Category: WordPress

WordPress Plugins I Always Use

I was just now asked by @VinThomas which WordPress plugins I always use. With 140 characters being too limiting, and my thought of “I love lists like this!” here we have it: Pods CMS/PodsUI Attachments Bad Behavior (since Akismet is now “commercial”) Debug Bar & Debug Bar Console Google Analytics for WordPress Gravity Forms Members […]

Posted: March 09, 2011

Custom Comment Fields in WordPress

With the addition of Custom Post Types in WordPress, that leaves a lot of potential for repurposing comments into something more targeted to our post types, something like reviews. There are times, though, when the included comment fields aren’t quite enough.

Posted: January 24, 2011

Never Search For Free WordPress Themes

Why You Should Never Search For Free WordPress Themes in Google or Anywhere Else. I’ll often be asked about “good places to find free WordPress themes” and the only places I’ve come to recommend are the official WordPress Free Themes Directory and more recently the Free Themes area of ThemeGarden. WordPress is a fantastic piece of […]

Posted: January 12, 2011

Adding APC to MediaTemple Grid Service

Adding APC to MediaTemple Grid Service | GeekTank. I still use Media Temple’s Grid-Service to host a number of development sites as well as some daily-use applications. I happened to be working on Iron to Iron’s production server, making some optimizations to APC (Alternative PHP Cache) which I use in conjunction with W3 Total Cache. […]

Posted: December 31, 2010

My WordPress TextMate Bundle of Choice

Gipetto’s wordpress.tmbundle at master – GitHub. I’ve been using TextMate since moving to Mac/OS X in 2006. It saves me tons of time with Snippets and the key combinations I couldn’t help but learn just by using the app for years. Bundles are the key to TextMate, as they contain pre-built snippets, commands, and macros […]

Posted: November 30, 2010

I’m Quite Proud to Present Attachments 1.5

I’ve spent some time lately revising Attachments, my WordPress plugin that lets you append assets from your Media Library to Pages, Posts, and Custom Post Types in a very simple way. The entire attachment workflow has been reworked, and I think you’ll like the updates!

Posted: October 12, 2010

WordPress 3 Template Hierarchy

WordPress 3 Template Hierarchy | Digging into WordPress. I’m a big proponent of completely mastering the tools with which you work every day. If you work with WordPress and develop your own themes, it’s really important to understand the established template hierarchy that exists there. WordPress uses different files based on circumstance. It depends on […]

Posted: September 13, 2010

Custom ‘Content Widgets’ in WordPress

Content management doesn’t have to be restrictive to your clients, but it shouldn’t be an open door either. Shortcode-based content widgets in WordPress are a great way to provide your client some additional creative freedom without compromising your design.

Posted: September 13, 2010

Pods CMS » Pods 2.0

Pods CMS » Pods 2.0. The details surrounding Pods 2.0 have been unleashed! If you’ve never used Pods before (what?!) you’ll be super interested in what’s coming in 2.0! Pods is a CMS framework. That is to say it’s a plugin that facilitates the creation of a very detailed content management system using WordPress at […]

Posted: September 10, 2010

A New Home for the WordPress Trademark

A New Home for the WordPress Trademark — Matt Mullenweg. Automattic has transferred the WordPress trademark to the WordPress Foundation! I’m loving this, this is one of the big reasons I like WordPress so much. I’m a huge proponent of open source software and even more-so open source software that has provided careers for so […]

Posted: September 09, 2010