Tag Archives: Plugins

New WordPress Basics Course at Treehouse

For the last several months I have been rewriting all of the Beginners WordPress content at Treehouse.  Excited to announce today that WordPress Basics, the third of seven or so beginners courses in our Learn WordPress track has been released.

This course covers how to manage content in WordPress, how to work with different types of media and how to get started with plugins and themes.

A “Classic” Color Scheme Plugin for the WordPress Admin Area

Classic Admin Color Scheme Plugin

Sometimes when I’m working in the backend of so many different WordPress sites I like to change the admin color scheme so I can tell at a glance what site I’m working with.  While working on a rebrand for Web Hosting for Students, I came across a great admin color scheme, called WP Admin Classic Colors, that looks like the pre-3.8 color scheme.

Here’s what it looks like in action.

Classic Admin Style Color Scheme Screenshot

Thanks to the folks at Web Shop Logic for making the plugin available!

Great WordPress Plugin for Reordering Posts, Pages and More

WorderbyPress Plugin Graphic


EDIT: It does not look like this plugin is still available

One of the things I really like about this plugin in relation to the other plugins that do something similar is that there is no extra page within the admin menu hierarchy. It works right on the main Posts/Pages pages.

It’s a premium plugin and you can find it over at CodeCanyon. Thanks to Rémi Corson, who also works over at WooThemes 🙂

BackPress – WordPress Stripped Naked

I came across BackPress while reading about the WordPress Plugin API a while back. Basically it provides all of the core actions and filters from WordPress core to be used outside of the WordPress environment.

Not sure when I’ll have the chance to work with the framework, but it looks really cool and an awesome solution for the right problem.

The woocommerce-hooks.php file is where it’s at for WooCommerce Templating

EDIT: This file has been moved to woocommerce/includes/wc-template-hooks.php

Fully customizing WooCommerce did not make sense to me until I finally tracked down this file: /wp-content/plugins/woocommerce/woocommerce-hooks.php.

This file lists all of the hooks and all of the actions that are added to the hooks. So, if you’ve ever tried searching through the rather abstracted template files and not be able to find what you’re looking for to customize, check out the woocommerce-hooks.php file.

I didn’t find any direct mention of this file in the docs, so hopefully the 2.0 WooCommerce docs will have this file at least mentioned as the place to go to see the default loading of actions.

Have to say though, that once found, everything was super clear to figure out, so big thanks to the dev team for clean coding!