In my work reviewing plugins for Tidy Repo and here at TorqueMag I come across shortcodes. A lot. If a plugin has some sort of front-end output, then you can bet that it will use a shortcode to accomplish this task. Shortcodes have made their way into theme development as well, and often times become almost proprietary in nature, chaining a user to a plugin or theme. In the year 2014, I think it might be time to start looking outside the box, and using the WordPress API more extensively to accomplish our goals. A Short History of the Shortcode […]
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?!
What a week it has been my friends! I’m not so sure about you, but this past week nearly killed me – trying to get back into the “groove” of things gets harder and harder and harder. But we survived the first week of April, didn’t we? On to the next one!
As a general rule, I hate WordPress shortcodes. I understand their value to the end-user and have even enjoyed developing them on some recent projects; however, they’ve become a sort of mutated flu vaccine. Created for good, they have now become a disgusting virus mimicking basic HTML and infiltrating areas they do not belong – themes. I cringe every time I see a theme that boasts “100’s of shortcodes” or, God forbid, uses [h1][/h1] as a replacement for traditional HTML headings. But how do we make everyone happy? How do we satisfy the developers that need their themes to be competitive in marketplaces? How do […]
It’s Friday, Friday got to get down on Friday! I have some new plugins and theme to share with you on today’s roundup. If you use WooCommerce for you eCommerce solution on your site, and you ship things, you might want to check out WooCommerce DYMO Print. I imagine it could save some folks quite a bit of time on printing out address labels for shipping. Anything else look interesting to you?
It’s Tuesday and I have some new plugins to share with you on today’s roundup. A special thanks to Feedly for making the formatting of these posts a heck of a lot easier. Have you started using it yet? Here’s the list of plugins:
Responsive web design (RWD) was on one of the biggest web design trends of 2012. With its growth in acceptance, it is poised to explode in 2013. But the question, naturally, is what does the WordPress community bring to the RWD table? Let’s look at 10 of the top responsive WordPress plugins that will help us in our quest for responsive, cross-device perfection.