I’ve been working on a small post meta framework over the past couple of weeks that I’d like to get feedback and testing on. ButterBean is an object-oriented framework built for creating post meta boxes.
Editor’s Note: After nearly 12 years running Zao as the sole management, I cannot begin to express how excited and humbled I am to be inviting another team member to our Zao family as a managing partner. Justin Sternberg is a man whose reputation precedes him in the WordPress community, but I’ve gotten to know him …
The success of your service-based business will be built on the bedrock of how you answer this one simple question: Do I want my services to be perceived as economical – or exceptional? It seems like a no-brainer, doesn’t it? I mean, of course we want to be perceived as exceptional.
For PHP 5.2, SPL can be disabled. As SPL provides the support for multiple autoloaders, this needs to be shimmed if not available.
I recently wrote a blog post about giving up alcohol. I had an incredibly frustrating conversation with another developer on Twitter: There is a great deal here that is wrong with our conversation here. This person clearly didn’t read my blog post because I mentioned not being able to drink without becoming violently ill.
Several months ago I decided to cut back on drinking. Basically I woke up in the middle of the night and just kind of decided I didn’t want to do it anymore. I have been going to therapy for the last few months to try and work through some issues and sadly my self medication with alcohol is one of those issues.
The referendum on the United Kingdom’s membership of the European Union is on Thursday 23 June 2016. A referendum asks you to vote on a question. For this referendum the question is: Should the United Kingdom remain a member of the European Union or leave the European Union?
The disintegration of America is a pretty popular topic of conversation these days, with the mere mention of Donald Trump or the religious right enough to prompt a cacophony. But few hit the nail on the head quite like Reg E Cathey.
There are many stories about Muhammad Ali, born Cassius Clay in 1942 in segregated Louisville, Kentucky, the son of a domestic and a man who painted billboards. Born at the hinge of the south, he was spurred on to fight when his bicycle was stolen as a young man.
One child has made the brave decision to shun oppressive cultural norms attached to the Disney princess industrial complex during princess day at her dance class, choosing to dress as human-sized hot dog instead.
About 6 months ago, we published a comparison of eCommerce plugin usage based on statistics from BuiltWith.com. About a month after that, WordPress.org implemented their own active install tracking for free plugins hosted on WordPress.org, which gave even more insight into active plugin installations.
SmarterTravel, a TripAdvisor company, engaged 10up in relaunching their namesake site SmarterTravel.com, which provides travel advice, news and travel deals. The website had not been revisited since they first launched in 1998, with the exception of a small “touch up” in 2010, and was showing its age: a suboptimal layout, a rigid non-responsive grid, and […]
There’s a lot of great WordPress content published in the community but not all of it is featured on the Tavern. This post is an assortment of items related to WordPress that caught my eye but didn’t make it into a full post.
I love the fact that a lot of the meta boxes on the WordPress Edit screens are hidden by default. Did you know that it’s really easy to specify which boxes should be hidden? This is great if you’re building sites for clients with lots of plugins that add meta boxes, but you want new …
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This week the Shiny Updates Team officially proposed the merge of the plugin into the upcoming WordPress 4.6 release. The project modernizes the process of installing, updating, and deleting themes…
We have brought another Project Manager on board! Please join us in welcoming Jim to the WebDevStudios team! We’re excited about this addition to our rockstar project management team; please expect to see much more of Jim around these parts, and find out a little bit more about him below: Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.
Nearly three years ago, I sat down with Brad Williams, CEO of WebDevStudios, to talk about his journey in the WordPress business world. A lot has changed since our last discussion, and today he’s here to review where his business has grown and the lessons he’s been able to learn.
We regularly find and write about malware that steals credit card details from Magento sites because attackers discover new techniques to obtain sensitive data daily. This time, the malicious code is specifically designed for Magento sites that use the Braintree extension.
The EDD Product Support extension has been developed to work in tandem with either BuddyPress (with user groups and discussion forums enabled) or bbPress to help you automatically create forums for new products, link products to existing forums, and automatically grant users access when they purchase a given product.
Today we are not going to explore malware or any other overtly malicious traffic. Instead this post is a warning about dishonest marketing tactics used by services claiming to improve your website traffic or Search Engine Optimization (SEO). We recently received a report from one our clients claiming that their website was experiencing a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack.
Last updated on by Editorial Staff After reading our article on how to allow anonymous comments, one of our readers asked us if it was possible to stop storing IP address in WordPress comments. Some site owners may want to do that to protect privacy of their users.
Never have so many risked so much for so little. I’m talking, of course, about Britain’s upcoming vote on whether to leave the European Union. So-called “Brexit” – get it, as in British exit? – would be the economic equivalent of quitting your job because you think you can get it back minus all the parts you don’t like.
SpaceX CEO Elon Musk talks with Recode’s Kara Swisher and The Verge’s Walt Mossberg about his plans to send a one-way rocket to Mars in 2018. He estimates colonists could start arriving on the Red Planet by 2025.
Researchers at Sucuri are reporting that the WP Mobile Detector plugin has been patched for an arbitrary file upload vulnerability that is being actively exploited in the wild. The plugin, which was temporarily removed from the WordPress Plugin Directory, had more than 10,000 active installs before the exploits began.
Do you notice anything different about the Tavern’s URL? We recently enabled SSL on the site using Lets Encrypt on Bluehost. Although the transition from HTTP to HTTPS was relatively smooth, we encountered a few issues. Soon after making the switch, we received error notices from Postmatic when trying to moderate comments via email.
Plugins can definitely crash an entire WordPress website, but Not all plugins are created equally. Some plugins only work inside the admin area of the system and have no impact on the exterior visitor facing website. Other plugins are just the opposite and only work on the exterior facing part of the site.
The world of fitness trackers just keeps getting better.
The Jetpack team launched developer.jetpack.com this week, a searchable code reference for actions, filters, and features found in the plugin. Although Jetpack is developed to be highly extensible, up until now there was no centralized place for developers to find documentation.
Are you just starting a new business? Maybe you want to take your existing business to the next level? Then you’ve probably thought about hiring a coach or purchasing some sort of training to expand your knowledge. Every day I get at least one email from readers like yourself asking about my recommendations for coaches, experts, training and/or courses.
I’m a woman with a successful career in tech. I’ve attended 100s of conferences and I still love them. Since I repeatedly do the same thing, in this case attending tech conferences, one could reasonably assume I get something net positive out of it.
By Douglas Santos For the last few days, we have noticed an increasing number of websites infected without any outdated plugin or known vulnerability. In most cases it was a porn spam infection.
When WordPress 3.7 “Basie” was released in 2013, it brought automatic updates to the masses. By default, WordPress automatically updates to point releases. Using additional constants within wp-config.php, you can configure WordPress to automatically update themes, plugins, and major releases. If you want granular control over the WordPress update system without touching code, check out Easy Updates Manager.
Never underestimate a child’s wisdom. On a homework assignment posted to Reddit (that was, admittedly, probably designed to elicit funny answers), this kid wrote some of the wisest proverbs we have ever beheld. Truly, these are DJ Khaled-level life lessons. Let’s break a few of these down.
Did you find this plugin helpful? Please consider leaving a 5-star review. Instagram Widget by WPZOOM gives you a WordPress Widget that you can place anywhere you want and be able to fully customize it’s design using CSS. Get Involved Looking to contribute code to this plugin?
If you’ve poked around our business before, you know that we’ve helped quite a few companies, including some household names, get their sites on WordPress. Obviously, we’re huge fans of WP, and although the tide does seem to be turning, we believe that WordPress is still wildly underutilized in the enterprise space (or every space!).
WordPress for Android version 5.4 was released this week with a couple of exciting new features and the eagerly anticipated new visual editor. The editor received a complete rewrite to use WebView, which allows the app to render and edit HTML via ContentEditable.
Find out how to add a contact form to your WordPress.com or Jetpack-enabled WordPress site. Our step-by-step video will walk you through it, and it’s easier than you’d think!
After the User Registration addon, we have been working on enhancing some of the core functionality of WPForms and adding features that you have requested. Here’s what’s new in WPForms 1.2.1. Drag & Drop Fields Previously when you wanted to add a field in your form, it was a point & click.
This weeks show discusses Twitter changes people actually like, Apple may open up Siri to developers, Apartment demands Facebook likes from Tenants, Facebook using people’s phone to listen to what you are saying, and more! Nicole Kohler is the Content Creator for Automattic’s Growth team.
Yesterday, we got this message to the Stuff You Missed in History Class inbox, under the subject line, “Female focused”: About a year ago a listener commented that your podcasts had become mostly about women. I was a relatively new listener and hadn’t noticed a bias.
Last updated on by Editorial Staff Do you like writing in Microsoft Word instead of WordPress? Want to import the .docx document in WordPress instead of copying / pasting which usually messes up the formatting? In this article, we will show you how to import .docx documents in WordPress.
If you’re familiar with the PHP community, then you’re likely familiar with a number of the different applications and frameworks that are currently popular in the development space today. One of the more common frameworks that we’re seeing used to build web applications is Laravel.
Other than writing a daily blog (a practice that’s free, and priceless), reading more blogs is one of the best ways to become smarter, more effective and more engaged in what’s going on. The last great online bargain. Good blogs aren’t focused on the vapid race for clicks that other forms of social media encourage.
BuddyPress 2.6.0 Beta 1 is available for testing. You can download the 2.6.0-beta1 zip or get a copy via our Subversion repository. We’d love to have your feedback and testing help. NB: If you are still using WordPress 3.9, we remind you that BuddyPress 2.6.0 will require at least WordPress 4.1.
Last week, Warner Bros. issued a DMCA takedown notice to video streaming website Vimeo. The notice concerned a pretty standard list of illegally uploaded files from media properties Warner owns the copyright to – including episodes of Friends and Pretty Little Liars, as well as two uploads featuring footage from the Ridley Scott movie Blade Runner.
I think we should really look into ways to improve the Restrict this Content metabox. Customers incorrectly configure it all the time. How it is currently: A few issues customers encounter: Do…
UpThemes co-founder Chris Wallace announced this week that the theme company has been acquired by Andy Wilkerson of Parallelus, a successful Themeforest author. The two met at PressNomics and worked out a deal for the sale of everything related to UpThemes, including some unreleased themes and the managed hosting business the company launched last year.
Bridget and Mercier had challenges in their life but always managed to come together. There was a 36 year difference in their ages and yet, according to Bridget, “You don’t pick who you fall in love with, you just fall in love.” And in love they were.