Tag: plugin

Hierarchy 1.0 is Here!

Published 2 years 10 months ago on November 20, 2014

Hierarchy is now at version 1.0! Check it out and find out more about the changes that went into it. A long time ago I wrote about a plugin I built that I’ve used on every client site since doing so. It solved a problem that exists only if you use WordPress in a certain […]

Generate Breadcrumbs from your WordPress Menu

Published 2 years 10 months ago on November 19, 2014

I have what some may consider a unique approach to WordPress Menus. Without going into extreme detail (but if you want extreme detail be sure to sign up to get notified when @clientwp Second Edition arrives!) I rarely use Menus for client projects. From time to time however, they’re the perfect fit. I found myself […]

The WordPress Plugin Boilerplate 3.0.0

Published 3 years 1 month ago on September 2, 2014

I really like code boilerplates. They’re such a great way to show up-and-coming developers one of many ways to accomplish something. They can also teach veteran developers a thing or two. They usually embrace the codebase for which they were written, and follow established conventions of the project. I also like Tom McFarlin. If you […]

Write your own code profiler in PHP

Published 3 years 2 months ago on August 11, 2014

I’ve made it a focus of mine over the next few months to tighten my belt on tests and profiling, specifically with my WordPress projects. I’ve been doing a lot of tinkering with Vagrant, VVV, Xdebug, and xhprof with the specific intent of easily profiling my code. I was quick to discover that while these […]

Template Map makes my Client Work Easier

Published 3 years 2 months ago on July 20, 2014

TL;DR: Built another WordPress plugin: Template Map (GitHub) Very often my inspiration for building plugins is to make my life easier. Selfish as that may be, I’m a big fan of the idea behind using your own publicly released code as much as possible. When you’re actually in the trenches using the code you’re that […]

I’ve Built a Live Search Plugin for WordPress

Published 3 years 5 months ago on May 5, 2014

Search continues to be (in my opinion) a very much underutilized aspect of many websites. It’s not that websites are universally lacking on-site search, it’s that it usually stinks. I did what I could to improve that for WordPress sites by building SearchWP. It’s what I’ve always wanted but never found in a search solution […]

Front End Editing in WordPress with Barley

Published 3 years 10 months ago on November 26, 2013

Front end editing has always been an interesting pain point over the years. WordPress was a fantastic playground for many attempts to solve the problem of separating writing and consumption of your site content. I work with a lot of clients, and it’s usually hit-or-miss when explaining how to manage things. Some clients are used […]

SearchWP: The Best WordPress Search Plugin you can Find

Published 4 years 2 months ago on August 6, 2013

I am wicked excited to be publishing this post. Not because it has to do with shipping code or any of that, but because I’ve built something that’s going to make my life (and hopefully yours) that much easier once you’ve read it. Many times when I sit down to build a plugin it’s a […]

Wicked Opinionated WordPress Plugin: Concatenate Assets

Published 4 years 4 months ago on June 10, 2013

An area that could have used some modification in my workflow is the optimization of third party assets when building WordPress sites. Those stylesheets and JavaScripts that make additional HTTP calls we’ve come to know and hate. There are a ton of existing solutions out there, but I wanted something a bit more… finicky and custom-tailored to my approach.

jisaacks/GitGutter

Published 4 years 8 months ago on January 24, 2013

I just installed this plugin to give it a whirl. I’m not sure how directly useful it will prove over time, and in fact may be more distracting than not, but I’ve gotten good about doing diff reviews before every commit and I’m hoping this adds a ‘glance’ level to help that process even more. […]

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