I can’t believe it’s been TWO YEARS since I wrote this little post on my first contribution to another author’s WordPress plugin. It was a great feeling way back then. Since then, I’ve always wanted to extend that feeling to contribute directly to WordPress Core. Today I can proudly say: “Bucket-list item: Checked!” This December… Read more What I Learned by Contributing to Twenty Sixteen
Feels like ages ago I wrote my first and only ROFAWP (pronounced Ro-Fahp). Since then I’ve been digging into all kinds of fun and interesting free tools that help me understand what’s going on with my site much more. These are plugins that I’ve found to be extremely useful particularly if you are just starting… Read more ROFAWP #2: Free Script Management Plugins
You might have started to notice a trend. Actually, if you’re like me you’ve noticed it and have already developed a complex love-hate relationship with it (Ok, maybe that’s a little much). It’s called “Click to Tweet”. It’s a really simple and effective tool that puts a quote from your article smack dab in the middle… Read more “Click to Tweet” is the New Animated Gif
I’ll keep this pretty brief. Today Google’s search engine algorythym is being updated to give better rankings to sites that are “mobile-friendly”. What this means in finite detail is up for heavy debate, but your best bet is to stick your site domain into this tool (provided by Google themselves) and say HOORAY! if you’re good… Read more If you don’t know what Mobilegeddon is, you’re already doomed
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TinyPNG, EWWW Image Optimizer, and Kraken.io go head-to-head. The results really depend more on what your needs are (as always!).
There’s a trend in web development to push for front-end editing of content. There’s a slew of tools available in WordPress that are already pushing the boundaries of what that might look like. Some of them are really robust and reliable, others are bad examples of why front-end editing is so difficult to do well.… Read more Creating User-Friendly Styled Content in WordPress
What are Archive Excerpts in WordPress? WordPress, though no longer merely a blogging platform, has always had a strong focus on the users experience of blog posts. It’s emphasis on post categorization, tagging, and archive pages helped set it apart from every other CMS in its early days. One central part of that user experience… Read more Smart Excerpts in WordPress Themes
WordPress 4.1 introduced perhaps the most gorgeous default theme yet introduced. Twentyfifteen is simple, elegant, and ridiculously well-coded. I’ve always wanted to have my site built from a default theme but I just couldn’t get myself to commit to it for the past two years because of how just aweful they past two themes were.… Read more Introducing Matt2015
I might start doing this semi-regularly. I’m calling it RoFAWP (pronounced: Roh – Fahp). I’ve been doing some experimenting with a couple sites and dug into the WordPress Repo quite a bit in search for some coolness and came up with a few gems. My goal with this series is: Introduce you to some cool… Read more Roundup of Free Awesome WordPress Plugins