I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to present at WordCamp LA this coming September 21-22. I’ll be presenting “WordPress Troubleshooting 110 (not 101!).” WordCamp LA has an awesome group of organizers who have put together a stellar set of speakers and topics. There are currently less than 35 tickets, so jump over there and get… Read more WordCamp LA: My Presentation Style
[tWith all the hundreds of thousands of WordPress plugins available for free at the WordPress repository and the thousands of premium plugins available at plugin Marketplaces like FooPlugins, WooThemes, Envato, and more, why in the world would you care about having an even greater array of scripts available to you? Well honestly, in a lot… Read more How to Use Any jQuery Script in WordPress
I can’t help it. My many hats all collided as soon as we started talking about building WordPress plugins with localization in mind. I mean, how can I be expected to make my plugin internationally available? I speak German. I mean I’m pretty fluent when it comes to items in the kitchen, or chastising my… Read more FooCamp: Building Languages to the Sky!
[UPDATE:]This has been an incredibly popular post, and there’s been a ton of development in the area of image optimization since I wrote this. In that light, I added a section at the bottom with updates on my current workflow and new tools available. See Updated Info at the bottom No really, Don’t Upload that… Read more Optimizing Images for WordPress like a Pro for Free
This post is really assuming you’ve already read Brad Vincent’s latest post at FooPlugins.com. Read it here, first. Questions About the Readme.txt and Performance This week Brad and I worked on creating the readme.txt and readme.md files, and he explained his approach for refactoring php files to make future development easier. This made me think… Read more FooCamp: Questions About the Readme.txt and Performance
Making my first plugin with CPT’s, can’t be too hard, right!? Well, even the simple things can trip me up. It’s a happy ending though…
So this week, Brad and I worked on making sure I had a solid development environment to be building plugins in the first place. Fortunately, when it comes to plugin development and theme development (something I do fairly often) there’s a lot of overlap. Brad’s article is excellent for those who want to actually make… Read more FooCamp: Setting Up My Environment
As the Solutions Manager for FooPlugins, I’ve seen my fair share of sites using FooBox. There’s tons of them! People love the plugin. It’s easy to use, it looks great on basically any website you stick it on, and it gives a real sense of that elusive “pop” and professionalism that everyone craves for their… Read more Smart Ways to Use FooBox
I’ve done a lot of things as a front-end web developer. I’ve created all kinds of stuff that probably doesn’t really suit the job description really well. The one thing that I’ve always avoided like the plaque is PROGRAMMING. I’m kind of a stickler when it comes to details, and that’s really a big reason… Read more I’m Making a WordPress Plugin! Waaaaaah!
I’m working on a project right now that requires some changes to a very complex and large premium WordPress theme. It’s a very powerful e-commerce theme that has a ton of plugins and shortcodes baked into it. The problem is my client really just likes the layout of the theme, and really doesn’t want all… Read more On Being a Developer-friendly Developer