Posts tagged with: plugins

d12 Message Blocks WordPress Plugin – 2.5

I have recently updated my d12 Message Blocks plugin for WordPress. It adds two new message blocks: one with a title and no icon, and another with neither a title nor an icon. You can get it from the WordPress plugin repository. Development snapshots are available on my Git repo.

Asking for WordPress Theme and Plugin Recommendations

I see a lot of posts on the WordPress forums where somebody asks for a plugin that will do foo or a theme that looks like site bar (which may or may not be an actual WordPress site), without bothering what they have found so far. This is almost always a bad idea. For starters, there are …read more…

Install WordPress Plugins from a Zip File

I often work with people who are completely new to WordPress, or to using a CMS in general. As a result, I’ve decided to put together a series of short video tutorials covering some of the more basic aspects of WordPress. Today, we learn how to install plugins from a zip file. If there is …read more…

Install WordPress Plugins from the Dashboard

I often work with people who are completely new to WordPress, or to using a CMS in general. As a result, I’ve decided to put together a series of short video tutorials covering some of the more basic aspects of WordPress. Today, we learn how to install plugins. Next time: installing plugins via a .zip …read more…

Subversion on Windows: A TortoiseSVN Workflow

Although I like Macs and I love Ubuntu, I spend most of my time in a Windows environment, because most of the people I work with use Windows. I need to see what they see and see it how they see it. So, Windows it is. Windows is not a bad place to do web …read more…

Using Firefox Add-ons

One of the nice things about using Firefox as a web browser is that it is extensible—you can add things to it that help you do things you otherwise couldn’t. Firefox calls these add-ons. To get to them, go to your “Tools” menu and select “Add-ons”: Or, as the picture suggests, you can also press …read more…

Disable your WordPress Plugins

Like children, plugins don’t always play nicely together.  Plugins can conflict with one another, with your theme, or even with WordPress, and those conflicts are often the result of an upgrade. A lot of the issues I see with WordPress can be traced back to plugin conflicts. Most people don’t even think of plugins when …read more…