How to check for a minimum level of PHP within a WordPress plugin

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 […]

New WordPress plugin – Tidy My Menus

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 […]

WordPress Plugin No Self Pings gets an update

A WordPress plugin, named No Self Pings, has been around since, seemingly, the dawn of time (2006). Indeed, Matt himself added it to the SVN repository. Since it’s release it’s only had one update (in 2007) and, more recently, has been plagued with users reporting that it didn’t work anymore. And then, yesterday, this happened…

New WordPress plugin – add a Pride rainbow to your admin bar

I'm happy to announce my latest WordPress plugin – Pride Bar. My first plugin available, straight-away, from both WordPress.org and Github, this adds the Pride rainbow to your boring admin bar… At the moment activation will add the Pride bar to all users. If you think I need to add an option where individual users […]

A Year of WordPress Plugin Updates

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 […]

WordPress Plugins – the definitive guide to README and header information

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.

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