I’m Speaking at Wordcamp Fayetteville


I've said it a thousand times, Wordcamp Fayetteville is probably my favorite tech-event of the year! It's been a blast watching this event grow each year to attract one of the largest tech event crowds in the state. I'm honored to be speaking again this year on a topic / product that I think many will find very beneficial, ManageWP. What is … [Read more...]

Using [shortcodes] in WordPress Widgets


I figured out a cool trick this evening that I thought I would share. Let's say you have a shortcode that you would like to display inside of a wordpress text widget area, just locate your theme directory and edit your functions.php file to include the following: add_filter( 'widget_text', 'shortcode_unautop'); add_filter( … [Read more...]

Creating an RSS Feed from WordPress Tags


One of the things that Wordpress really does well in my opinion is generate feeds out of the box for posts, and even feeds for post categories are fairly easy to pull together, but today I was needing to put together an RSS feed from post tags. For those of you that might be unfamiliar w/ Wordpress taxonomy, you basically have posts that are … [Read more...]

WordPress Plugin Release: WP-Pleth Branding


Plugin Description: I mentioned a few weeks back that I was going to start listing a few plugins and themes for sale on my blog for anyone that might be interested. Well, I haven't quite had a chance to bring anything to market yet that I would consider a "Premium" product so I thought I would test the waters with a free, yet functional, plugin … [Read more...]

Jigoshop eCommerce Plugin for WordPress


Over the years I've worked w/ a lot of eCommerce solutions, both paid as well as open-source, and I have to say that I've never been impressed w/ any one system like I have been Jigoshop. I'm including full-blown paid / proprietary systems like Storefront, Turnkey Webtools, and FoxyCart, as well as open-sourced projects like OSCommerce in the … [Read more...]

WordPress 3.4.2 Maintenance & Security Release


In case you missed it yesterday, there was a new maintenance and security upgrade released. Here are the details: WordPress 3.4.2, now available for download, is a maintenance and security release for all previous versions. After nearly 15 million downloads since 3.4 was released not three months ago, we’ve identified and fixed a number of … [Read more...]

Live Blogging: Notes from NWA Techfest 2012


Having an awesome morning at NWA Techfest, great turnout for the inaugural event. Since all of my slides are ready for my 2pm presentation I figured I would live blog my notes (since I left my moleskin at home). So, if you were unable to make it up to Fayetteville this morning, enjoy... https://twitter.com/cottonr/status/239030698994962434 Had … [Read more...]