WordPress Archives

  1. Announcing Threads

    threads-timeline

    I’ve just released an initial beta of Threads, a WordPress plugin I’ve been working on for about a year. The idea is simple: show posts that comprise a single overall story/topic in a timeline. Then link to that timeline from the posts so that your readers have a chance to get more historical context about…

  2. Social 2.8

    Social 2.8 (courtesy of MailChimp) was released today. This release was primarily to change over to using version 1.1 of Twitter’s API. Why should you care? Well, for one thing – the 1.0 API was starting to break and not get repaired in places. For example, you might have noticed that Social was no longer…

  3. The WordPress Community Offers Advice to Beginners →

    I was flattered to have been asked by Siobhan to contribute an tip for her article – this tip is something I believe is important when starting to work with any platform. You always use a system more effectively when you understand how it works.

    Use the Codex to get you pointed in the right direction, but always go to the actual core code as well. There are many good reasons for this, but the most important is that the documentation says what the code is supposed to do, while the code says what it actually does.

    Documentation can also lag behind the actual code (especially when core patches are merged in).

    Also, reading the code is a serendipitous opportunity. While looking at one thing, you may see several others that are helpful immediately, and some that might stick in your memory for future use.

  4. Envato vs. Mac App Store

    Tuesday’s discussion got me thinking about the differences between Envato’s marketplace and Apple’s Mac App Store.   Mac App Store Envato Developer’s revenue share 70% 33% (or 50-70%if “exclusive”) Also sell your products on your website or other marketplaces? Yes Yes @ 33%,No @ 50-70% Who chooses your software’s license Developer Envato Who sets the…

  5. Backflip Studios

    Backflip Studios

    Crowd Favorite recently helped Backflip Studios launch a great new WordPress-powered website. Backflip makes mobile games, and they have awesome artwork. It’s always a treat to work with beautiful content. This was a pretty straight-forward WordPress CMS site. We created a custom post type for their games so they can easily manage them (and add…

  6. Fullscreen Editor Preview Button for WordPress

    Fullscreen Editor Preview Button Screenshot

    I updated my fullscreen editor preview button plugin for WordPress 3.5 and decided to release it as a plugin on WordPress.org. Mainly, this meant writing a README (and creating a proper repo for it on GitHub). This is a simple one-trick-pony plugin – it adds a Preview button to the fullscreen editor toolbar. Nothing more,…

  7. Regarding the Envato/WP situation, the solution I like best is to have the community create a better marketplace that respects the GPL.

  8. Reminder: Upgrade to Social 2.7

    If you’re using Social and haven’t yet upgraded to 2.7, make sure to do so before January 15th. The URL endpoint that Social talks to has changed and the old endpoint (used on versions prior to 2.7) will be going away on January 15th. This post is part of the project: Social. View the project…

  9. Using Social and Disqus at the Same Time

    I’ve had a few people ask about how best to use Social and Disqus at the same time. I’ve added an FAQ to the README for the next release: Can I use Social and Disqus at the same time? Both Social and Disqus try to replace the default WordPress comment experience by default. If you…

  10. What image gets passed to Facebook in Social broadcasts?

    Anyone who has developed against Facebook’s API knows that the only constant is change – Facebook is an ever-evolving platform. In Social we’ve made changes a few different times to the way we broadcast links. Our original posting approach was working fine, but as Facebook started rolling out their “Share” feature, it wasn’t available on…

  11. Social 2.7

    Just in time for the holidays I am very pleased to report we have a new version of Social for you (compliments of our good friends at MailChimp and my team at Crowd Favorite). This release as a few changes of note: Points to a new Social proxy URL. The old one will stop working…

  12. WordPress 3.5

    WordPress 3.5 is out. Go grab it, it’s a great upgrade! Congratulations to the core team on a very solid upgrade. Particular kudos to Andrew Nacin and Daryl Koopersmith for their great work in leading the release and overhaul of the media features. We will have compatibility releases of our commercial WordPress products (RAMP, Carrington…

  13. Take RAMP for a Spin

    RAMP demo

    We recently added the ability to take RAMP for a test drive before you buy. On the RAMP page, click that “Demo” button to sign up and we’ll set up both a staging and production WordPress site for you – with RAMP installed and configured on both sites. You can log in, create and upload…