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ManageWP Plugin: Easily Control Many Sites Under One Dashboard [Review]

I’m not a fan of WordPress Multisite functionality, I’ve always found the system to be clunky, confusing for new users and constantly in need of tweaking, that’s why I was happy to test out ManageWP from developer Vlad Prelovac. Not only is the system not clunky, it makes adding new websites, managing plugins and themes and […]

10 Old and New Useful WordPress Comment Plug-ins

It’s always good to revise what plug-ins are out there that might been forgotten or new ones that are not very popular. The popularity of Twitter has had some impact on comments on weblogs. A lot of people rather make their comment on Twitter then on the actual weblog or website. The challenge is to […]

10 Useful Lesser Known WordPress Plug-ins

There are countless of posts that highlight great WordPress plug-ins and after sometime you keep coming across the same ones over and over again. The fact is that no matter how good or great these plug-ins are sometimes they are just overkill for your needs. Once a plug-in is popular developers will mostly keep expanding […]

Releasing and Promoting Your WordPress Plugin

This post was written as part of the How to Write a WordPress Plugin series. After you have finished writing your awesome WordPress plugin, there are a few things to consider before releasing and promoting your WordPress plugin. Prior to Release Try to Follow the Standards While it isn’t required to follow the WordPress coding […]

Using AJAX with your WordPress Plugin

This post was written as part of the How to Write a WordPress Plugin series. More and more plugins are starting to use AJAX techniques. I personally don’t see a use for most cases of AJAX, but it may be necessary for your plugin to use AJAX to accomplish a task. This post will show […]

Using JavaScript and CSS with your WordPress Plugin

This post was written as part of the How to Write a WordPress Plugin series. A lot of plugins nowadays are more reliant on JavaScript and Cascading Style Sheets. It is important to separate your JavaScript and CSS into separate files so that the plugin is easier to maintain. This portion of the series will […]

WordPress Plugins and Database Interaction

This post was written as part of the How to Write a WordPress Plugin series. When you are writing a plugin, you will inevitably have to store variables in a database and retrieve them. Fortunately WordPress makes data retrieval simple with options and a database object. This post will cover storing and retrieving data from […]

Constructing a WordPress Plugin User’s Panel

This post was written as part of the How to Write a WordPress Plugin series. There will be situations where you will have a main administrative panel, but would like individual users to set their own preferences. In the case of the Devlounge Plugin Series, we added an option for text to be added in […]

Constructing a WordPress Plugin Admin Panel

This post was written as part of the How to Write a WordPress Plugin series. Any plugin that needs user input, such as changing a variable, should have some kind of administration panel. Building a administration panel isn’t all that difficult, so it annoys me when plugin authors decide not to build one and want […]

WordPress Plugin Filters

This post was written as part of the How to Write a WordPress Plugin series. WordPress filters are the functions that your plugin can hook into with regards to modifying text. This modified text is usually formatted for either inserting into a database or displaying the output to the end user. WordPress filters allow to […]

WordPress Plugin Actions

This post was written as part of the How to Write a WordPress Plugin series. WordPress actions allow you as a plugin author to be able to hook into the WordPress application and execute a piece of code. An example of an action would be that you want a execute some code after a user […]

Structure of a WordPress Plugin

This post was written as part of the How to Write a WordPress Plugin series. One of the more important aspects of developing a WordPress plugin is how you structure it. This post will go over some tips on how to structure your plugin to organize your plugin resources and avoid naming collisions. Each plugin […]