UPDATE: The plugin from the tutorial is now available on the WordPress plugin repository - After Comment Prompts A few months ago, I wanted to create a way to prompt my readers to follow me on Twitter after they leave a comment on one of my posts. There are already a few solutions available to do
Hey, everyone! I'm excited to have some downtime for the next few weeks and I hope to release some new stuff by then. I can't believe it's been four months since I last put together a post. If you're wondering why I haven't created anything new, here's the story: Back in August, I began law school.
Odds are, you have heard the term "workflow" in the web development field, especially if you've been doing it for any significant amount of time. For those who may be newer to WordPress development, it may not be something you've established or are totally familiar with. Basically, a workflow is
WordPress includes a couple of handy functions for retrieving the links to "previous" and "next" posts. They are get_previous_post_link() and get_next_post_link(). These functions, while useful for retrieving/outputting a simple link (HTML gets output), don't allow for much customization to the
This post is going to be a quick explanation of why I like to blog and how new bloggers should approach their own writing (in my humble opinion). Rob Neu retweeted a link to a very good read: The insanely slow road to building a blog (and why most people give up). This post does a great job at
I created this plugin to use while working locally on my projects. Not that it's a big deal, but I find it annoying to have to log into my local development sites. The WP Auto Login plugin adds a setting to the General settings page. To use the plugin, you do the following: Enter a username
Since I create a lot of tutorials and use GitHub for source control, I embed a lot of gist files to show the code used in my tutorials that include snippets. While the code is displayed in the post, readers often need to view the raw source for easier copying/pasting. In the bottom section of the
WordPress.com Stats via JetPack In case you're not familiar with JetPack, it's a plugin that includes a variety of different features for your WordPress website. Among these features are things like the JSON API, comment form, markdown, mobile theme, and a bunch more. Most of JetPacks