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. […]
Google has announced, today, a new style of AdSense ad – the "Auto ad". Using machine learning, the code will insert adverts into your site where it things they will be most relevant. Auto ads balance revenue and user experience by delivering the right ad at the right time to your visitors. They can even […]
I have had a lot of plugins. 19 as of yesterday. And managing to keep them maintained, let alone adding new features, can be difficult. With Gutenberg around the corner and the changes that will be needed as part of that, it's a burden that's now impossible. Many have been around for many, many years […]
At numerous locations, often in big cities, regular WordPress-themed meetups occur. Anyone can run one and those attending can be anybody from bloggers to developers, with all levels of knowledge. However, probably the biggest in the UK is the appropriately named Big WP, held in London. Less regular than some others it, none-the-less, attracts a […]
Today marks a momentous occasion – for most of this year I’ve been trying to bring my 18 WordPress plugins up-to-date and, as of this morning, it’s now complete. You see, I’d allowed my WordPress plugins to fall behind in their updates, for various reasons, and changes were required to them all – not enhancements […]
Inspired by Mika Epstein, I’ve ditched this site’s contact form. And, shameless ripping off her post on the subject, I’m going to explain a little bit of why.
Now that the WordPress plugin README supports a minimum PHP level, I thought it was time to dust down my guide to the data that you can add to the README and the plugin header. This also documents how to extend this further, adding additional fields easily to the plugin meta displayed upon installation.
Please, take a read and let me know of any feedback you may have.
Who knows all the shortcakes that are currently available to your WordPress installation? I know I don’t. Well, inspired by a request from a WordPress VIP client to understand it better, here’s a quick and simple solution to list them out.