It might be one of the more comprehensive table-top companions that you have on your desk while you write all that pretty WordPress code! They provide samples and examples that’ll help both the newbie and the seasoned […]
There weren’t any theme updates or new ones to check out today but a host of updates on the plugin side of things. So without further delay, here’s your daily scoop on the updated plugins for January 7th, 2013. … Sheesh, I’m still not used to typing out 2013, you know?
It’s true. We can’t get enough of WordPress here at WP Daily. And yes, we’re those type of people that like to showcase it own our backs (great tshirts via WordCamps!), our bags (pins!), on our notebooks physically (stickers!), and even our desktop wallpapers. My all-time favorite is this one that I’ve had for ages – I honestly can’t remember where I got it and who to give credit to!
If you’ve ever created a WordPress Theme, a WordPress plugin, or any software application for that matter, then you’ve probably created a changelog of sorts to help users and other interested parties (e.g. developers) understand exactly what was changed since the last version. For those that aren’t quite sure, here’s a quick definition: A changelog is a log or record of changes made to a project, such as a website or software project, usually including such records as bug fixes, new features, etc. Some open source projects include a changelog as one of the top level files in their distribution. As a programmer myself I know […]