Category: WordPress

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

Handlebars.js & WordPress Template Parts: A Very Good Thing

It’s very easy to get a bit lazy when programming, laziness is a very common trait of programmers after all. It’s one of the few cases where that’s not a bad thing, getting things done with the least amount of work is often great when it comes to writing code. Integrating logic-less templates into your project can help you to do less work.

Posted: February 27, 2012

WordPress 3 for Business Bloggers Book Review & Giveaway

I’ve been playing catch-up on the stack of books I’ve been meaning to read, and I’ve just completed reading WordPress 3 for Business Bloggers by Paul Thewlis. It might not seem like a title that would jump off the shelf for you or I, but I was intrigued by the title for the sake of my clients.

Posted: February 20, 2012

A 1000-Hour Head Start: Introducing The _s Theme

A 1000-Hour Head Start: Introducing The _s Theme | ThemeShaper. This is quite a nice big deal, a brand new WordPress theme framework for your perusal and use. Theme frameworks are a great way to get a leg up on building custom WordPress sites, they can save a ton of time. It’s still important though, […]

Posted: February 19, 2012

WordPress Widget Image Field: A Widget Utility Plugin

I’ve built a number of custom Widgets for projects, but image fields were always a bit of a hassle usually involving copying and pasting of image URLs. Based on the work I’ve been doing with Attachments, I thought this experience could be improved upon.

Posted: February 06, 2012

WordPress 3 Ultimate Security Book Review

I recently read WordPress 3 Ultimate Security by Olly Connelly and I’m impressed. At nearly 400 pages, the book is overflowing with lots of information on an unwieldy subject that (rightly) keeps some people away from unmanaged hosting. If you’re interested in keeping your WordPress sites as secure as possible, this book might be for you.

Posted: January 30, 2012

Attachments Pro 2.4 Brings WYSIWYG and Migration

Attachments Pro 2.4.3 has just been released, and with it comes a new field type as well as a beta migration script that will allow you to migrate your Attachments data to an Attachments Pro instance. I’m happy to bring these two often requested features to fruition, and I hope you enjoy them!

Posted: January 26, 2012

Measuring impact of plugins on WordPress loading

Measuring impact of plugins on WordPress loading – Benchmark | Dev4Press. Working with any system comes with some inherent responsibility. Systems can be abused just as much as they’re used and it’s the abuse that tends to give a great system a terrible name. I think that happens with WordPress in certain ways. While a […]

Posted: January 10, 2012

Introducing Hierarchy: Even More CMS for WordPress

A long standing (for what reason I’ve yet to understand) debate surrounding WordPress is whether or not it’s a “true” content management system versus a blogging platform. I’ve just released Hierarchy, a new WordPress plugin that will hopefully bridge the gap some still see.

Posted: January 05, 2012