In a previous post about becoming a better role model, I mention the ways that I've taken to become the best role model I can be for the Vegas WordPress Meetup Group. Trying to better yourself is the first thing I encourage everyone to do. Worse thing to happen? You become better at something new. Where's the harm in that? I don't see one.Stepping up my game in more ways Since my previous post, I've been super busy in the WordPress community. I've built two amazing WordPress Plugins to … [Read more...] about Becoming the best role model part two.
I've always wondered if I am using the full potential of my WordPress Contact Forms. The answer is that you never can really know. First you have to decide to use a contact form plugin. I use Gravity Forms. Next, you have to style your forms. That's where a plugin like Gravity Styles comes in. Then you wait. You wait patiently for visitors to come to your site and use your forms. After a while, you start to check the, very limited, entries table inside of your contact forms plugins. You can see … [Read more...] about FormWorks: Analytics for your WordPress contact forms
Always test new changes, that you are making to your WordPress website, ANYWHERE ELSE. You never make changes to your live website, until you have gone through test after test. Why? It's a good way to learn more about WordPress.I could teach you the proper way to write code and it still wouldn't matter. I could list off a number of reasons on why it's better to test before you publish. It still wouldn't matter. All you need to know is that it's better to test your changes ANYWHERE ELSE, away … [Read more...] about Test it all. The Best WordPress Education.
This article is about how I spell words wrong / how I clearly do not know how to type. For the sake of disclosure, I wrote this sentence that you are reading right now, and now, and now after I wrote the paragraphs below. I wanted to just write and show you proof that I'm aware that I have some things to work on personally. The key words in this article are WordPress, Plugins and Ways. So when you see the words spelled incorrectly / with more than one capital letter, you know it's because I … [Read more...] about WorDpress Wasy PLugins and Italian Ideas
Something that I always forget to do when building a website, is to check for any conflicts. Either between plugins, themes, scripts or images. Sometimes I forget that when you wp_enqueue a script to the front end, it's going to be on every page unless you specify what page it should be. Well this happened to me last week. Worst part is that I didn't even catch it until last night. Then I was up until 4 am fixing the problem. For those of you who know me, 4 am used to be nothing. I laughed in … [Read more...] about Play nice with others. Something to always remember when building a WordPress Plugin.
When you develop your own Software/WordPress Themes/WordPress Plugins, and they are only going to be used by you, you can release new versions when you feel like it. Forgot to change that < to a >? Update. Need to update your wp_query to pull a custom post type? Update.Want to update jQuery from 1.10 to 1.11? UPDATE! OK, you get it. What I'm saying is that it's easy to just open an IDE code editor, make your changes and there you go. Bob's your Uncle. You simply recognize the problem and update … [Read more...] about What I’ve Learned My First Week Of Plugin Development
For the last 2+ years, I've been trying to do some good in the WordPress Community. I've spoken at a few WordCamps, I've helped organize a few WordCamps, I've spoken at the Las Vegas WordPress Meet Up Group, I've helped members of the Las Vegas WordPress Meet Up Group and donated an entire 72 hours to Vegas Give Camp. I'm an admin on the Advanced WordPress Group on Facebook and I'm speaking this year at 2015 WordCamp San Diego. All in all, I've been busy. I've got the WordPress Support Company … [Read more...] about My First Plugin: Gravity Styles