Category Archives: Development

It’s been a while since we shared a link here on, so here’s a good one we recently came across: Optimizing wp_options for Speed by Dave from Pressjitsu, highlights some pretty important insights — things developers and WordPress power-users should care about. Hope you enjoy it! Permalink Permalink


WordPress Tutorial: Create Your Custom WordPress Dashboard Widget

Among all, WordPress Dashboard shows most recent updates and activity at your website. It’s nice to have useful things at hand, so let’s expand this functionality a little and create a custom widget for the WordPress Dashboard. Permalink Permalink

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The Responsive Grid & You: Extending Your WordPress Site Across Multiple Devices

In this video Jeremy Fuksa talks about responsive web design and responsive grid systems at WordCamp Kansas City 2011. It’s pretty interesting how Jeremy points out that “Responsive” is simply a buzz word, just like AJAX — something that existed long ago but was not that popular. He explains what responsive web design is all … Permalink

WordPress Internals: The Cron

WordPress Internals: The Cron

Last time, we dived into the abyss of WordPress Rewrites, this time we invite you on a journey through time managed by the WordPress Cron. The WordPress Cron API is responsible providing an interface for managing events to the schedule and spawning the main wp-cron.php file when it’s time. It’s latter function is particularly useful … Permalink

Deploying WordPress with Capistrano

Deploying WordPress with Capistrano Part 3: Backing Up and Restoring MySQL

So you’ve been through the first two parts of the series and if not, here’s part 1 and here’s part two. In this third part we’ll go over backing up and restoring your WordPress database via Capistrano tasks and we’ll finally see how to attach our backup task to the main deployment task for automatic … Permalink

WordPress Internals: The Rewrite API

WordPress Internals: The Rewrite API

In today’s edition of WordPress Internals we are going to dig into the WordPress Rewrite API. Exploring its inner workings and mechanisms should allow us to understand WordPress better, why it does what it does and how it does it. Have you ever wondered how the heck does WordPress take /2011/10/15/wordpress-rewrites-ftw and renders that exact … Permalink

WordPress: Locking Yourself Out of Syntax Highlighter

“Locking Yourself Out” of the Syntax Highlighter (Evolved) Plugin

As much as we all hate shortcodes in WordPress, there are times we simply have to use them, like the Syntax Highlighter Evolved plugin which is definitely one of the best out there. But what happens when you don’t want to highlight your source code any longer? What happens if you want to disable the … Permalink

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Advanced WordPress Development

In this video Andrew Nacin and Otto Wood (who both work on the WordPress core) gave a great talk at WordCamp Montreal a few of weeks ago. The presentation was called “Advanced Topics in WordPress Development” where andrew and Otto covered some real cool advanced APIs. They talk and share code snippets on correct usage … Permalink

Post Formats in WordPress

Tumblr-Like Post Formats by Alex King and Crowd Favorite

Alex King from Crowd Favorite has recently posted an article on something they’ve been working on together with the team — a better Admin UI for Post Formats. Alex talks about a plugin that adds a more intuitive and meaningful user interface to post formats in WordPress. Permalink Permalink

WordPress Internals: How WordPress Boots Up

WordPress Internals: How WordPress Boots Up Part 3

If you haven’t been following this series, make sure you at least skim through WordPress Internals: How WordPress Boots Up and WordPress Internals: How WordPress Boots Up Part 2, where we went from the very moment an HTTP request hits the index.php front-facing WordPress file and up to the quite cumbersome but lighting fast bootstrap … Permalink

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