Tags: wordpress

WordPress plugin minify Makefile

While working on my first commercial WordPress plugin, the need for build automation finally struck me. The environments in which I do my most development are all driven by Linux, and so I wanted to use a tried, true, and ubiquitous build automation mechanism to fulfill my need. As such, I wound up going with a Makefile, to be parsed and executed by the GNU make application. The result is an incredibly convenient automated build that minifies my Javascript/CSS (thanks to reducisaurus), and creates a version-appropriate archive of my plugin. Read More →

Screencast: The WordPress Transients API and You

This screencast was originally submitted for an Envato tutorial contest… but apparently, they do not ever announce when those contests have been closed. Rather than wait for the (next) Rapture, I figured I would just go ahead and post it here.

This screencast is a tutorial on using the WordPress transients API for caching plugin and/or widget information. Enjoy! Read More →

What’s My Status? v1.0.0 released

My first officially-recognized WordPress widget, What’s My Status?, has been released! It is a widget for displaying a given user’s status feed from identi.ca, Twitter, or any other service that provides a Twitter-like API. There are several features in the works for future versions—such as inclusion and exclusion filters—but at its core, it is a simple, effective status feed widget that will intelligently convert @mentions, #hashtags, and URLs alike into clickable links. It is also prepared to cache the feed results, so it shouldn’t step on anyone’s toes with regard to API access limits. Read More →