Uploads by Proxy →
I tend to develop on my localhost using the exact same domain as my production site. Some people think it’s crazy, but I think it’s awesome. Why do I do this? Because it’s easier than having to change database values and content asset links whenever I import a database dump into my local environment.
Uploads by Proxy is a plugin that allows you to sync the uploads from a remote site to a local site. This makes it easy to test locally without broken upload links throughout your installation. Pretty nifty.
Hat tip to @bradt
Always Omit Closing PHP Tags in WordPress Plugins →
We’ve been following this practice for quite some time in our WordPress themes and plugins, where it makes sense.
Spoiler: The reason is to avoid outputting whitespace after the closing PHP bracket, which will cause a PHP error.
How to Debug WordPress Themes and Plugins →
As a WordPress theme developer, this is a critical part of our process and one that all developers should consider as they build themes and plugins.
Building a Better Image Widget with the new WordPress Media Manager →
WPBillings, a free CRM plugin for WordPress →
It hasn’t yet been publicly released, but could be a neat solution for folks looking for something free and built-in to WordPress.
Collis Responds →
Yesterday, I wrote about the war between the WordPress Foundation and Envato regarding their GPL split-licensing practices. Collis responded to the news that Jake Caputo has been barred from contributing to WordCamps, stating his position on the ThemeForest license and how it impacts sellers and buyers within their marketplace.
It seems to happen once every few months, but another GPL licensing debate has cropped up, this time surrounding ThemeForest authors being involved in WordCamps. Jake Caputo, a theme and plugin developer, has received notice from Andrea Middleton that he is no longer welcome to speak or help with WordCamp unless he stops selling themes on ThemeForest, which licenses WordPress themes and plugins under a split license.
WordSesh: 24 hours of live streaming WordPress presentations →
If you REALLY like WordPress, you’re going to want to tune in for this massively intense internet phenomenon.
WordPress Backup to Dropbox →
Backup your site files and database to Dropbox at set intervals. Easy to set up and use.
Full-Screen Split Slider →
This is a great example of how a slider can become more than “just” an image rotator. Make it an immersive experience, something captivating, in order to make it an effective marketing tool.