Some of My Favorite WordPress Plugins


One of the things I enjoy most about attending wordcamps is learning about new and improved plugins that are available. There are literally so many plugins out there that it's impossible for one person to keep track of them all so it's always nice when developers openly share some of their favorite plugins w/ others. Since I will be speaking on … [Read more...]

Wordcamp Presentation: Introduction to ManageWP


As I mentioned a few weeks ago, I will be presenting a session again this year at Wordcamp Fayetteville on ManageWP. I'm really looking forward to presenting on this topic because ManageWP is a tool that I use every single day to manage hundreds of wordpress installations, themes, theme frameworks, and plugins for my clients at Pleth. ManageWP is … [Read more...]

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...]