Tag: product

Reworking SearchWP’s Advanced Settings Screen – Part 5

With most of the placement challenges solved it was time to start piping things up and making it all work again. An item on my punch list to think about when rebuilding this screen was to rethink what notifications looked like. In the (now legacy) screen I used a standard admin_notice where applicable, as most […]

Posted: January 23, 2019

Reworking SearchWP’s Advanced Settings Screen – Part 4

In the last update, progress was made by moving both a UI component and an Action from the Advanced settings screen to the Stats screen. This was a double-win because not only did the UI make more sense on the Stats screen, it freed up some space on the Advanced settings screen too. Because enough […]

Posted: January 21, 2019

Reworking SearchWP’s Advanced Settings Screen – Part 3

After adjusting the game plan to include additional Extension roll-in, I got back to work in building out the new Advanced settings screen based on the rough sketches I came up with. That process went pretty well as I started to adapt to my qualms that inspired the rebuild of the screen. I got as […]

Posted: January 19, 2019

Reworking SearchWP’s Advanced Settings Screen – Part 2

After getting the ball rolling insofar as a feature/update list for the Advanced settings screen in SearchWP 3.0 (yet to be released at the time of this writing) and one of the things to do being integrate the Manage Ignored extension into SearchWP core, I wanted to explain a bit about my approach to Extension […]

Posted: January 17, 2019

Reworking SearchWP’s Advanced Settings Screen – Part 1

The biggest user-facing change that’s coming in SearchWP 3.0 is a reworking of its Advanced settings screen. The last update to this screen was nearly three years ago and while it served a purpose then, it was showing signs of aging. While I’m a strong believer in decisions over options (albeit a bit more lax […]

Posted: January 16, 2019

How to do a Product Critique

This article uses the word ‘app’ a lot but I think it can be generalized into many things, even WordPress plugins. I think the article does a great job of explaining the marketing process for a digital product. There is so much that goes into the process of figuring out your user base and trying […]

Posted: July 16, 2015