Category: WordPress

  • Speed Up WooCommerce Square in WP-Admin

    I was recently working on a WooCommerce store that had a very slow wp-admin. There were likely several factors involved, Query Monitor made it easy to see several API calls being made with every page load. If I could get rid of those API calls, then I could significantly increase the performance of wp-admin. With […]

  • Simple age shortcode for WordPress

    As I was updating the about page on this blog today, I decided that I wanted to make my age in the following string dynamic: “I am a 31-year-old Texan”. After considering options, creating a shortcode seemed like a simple enough route. Here’s the code that I came up with: Then, in my about page, […]

  • WordPress.com anniversary

    When I logged in earlier today, I got a notification that I have been a WP.com user for 9 years!  

  • Jetpack 4.6: Google Analytics Integration, PHP 7.1 Compatibility, and Publicize Improvements

    Jetpack 4.6 just dropped which includes: Google Analytics integration PHP 7.1 compatibility Publicize improvements Enhancements to shortcodes and widgets Check out the release post for more details or head to your dashboard to update! Google Analytics integration, PHP 7.1 compatibility, and improvements to Publicize. Source: Jetpack 4.6: Google Analytics Integration, PHP 7.1 Compatibility, and Publicize […]

  • Places Map shortcode now loads gallery of images!

    I just pushed a few updates to the Places Map Shortcode plugin that I first wrote about in this post. Now, when someone clicks a location marker, a gallery of images from that location loads below the map! To see it in action, check out the Pictures and Places page.

  • Mapping my Instagram pictures

    A few weeks ago, Beau Lebens updated the Keyring Social Importers plugin and also released a plugin called People & Places. I use these plugins to import all of my Instagram pictures and then to tag each Instagram picture. Taking this foundation, I was able to easily create a plugin to map all of the […]

  • New WordPress.com for Lightroom

    This is a pretty cool change for photobloggers! Our new Lightroom plugin lets you export direct from Lightroom to WordPress.com. Source: New WordPress.com for Lightroom Makes Publishing Your Photos Easy — The WordPress.com Blog

  • How to convert WooCommerce Storefront list view to grid view on mobile

    WooCommerce Storefront Grid View

    By default, the desktop view of the Storefront theme shows a grid of products, where each row has 4 products in it. The mobile view, on the other hand, is a list view where each row only has 1 product. The mobile view is a bit more airy as well, which looks great, but causes […]

  • Adding Affiliate WP Dashboard to WooCommerce My Account Page

    Affiliate WP Statistics tab

    I was recently working on integrating Affiliate WP into one of my friend’s sites. And after I set it up, I was a bit disappointed that the affiliate users would have a separate account page from the WooCommerce users. For example, users that were checking order history, saved payment details, and more would go to […]

  • WordPress founder signs pledge not to build Muslim registry

    Proud to work at Automattic. I’m personally signing, and also speaking on behalf of the entire Automattic company, which makes WordPress.com, Jetpack, Simplenote, and WooCommerce. — Matt Mullenweg Automattic, which owns WordPress and a number of other web development and publishing tools, has signed a pledge not to help build a Muslim registry. The company’s […]

  • State of the Word, 2016 | Matt Mullenweg

    The full video and Q&A from 2016’s State of the Word last week in Philadelphia is now online. This year was especially exciting because it wasnt’ just a look back at the previous ye… Source: State of the Word, 2016 | Matt Mullenweg

  • Enhanced PDF Support in WordPress 4.7

    WordPress 4.7 makes it easier to preview PDFs in the media library by generating image representations of the first page, which are now used throughout the media library and media attachment screen… Source: Enhanced PDF Support in WordPress 4.7 – Make WordPress Core

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