An often overlooked part of theme development is the back end. It’s quite possible to ignore differences in font and appearance between the editor and the front-end of the theme but after toggling between the two views for a while, I find that discrepancies, especially with fonts, start to jar. Read more
I don’t tend to do a lot of SEO work but there are one or two sites I work with where search rankings are critical. By chance one day, a colleague happened to notice that there was an orange exclamation mark and warning against one of our sites in Google search results. Read more
What are action links?
Action links are the additional menu items under your plugin’s name on the plugins.php page. By default, you’ll always see Active/Deactivate there and, if you’re not on multisite, you’ll also see the option to delete a plugin. Read more
In this post, I’m talking about a specific type of failure after activating a plugin. There are numerous descriptions of how to solve different types of white screen failure at the end of this article. Read more
One day, I found myself staring at my plugin’s page in the WordPress directory, wondering why there was such a difference between the number of downloads recorded and the number of active installations. I looked around and it appeared to be the same story for every plugin. The information on the Statistics tab seemed so limited and gave me no real clue as to what was going on. So I decided to create a tool to help. Read more
Easy Digital Downloads is a great piece of software if you’re selling plugins and themes. I’m using it on the Wisdom plugin site (Wisdom allows plugin developers to get information about where and how their plugins are being used). Because this website only sells one product, I’ve enabled the EDD feature to redirect the user straight to the checkout page after adding the product to their basket. Read more
I use Easy Digital Downloads Software Licensing to manage and distribute the plugins I sell. Without going into detail, you get a handy class and code snippet that you add to your plugin files that allows your plugin to check for available updates after it’s been installed on your clients’ websites. Read more