Creating Your Own Plugin for Customizing WordPress (WPReading Meetup)

At the Reading WordPress Meetup, on November 20th, 2018, I demonstrated how to code your own plugin for WordPress. This was a high level discussion, focused largely on the Q&A. Here is the GitHub repository for the demo plugin I created. What is a plugin? Extra code, in addition to the theme, that is run (more…)

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Heartbeat API for WordPress

As part of the JavaScript chapter for our upcoming book Building Web Apps with WordPress, I got a chance to research and work with the Heartbeat API that is new to WordPress 3.6. It’s a cool little piece of functionality that will help out developers building asynchronous apps on top of WordPress. At first, I (more…)

Don’t Break The Code

Last Saturday at WordCamp Philly, I ran a session on “Building a Plugin in One Night”. Together, with about 50+ attendees, we brainstormed ideas for a new WordPress plugin that I could code that night. The brainstorming went great, coming up with some good ideas… like plugins to: Help first responders after a disaster (Big (more…)

Fix for WP Page Tree Plugin in WP 3+

The WP Page Tree plugin is a nice plugin. It shows a tree view of pages in your WP site… but it’s been broken since about version 3 or so. I’m sure there are other tree view plugins that work well, but I liked that one. And it is actually an easy fix to get (more…)