DiggingIntoWordPress

by Chris Coyier & Jeff Starr

Category: Links

BitNami Stack for WordPress

If you’re looking for an alternative to MAMP/LAMP/WAMP/etc., check out BitNami’s WordPress Stack. It’s basically a free, pre-configured version of WordPress that includes all of the required software (Apache, MySQL, PHP, etc.). WordPress is just one of the many BitNami Stacks that make it easier to deploy your favorite open source software. Also available in the Mac App Store.

Most Popular WordPress Plugins

Interesting and useful infographic showing the top 30 WordPress plugins available from the WP Plugin Directory, which amazingly contains over 22,000 plugins!

Update 2014/02/04: Link removed due to 404 Not Found @ http://www.wptemplate.com/plugins/wordpress-most-popular-plugins.html/

Fresh Code Snippets at WP-Mix

I’m excited to announce my new code snippets site, WP-Mix! It’s where I’ll be posting all of my code snippets as mini-tuts and straight-up tips aimed at WordPress developers and web designers in general. The site itself is built with WordPress and xy.css. Check it don’t wreck it holmes!

Printed Books on Sale

Save $15 on printed copies of Digging into WordPress thru the first week of January. Use coupon code “DigWP2012HoHoHo” during checkout for instant savings. Happy Holidays!

Elegant Theme Winners!

We’re happy to announce the three lucky winners of our recent Elegant Themes contest! Congratulations go to Filipe Carvalho, Joel Schilling, and Sallie Goetsch. You’ll each receive a free membership to Elegant Themes. Thank you to everyone who participated!

Top 100 WordPress Resources

Jimmy Atkinson from the WHdb Blog posted an incredible round-up of the top 100 WordPress resources, and DigWP.com is on the list! If you’re looking for a way to dive into the world of WordPress, definitely check out Jimmy’s post – so many awesome WordPress resources all in one place — it’s an honor to be included!

Simple Feed Stats

New plugin! Simple Feed Stats (SFS) makes it easy to track your WordPress feeds, add custom content, display your feed stats, and much more. Provides a wealth of tools and options to customize and manage your feed statistics.

.htaccess made easy

New book about .htaccess! Covers all the basics then goes into configuration, optimization, redirects, SEO, usability, security, and just about everything else. Includes a chapter on .htaccess techniques for WordPress to make it all good.

WP Plugin: Posts in Sidebar

Awesome new plugin for displaying your posts in sidebars! Organize and display posts by category, author, tags and more. Includes many options for stuff like featured images, excerpt-length, and post-tags to help dial it in just right.

WordPress Deployment Survey

To better understand how the WordPress community currently deploy their sites, the fine folks at 88MPH have devised a short survey to gather some data about who is using WordPress and how they are deploying it. Please take a few moments to participate and share your experience!

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