Author: Jon

Attachments 3.5 and Attachments UI Extension Now Available

Attachments 3.5 is here! The changelog includes notes about new filters, new actions, the ability to limit the number of Attachments per Instance, the ability to change an Attachment asset without removing it, an Attachments Pro migration script and more. I’m also happy to announce the first Member-only Attachments extension: Attachments UI!

Posted: May 13, 2013

JavaScript Rocks! Book Review

As part of a focus on refining my JavaScript skill set, I’ve flagged a number of books I’ve had on my shelf literally for years waiting to be read. My goal here is to first and foremost regroup on the basics, the foundational knowledge I feel I need to take on the more advanced projects […]

Posted: May 06, 2013

Using Grunt to Speed Up & Standardize your WordPress Theme Development

Workflow continues to be an integral part of your overall speed in development. Automating tasks where applicable can have an amazing net effect on your timelines, so finding effective ways to speed up monotonous, repetitive tasks can be a huge time saver. Integrating Grunt with your WordPress theming can do big things for your process.

Posted: March 10, 2013

Using CSS3 Pseudo Elements and Box Shadows Instead of Images for HiDPI Geometric Shapes

HiDPI in Web design is kind of a double-edged sword for a front end developer. We now have two nearly separate environments (in some cases) that need attention. That sometimes results in double the style rules, double the image assets, and feature detection. Addition of anything is often the opposite of what we try to do, so it’s important to be as smart as possible when approaching management of HiDPI assets and styles in our projects.

Posted: January 14, 2013

An Entirely New Attachments Thanks to WordPress 3.5

Important: If you are a current user of Attachments and have upgraded from version 1.x to version 3.0 please see this note. A failsafe has been put in place allowing you to instantly revert to the latest version of the 1.x branch. I’ve been enjoying (read: gushing) over the updates to WordPress 3.5. Ever since […]

Posted: December 11, 2012

New WordPress Plugin: Duplicate Menu

It’s been some time since I’ve built a WordPress plugin out of necessity, especially one this niche. At first it may come off as a really odd plugin to even bother writing, but I think my use cases made it worth the effort. If you’ve ever wanted to easily duplicate a WordPress Menu, this plugin is for you.

Posted: July 23, 2012

Improving Your Process: Contracts, Proposals, Scopes of Work, and Complacency

At Iron to Iron we’re always trying to keep on top of ourselves when it comes to our process. The latest focus has been on our contract and the process we’ve got behind the generation of that documents and what leads up to it. We changed a lot, and for me it was a great reminder about the danger of complacency.

Posted: April 30, 2012

Semi-Protected Download URLs in WordPress via Transients, Cookies, and Pods

I continue to further utilize WordPress as a project framework with every project. I recently implemented a walled garden of content that contained a downloads section that got me thinking about how I could up the ante a bit and make those downloads semi-protected without becoming too invasive.

Posted: April 16, 2012

Introducing Front End Upload Pro – Available Today!

The second Pro series Plugin is making it’s debut! Front End Upload Pro is the big brother to Front End Upload and aims to make getting a great, publicly accessible upload form on your site in a matter of minutes. I’m really excited to talk through all of the features that differentiate Front End Upload Pro from the free version, and would love to know your thoughts!

Posted: March 26, 2012

Open Sourcers Drop Software Religion for Common Sense

Open Sourcers Drop Software Religion for Common Sense | Wired Enterprise | Wired.com. If you work with open source software at all, it’s really important to understand both the license of both the software you’re using in addition to the license of the software you’re writing. These details often go overlooked under the umbrella thought […]

Posted: March 14, 2012