Category: WordPress

My Best Wasn’t Good Enough, so I’m Starting Over

See the link at the bottom for a discount on @clientwp Second Edition A couple years ago I wrote my first book, Client Oriented WordPress Development and I was wicked proud of it. Writing a book had been on my list for a few years and I finally thought I had a topic worth expanding […]

Posted: August 29, 2014

Support Customers by Helping Them Help Themselves

If there’s a single, overarching theme that seems to resonate with product builders it is the pain point of support. Some despise it, but I’ve come to sincerely appreciate the support interactions I’ve had through SearchWP. It’s shown me how to be more patient, more understanding, and through that make SearchWP a better product in […]

Posted: August 12, 2014

Template Map makes my Client Work Easier

TL;DR: Built another WordPress plugin: Template Map (GitHub) Very often my inspiration for building plugins is to make my life easier. Selfish as that may be, I’m a big fan of the idea behind using your own publicly released code as much as possible. When you’re actually in the trenches using the code you’re that […]

Posted: July 20, 2014

I’ve Built a Live Search Plugin for WordPress

Search continues to be (in my opinion) a very much underutilized aspect of many websites. It’s not that websites are universally lacking on-site search, it’s that it usually stinks. I did what I could to improve that for WordPress sites by building SearchWP. It’s what I’ve always wanted but never found in a search solution […]

Posted: May 05, 2014

Better Search Results Counts in WordPress

I recently stumbled on the following snippet of code in your average WordPress theme: <?php if ( is_home() ) : ?> <h2><?php echo the_title(); ?></h2> <?php elseif ( is_search() ): ?> <h1><?php $search_count = 0; $search = new WP_Query(“s=$s&showposts=-1”); if($search->have_posts()) { while($search->have_posts()) { $search->the_post(); $search_count++; } } echo $search_count; ?> <?php _e(‘Search results’); ?></h1> <?php […]

Posted: December 31, 2013

SearchWP: The Best WordPress Search Plugin you can Find

I am wicked excited to be publishing this post. Not because it has to do with shipping code or any of that, but because I’ve built something that’s going to make my life (and hopefully yours) that much easier once you’ve read it. Many times when I sit down to build a plugin it’s a […]

Posted: August 06, 2013

Wicked Opinionated WordPress Plugin: Concatenate Assets

An area that could have used some modification in my workflow is the optimization of third party assets when building WordPress sites. Those stylesheets and JavaScripts that make additional HTTP calls we’ve come to know and hate. There are a ton of existing solutions out there, but I wanted something a bit more… finicky and custom-tailored to my approach.

Posted: June 10, 2013

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

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