Easy Updates Manager began as with any WordPress plugin: a line of code.
My History with Easy Updates Manager
For me, it started with a problem. I inherited an agency problem where plugins were modified and the only solution was upping the version number in the core plugin file.
As I pondered a solution, I had some initial thoughts that others would find such a tool useful.....
Let’s face it, not all of us work in ideal situations. Some of us can create a site for a client, create only one administrator, and leave the client with lower privileges so that they are always at our mercy.
Other times you decide to throw up Multisite just so the client can technically be an administrator, but cannot update, add, or edit plugins and themes (much less update WordPress).....
Slash Edit – WordPress Plugin
Programmers (can I call myself one?) have a tendency to be lazy. And laziness can result in a tool that may save a few seconds here and there, but by golly, those seconds matter!
I work on a lot of client sites, and the themes are rather inconsistent with adding “edit” links for posts or pages.....
This past weekend, I had the privilege of attending
WordCamp Europe at Leiden in the Netherlands. I had a blast. Here are some photos.
If you are on a mobile, you can
view the set on Flickr..... Continue Reading...
Simple Comment Editing
Over the last month, I released a successor to
Ajax Edit Comments. I got sick of the bug reports, support requests, and the bloat. It’s one of the reasons I’m actively looking for some poor soul (aka, an uber-awesome developer) to take over the project.
What is the name of this new plugin, you ask? It’s called
Simple Comment Editing..... Continue Reading...
My first book, WordPress and Ajax, is
finally available on Amazon.com.
I was very excited when I found out the book was listed on Amazon.com. The book’s designer (Vivien Anayian from
VG Universe Design) was equally thrilled and a pleasantly surprised as well.
The book currently retails for $19.99, which is pretty cheap for a programming book. If you fancy checking it out,
head to Amazon and give it a go..... Continue Reading...
For several months I’ve been slaving away on releasing an update to my “somewhat” popular e-book
WordPress and Ajax.
If you’re interested in WordPress development, please
check out the new additions to the book..... Continue Reading...
This past weekend I had the privilege of attending
WordCamp Philly in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
I’ve been working at
WebDevStudios (a New Jersey based company) since June of this year and finally got a chance to meet my co-workers for the very first time (they are as nuts as I am).
Photo of my co-workers and me. Photo by co-worker Chris Cochran (not pictured)
The guys I work with are just absolutely awesome.....
My first ever book,
WordPress and Ajax, has been released. You can find my dedicated site for the book at http://www.wpajax.com.
The book labels itself as an in-depth guide for using Ajax with WordPress.
While geared towards existing plugin/theme authors (beginning or advanced), this book will also assist those new to WordPress who have been thinking of making the programming plunge.
This WordPress plugin is a “lite” version of the very popular
WP Grins plugin by Alex King.
The plugin allows smilies to be inserted in the comment area of a WordPress blog.
WP Grins Screenshot Difference Between WP Grins and WP Grins Lite
The original installation of WP Grins requires the heavy overhead of the
WP Grins Lite uses the much lighter-weight
jQuery library..... Continue Reading...