True developers strive to be DRY (Don’t Repeat Yourself) in code as well as workflow and process. Previously, I somehow ended up doing in many of my projects things that plugins could also do. It’s great to code your own sometimes and if you have specific needs that aren’t addressed by something out there already then sometimes it’s required. I think there is a lot to be said for the state of the plugin community lately. There are plugins to offer solutions many needs beyond what WP core was built to handle. I’ve found that many times plugins are better […]
Daily Theme & Plugin Roundup – 1.21.2013
Happy Monday! I’m sure there are a number of you who have the day off in celebration of Martin Luther King Jr, I know I did. There’s also other things to celebrate today like the inaugural ceremony for the returning President of the United States, but more importantly some new themes and plugins. I know being the President is probably cool and all, but I think I’m going to stick with being a WordPress developer myself. Don’t you? It’s a big list today folks. Way to make that long 3 day weekend count!
What the Heck Happened to WPCandy?
WP Candy was an incredible source of inspiration for what we’re doing here at WP Daily – in fact, all of the staff here have the pleasure of watching the property grow into a positive force of information, community, and all-around fun. But if you’ve been around for some time now you’ve seen what appears now to the be rise and fall of such a great site with the last post now dating back more than a month ago. With recent conversation surrounding editorial burnout, Bermuda Triangles, and business models, there’s a lot of healthy reasoning of why an editorial news […]
Daily Theme & Plugin Roundup – 1.20.2013
Daily Theme & Plugin Roundup – 1.19.2013
Today marks the second week of our Daily Theme & Plugin Roundup. I personally have been enjoying putting these post together and I hope you enjoy reading them. It’s been a great way to see what others in the WordPress community have been working on. It’s also great when the authors see when we mention their work and add a comment. That’s the community in action! Out with the old and in with the new!
The WordPress Weekend Roundup
In our usual fashion we’re collecting and sharing with you guys some of the news that came through our channels (and that darn Submit News button) that we weren’t able to cover in the past week – there are always great stories and great WordPress-centric content that still deserves a bit of attention. Last week there was a lot of feedback about the style of which we present this information – such as removing the pagination and changing the order of images with titles (thanks @ChrisWallace, @Norcross, @Drewapicture and others. Those were great suggestions and so we’ll test it out […]
Daily Theme & Plugin Roundup – 1.18.2013
It’s Friday, Friday, got to submit on Friday! Everybody’s looking forward to the plugins, plugins. I will spare your ears and not embed the Rebecca Black Friday music video. Does anyone have any plans for the weekend? Anyone still crunching some code, trying to get your latest project done? Well it seems like quite a few people are ending this week on a good note! Here’s the list-o-plugins for today:
Base Theme for WordCamp Updated, SVN and Trac
Brandon Dove has shared news that the SVN repo for the WordCamp Base Theme has been setup! For those curious about what’s powering it all you can now jump in and take a look as well as share your ideas and genius on how to make it even better. You can go there directly via SVN and Trac but make sure you don’t post any tickets quite yet since the WordCamp component isn’t finalized. It’ll be soon though.
A Look at the New American Airlines
There’s been a lot of discussion and talk about American Airlines new brand mark that’s been released and how historic it is for such an iconic organization to make such a significant change that I thought it would be at least of interest to bring it up here and discuss the power of brand and how it evolves over time. I’m not a designer nor am I a brand specialist or anything even remotely close to it – I’m care vastly more about what you do with the company’s products or services in this case, than the overall brand. But […]
Build Your HTML Prototype First, Then Move to WordPress
There are many different ways a website can get made. Ideally, a designer will work alongside a front-developer to get a working prototype ready, and a backend developer will adapt this to a CMS like WordPress. But the nature of our business often dictates that you will be balancing a couple, if not all, of these duties. And clients expect us to move quickly. It is very tempting to just start developing a theme on top of some framework and come out with a finished product. But next time you are in this situation, take a step back. Then create […]
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