First of all we wanted to say thank you, thank you for all the kind words that you send us to let us know that you are enjoying are products and content.
In many of the emails that we get there is one question that repeat itself many times, many of you want to know what tools and services are we using the manage our this website?
So with without any long intros here is some light reading material for the weekend. Read more
The WordPress plugin directory is a very good place to publish and distribute your new plugin.
Currently this time the directory includes about 20,902 plugins and every days about 50 new plugins are added.
Before you develop your new plugin you should know few rules that the WordPress directory have regarding the plugins that are published: Read more
We are managing few websites in multiple industries most of them are related to custom development for eCommerce projects. These projects can vary from one time consulting call to a long period consulting.
After working in the field more than 7 years, we can definitely say that 100% of our customers we hires us again for their future projects and not only because we know what we do, but because we are giving every project the full intention that it needs. Read more
If you are not familiar with API then here a quick definition:
API is standing for Application Programming Interface and it’s used for letting other users / developers to interact with your plugin actions and develop more products based on your plugin.
Let’s face it if you are a developer and never dealt with traffic and marketing than this will be one of the hard parts.
The one thing you know before you even start writing the first line of code is your marketing plan, this is what will be the difference between failure and success. Read more
WordPress is one the most easiest CMS that you can find, many clients can use it without genuineness or instructions, but if you are building a website to a customer and want to make your and his life even more easier you can start by removing unneeded panels and branding his client website.
WordPress Dashboard by default include many panels that most of the client will never use and in most cases, seeing so many panel and settings can confuse them especially in the beginning.
With a little of code that can add inside the functions.php file of the template file or even as a separate plugin you can design the interface to be more newbie proof.
Here are 8 code snippets that can use:
WordPress is updating all the time and his update process includes many times adding new core files and deleting exiting old files that are not relevant anymore.
The idea behind removing old core file is very important and has a very high impact for making your website more secure .
Many hackers use old files that exists in older versions to hack in to your website and control or alter your content / information.
Even though WordPress update system deletes all the old files sometimes the deletion process will not be complete and your website installation will left some old core files.
A new plugin that was developed is coming to solve this problem exactly.
The plugin is called “Old Core Files“.
The plugin will do a scan of your WordPress installation files to search old core files that have left behind. If he find any, it’s will display them to so your can choose to delete them.
You can download the plugin thorough WordPress plugin directory at:
WordPress default text edit is TinyMCE, it’s one of most popular and power text editor.
WordPress developers has decide only to enable few features of the TinyMCE editor but with a liitle code that you can to any plugin or to your functions.php template your can enhance the look and feel of the default TinyMCE editor.
WordPress a dedicated filter that list of the buttons that will appear on TinyMCE editor.
Here is the simple code to enable a 3rd line: Read more
One of the most interesting features that was introduce in WordPress 3.7 is the automatic version updates.
The idea behind this system is very simple and it’s to minimize the administration actions a user needs to preform in order to keep his website update all the time.
The automatic updates system works on all core elements WordPress including the core files, themes and plugins.
You can find a lot of posts over the internet in blogs and even the official WordPress.org blog regarding the WordPress Automatic updates system, but no one really asks him the real question does it really a good thing?
This article will not try to answer this question as the answer can be changed from website to another and even from user to another.
Only times will tell if the new feature has improved website security and stability? Or in some cases the same automatic updates system will be ruin and crash the website just because the new plugin version is not stable as the previous one that was installed. Read more
WordPress is very easy to use but sometimes it’s to easy. You can install a new WordPress plugin is just few seconds and even change your entire website design is just a few clicks.
But every ever wonder if the new plugin that you have just installed is a treat or a trick?
We have talked a lot on plugins security from the eye of the developers but in this special Halloween post we want to talk about your website security as an owner.
WordPress plugins are powerful and you can find many new plugins released every day into the WordPress plugin directory, but here is a fact that you probably don’t know about the WordPress plugin directory.
Anyone can submit a new plugin to the directory and no one really check it.
Now I know your would say that the WordPress team review every plugin but, the team only review the first plugin version that you send, and a plugin developer can upload a new version of the plugin and no one really is going to check it. Read more
Developing a WordPress plugin can be in the beginning seems very hard to understand especially if you are just start to develop in PHP.
After a while you start to feel more secure and start developing more plugins almost on a daily basis, you may even start developing plugins for clients and because you don’t have much time you are stop learning the new technics in WordPress plugin development.
This may not make you feel good in the beginning but if you follow the tips provided here you will become a better WordPress plugin developer in the long run. Read more