Earlier this week, Pippin Williamson stopped by ManageWP to do a cheeky AMA. People asked the successful plugin developer everything from, what it felt like to be homeschooled to what he would change about WordPress core. Williamson has written more than 200 plugins, is the CEO of three e-commerce companies, and co hosts a popular podcast dedicated to WordPress called Apply Filters. He managed to answer quite a few questions. Let’s take a look at some of the main takeaways. Managing multiple projects is both rewarding and difficult. Williamson spoke about how rewarding and difficult it can be to manage […]
DradCast Episode 051: Captial_Pippin_Dangit
[y=qGCavUwFl7A height=400] Show Notes Host Pippin Williamson is the developer and founder of some great WordPress plugins like Restrict Content Pro and Easy Digital Downloads. He is known for his ninja-like ability to produce amazing plugins at the drop of a hat. In addition to producing hundreds of plugins, Pippin also speaks at WordCamps and consults. You can find Pippin online at Easy Digital Downloads and on Twitter @pippinsplugins. Sippin’ On Brad – Scotch Dre – Canada Dry Pippin – Flemmish Sour from Belgium Pressing Topics WordPress 4.0 Beta 1 4.0 beta 1 was just released. WordPress.org has the details of the release in their post. Critical Security […]
Great Plugins for WordPress Beginners
A few weeks ago, I shared a few developer plugins that I’ve incorporated into my WordPress workflow. The feedback was extremely positive, but not everybody out there is a developer. There are a lot of people coming to WordPress, or even CMS’s, for the first time, and the transition can be a bit overwhelming. The following is a list of great WordPress plugins for beginners, that can hopefully get anyone started on the right foot. Again, I give you the list in reverse alphabetical order. WP Caregiver: FREE As you get started with the WordPress admin, there will be a […]
Keeping the Users, and Your Kitchen, in Mind
The way home decorators think about the style of houses is much the same way that software designers and developers should think about the software platform they are building. By Pippin Williamson | July 21, 2013 WordPress plugins extend the default behavior of WordPress. There are hundreds, or even thousands, of additional features that can be enabled by installing one or more plugins in your WordPress powered site. If you have installed a lot of different plugins, you’ve probably noticed that some add their features seamlessly into the WordPress interface, while others stray away from the standard interface, either a […]
Plugin Development 101 with Joey Kudish
There is a future with those things called WordPress plugins, you know?!? I’m obviously being a bit facetious as many of us know that the plugin world is one that’s growing as well as the business marketplace around it. In fact, some like Pippin Williamson who’s been a part of this community here has made their entire living off of a handful of well developed plugins, like Easy Digital Downloads. So it’s not a surprise that you should seriously considering getting into the game if you haven’t already. Perhaps Joey Kudish could help you out in that department?
The WordPress Weekend Roundup
I hope you are having a very chill and relaxed weekend as we walk into the 4th of July week! Many of you are probably traveling this week and I hope you travel well and safely. Perhaps most importantly is that you can get offline and just enjoy family, life, and other such things that are vastly more important than *gasp* WordPress! Hahaha!
Better Planet Update #1 – Votes are In
It seems that the votes are in and the 2 new additions to WPLift’s Better Planet system are… (*drum roll please*): Pippin’s Plugins Matt Report Nice. With 22% and 39% respectively these two sites easily out-distanced the other sites that were being considered.
Open for Voting: A Better Planet Feed
We’ve covered this initiative previously and I’m excited to see that Oli’s continuing to build steam and make good on his promise to deliver a better feed and curated experience for everyone. Now, he’s opened up some voting for including a few other notable blogs, like the following: WP Force Pippins Plugins Chris Lema Winning WP Bob WP WP Teach Matt Report WP Daily Themes I am personally a fan of a few of these and not a super-fan of others but the community will ultimately decide.
Learn WordPress From The Experts with WP Sessions!
Starting this month, Brian Richards is going to begin hosting online courses for those who are interested in learning to become better WordPress developers through the use of his site – WP Sessions. In short: WPSessions.com provides monthly, high quality presentations from experts in the WordPress community. Every presentation is broadcast live to viewers around the web and recorded for indefinite long-term viewing. Sounds neat, right?
The WordPress Weekend Roundup
It’s that time again! Let’s just jump right in – you’ve got a weekend to take advantage of and so do I – like do nothing, that’s what! Just kidding. “Weekend,” what is that?!
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