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WordPress Plugin Boilerplate Speeds Plugin Creation Tom McFarlin has done a great deal for the WordPress community via Tuts+, WordCamps, 8BIT, etc and now the WordPress Plugin Boilerplate is getting a nice little addition. While it wasn’t working at the time of this writing, the boilerplate has it’s own generator site. Just toss in some details and boom, get yourself the boilerplate. Why WordPress Agencies Should Support Community Projects Topher of XWP takes a look… Read more »

Four-Year Old Comment Security Bug Affects 86% of WordPress Sites Gah, 86% of WordPress sites might be vulnerable? That sounds bad, but that’s because it’s a bug in WordPress 3 sites which many people are still running because of no automatic update to 4.0. The bug allows for malicious JavaScript to be passed through post comments, so the key point here is, get current on your version because 4.0 is not susceptible to the bug…. Read more »

WP Slack Plugin Sends WordPress Triggers to Slack Slack has become increasingly popular and for pretty good reason. It connects to pretty much anything. The Slack plugin allows connectivity from your WordPress installation into your Slack feed, allowing you to send notices when a post is published along with many other integrations. Pretty cool if you’re a Slack user. WordPress 4.1 Beta 1 Available Now This last week at PHP World I joked with Konstantin… Read more »

The WhiP – WordPress Daily Newsletter While This Week In WordPress is only a weekly newsletter, WPMU Dev announced their daily newsletter The WhiP, this past week. If you’re looking for the latest WordPress news in an easily digestible format, subscribe to The WhiP today. 10Up – Engineering Best Practices This is a great resource for anyone looking to beef up their WordPress query knowledge. The best practices go over a host of items that… Read more »

Dawn Patrol – WordPress In The World Noel Tock shared his new labor of love this past week and explained that he hopes Dawn Patrol to be a look through the lens of WordPress communities around the world. Using Vimeo and Amara (a translation service) videos can be captured in any language with WordPress as the unifying theme. Pretty cool and looking forward to more. Startup Framework For WordPress A while back I discussed the… Read more »

WordCamp Shirts as Art This was pretty cool. Folks send in their WordCamp shirts and the shirt are stretched and placed on frame and hung up. Quite the collection of shirts from around the world! Introducing Reactor – Easily Create Apps From WordPress Everyone wants a plugin that makes mobile easier. Whether it’s responsive design or mobile apps, there didn’t really seem to be a “magic button” plugin that made mobile easy until I saw… Read more »

Maintainable WordPress Meta Boxes It’s been a while since we’ve featured a McFarlin files post, but Maintainable Meta Boxes is too good to not share. Here he gives a quick summary of the series he wrote on Tuts+. If you’re a plugin or theme developer these maintainable posts are pretty awesome. GIFDrop – The Magical GIF Plugin If you’ve seen the site GIPHY and thought, that’s a cool way to sort my GIF collection, it’s… Read more »

A Look At WordPress Hosting WP Explorer takes a look at what goes into the hosting of a WordPress site from the basics of version of PHP and MySQL to different hosting plans. While they don’t go too in depth into the best hosting or WordPress-only hosts, it’s a great introduction if you’re just starting to look for hosting or if you’re dissatisfied with your current setup. Best WordPress Job Postings Plugin Updated this past… Read more »

Seven WordPress Plugins To Help Mobile Users Tuts+ brings to you a nice list of plugins to “Help You With Responsive & Adaptive Web Design” and get your sites mobile. I’ve mentioned Hammy and WPtouch before, but Responsible and Responsive Widgets were new to me. Check the plugins out and see if they’re right for your responsive designs. Why WordPress Needs FTP Maybe you’ve encountered FTP when trying to upload a .zip file for a… Read more »

Ultimate Guide to iPhone Resolutions A quick guide to help you understand the breakpoints that all iPhones have and what resolutions you will be dealing with when keeping your site responsive and retina-ready. Tablesaw – Good-looking Responsive Tables Responsive tables are tough. What’s the best way to showcase tabular data on a mobile device? Lucky the Filament Group is here to help. With their jQuery plugins, you can get a spiffy looking table on any… Read more »