Archiver: a WordPress plugin to auto-archive your content using The Wayback Machine

TL;DR I just published a new WordPress plugin called Archiver that automatically creates snapshots of your content using The Wayback Machine. At our NerdWallet hackathon a few months back, my colleague John Lee presented an idea that goes something like this: what if we could create a tool that would automatically generate a visual archive of our site content so that we could … Continue reading“Archiver: a WordPress plugin to auto-archive your content using The Wayback Machine”

A model for the new WordPress plugin directory

TL;DR a new WordPress plugin directory is in the works, and the WP Dev Dashboard plugin could serve as a good model for a new developer interface. There’s been a lot of great talk lately around efforts to fully revamp the WordPress plugin directory. As a plugin developer myself, I like what I hear, and get excited thinking about how we … Continue reading“A model for the new WordPress plugin directory”

How to Synchronize Social Media Shares, Counts, and Comments Across HTTP and HTTPS

If your site is available via HTTP and HTTPS, then likely your share counts, likes, comments, etc appear differently depending on which protocol is used. Learn how to solve this problem and ensure consistency regardless of protocol.

If your site is available via HTTP and HTTPS, then likely your share counts, likes, comments, etc appear differently depending on which protocol is used. Learn how to solve this problem and ensure consistency regardless of protocol.

Plugin Review: BlogVault

I’m just going to come right out and say it: blogVault is my new favorite way to backup, migrate, and restore WordPress websites. We stumbled upon blogVault – or rather, it stumbled upon us – when blogVault founder Akshat Choudhary paid a visit to one of our Bay Area Web Freelancer Meetups. Long story short, … Continue reading“Plugin Review: BlogVault”

Mm Plugin: WP Hotkeys

WP Hotkeys WP Hotkeys provides time-saving keyboard shortcuts to help you quickly navigate the WordPress dashboard. Download Now » WP Hotkeys helps you navigate your dashboard as quickly as possible with fully customizable keyboard shortcuts. After installing WP Hotkeys, you will see the default hotkey hints display in brackets next to each standard menu item … Continue reading“Mm Plugin: WP Hotkeys”

Equal Height Columns with jQuery

There are a ton of great solutions out there for creating equal heights columns – so many that it can get a bit daunting to choose one. Here’s a simple jQuery snippet we’ve started using when CSS alone won’t suffice. Thanks to Rob Glazebrook for the building blocks, to which we added some special functionality … Continue reading“Equal Height Columns with jQuery”

Mm Plugin: jQuery Responsive Select Menu

jQuery Responsive Select Menu Automatically turn your standard WordPress navigation menus into responsive select / drop-down menus when the screen is below a certain width. Download Now » See Demo » GitHub Repo » jQuery Responsive Select Menu gives you a simple way to make your navigation menus responsive for mobile devices like phones and … Continue reading“Mm Plugin: jQuery Responsive Select Menu”