I was recently reviewing WordPress backup plugins for a Treehouse project and came across BackWPup (from the folks at MarketPress.com). From the research I have done, this is the best featured most solid free backup option for WordPress. It has all of the following important features Backup files and/or database Schedule backups Create multiple backup Jobs Backup to server Send backups … Continue reading The Best Free WordPress Backup Plugin
So many plugins have existed that integrate with Google features, especially analytics related. So, it's interesting to see one come out from Google themselves. Introducing the Google Publisher Plugin (beta). Unlike some of the other plugins, at this point in it's beta release the plugin only does two things: Let's you easily add AdSense ads … Continue reading Google Releases It’s Own Official WordPress Plugin
I recently did a workshop on building a WordPress theme with the Foundation framework. If you build your WP site with Foundation, you may find it helpful to use this plugin, Easy Foundation Shortcode, since it will give you more flexibility over the Foundation based styling you do from the content editor.
I have been a big Gravity Forms supporter for a long time, however, I'm beginning to get more interested in Ninja Forms, which is a free WordPress form builder and also quite powerful. If you decide to build your WP forms with Ninja Forms, you may find the ninja_forms_display_form() function helpful since it let's … Continue reading Hardcode a Ninja Form in Your WordPress Theme
I wrote recently about the front-end editor, Barley, for WordPress. Today I'm posting about another 3rd party service offering a front-end editor for WordPress, WP Raptor. This plugin has a slightly different interface, but same basic principle: give users the ability to edit their site without going to the control panel. Here is a screenshot … Continue reading Cool Front-end WordPress Editor from Raptor Editor
The BP Group Documents plugin does something very simple and helpful: let's group members share documents with each other. When building social networks for people who are planning events or doing group assignments and projects, having the ability to share documents is essential. This plugin gives you a page in each group where users can … Continue reading BuddyPress Plugin for Sharing Documents in a Group
A while back, while working at the WordPress plugin course at Treehouse, I came across this awesome plugin from Daniel Convissor. The Object Oriented Plugin Template Solution plugin basically gives you an OO template for building your own WordPress plugin. I didn't end up using the template in the project, however, it was very helpful … Continue reading An Object Oriented Template for WordPress Plugins
I remember seeing a WordCamp presentation a couple years back about Pods, testing it out, and finding it kind of unstable. I think they've moved way passed that point at this point. Check out this video for Pods 2: UPDATE: This YouTube video has been removed 😦
I enjoyed this talk from Eric Mann on building a WordPress plugin
In working on a Treehouse Badges and Profile Plugin I needed to run a cron job to regularly check a user's profile for updates. Thanks to WP Tuts and Harish Chouhan for this helpful tutorial on WP-Cron.