When you’re working in a publishing environment, the most used part of WordPress will be viewing your draft posts. After all, this is your current, active work. Once done, it’s over to an editor to publish. Yet, draft posts are a few too many clicks than they really need to be.
I’ve been writing for The Big Tech Question (BTQ) website for some time now. It’s my first foray into serious journalism but it really lets me sharpen my teeth on higher quality writing – one that I can then use back at my job with Automattic too. But the link between the two doesn’t end there. […]
If you update your site to WordPress 4.9.8, you’ll find a “Try Gutenberg” callout on the dashboard. Who sees this and can it be switched off?
When WordPress 4.9.8 hits, it will include a callout to try Gutenberg. It’s a great way to bring it to the attention of those who may not already be aware of it. However, for those who already are, it may be unwelcome. It can be dismissed easily but if you’re managing a number of sites […]
Oh my. It’s been a long time since I’ve felt such hate from users. What horrendous thing did I do? I change one of my plugins so that it now required PHP 7 to work, instead of 5.3. You know PHP 7… which itself goes out of support in the next few months. PHP 7 […]
I recently updated my Plugins List plugin and the minimum PHP level requirement moved from 5.6 to 7. Let me explain my reasoning and what my plans are for PHP support.
Don’t you just hate it when WordPress plugins are just a rule to themselves when it comes to adding new menus to your installation? Those slick, and well thought out, menu positions are now, seemingly, randomly dotted with plugin menus jostling for attention. Well, hate no more. Tidy My Menus is an automated solution to […]
When adding code to a WordPress post, you may find that it gets modified (particularly when using the visual editor). For some years now, a popular plugin of mine, Code Embed, has allowed you a way to achieve this without any such modification. However, the plugin has had many features to it, making it a […]
It’s been a year since I went to my first ever WordCamp – WordCamp London. And now I’m back for a second attempt.
The brand-new, all-singing, all-dancing, editor for WordPress is due imminently and I've been using the beta version for some time for creating posts on this site. Recently you may have noticed a little advertisement of this fact has appeared at the top of (some of) my posts – I've added this to help promote Gutenberg. […]