DiggingIntoWordPress

by Chris Coyier & Jeff Starr

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!

Plugins & Tools for WordPress Developers

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I recently spent some time updating my growing collection of WordPress plugins, and during the process discovered some great resources for my WP “developer toolbox.” These are some super-useful plugins and tools for debugging, logging data, working with translation files, analyzing performance, and making otherwise difficult tasks efficient and manageable. May they serve you well!

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!

v3.4 Printed Books Now Available!

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Printed books in the house! The new version-3.4 printed books are now available and better than ever, updated for WordPress 3.4 with new content, refreshed graphics, and new features galore. Each book is printed in full-color, with new extra-thick covers and slick spiral binding for laying it flat while reading. These features make the print edition feel solid and durable, like you know you’re reading a well-crafted, quality book. Here are some photos of the new v3.4 books:

DigWP 3.4 Book Winners!

Congratulations to ThatGuyKC for winning an all-expense paid print-edition of Digging into WordPress version 3.4! And to show our appreciation to all who left a comment on the announcement post, we’re also giving away a free copy of the PDF/eBook to three lucky winners: Peter Shackelford, Shea, and Amy Eileen Koester. Congrats to the winners and thanks to everyone who participated!

Adoption Program for Abandoned Plugins

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One of the the most convenient things about WordPress is the abundant 21,834+ free plugins available in the WordPress plugin repository, but how many times do you run into the scary warning at the top of the page, “This plugin hasn’t been updated in over 2 years. It may no longer be maintained or supported and may have compatibility issues when used with more recent versions of WordPress”. If that doesn’t discourage you enough not to download the plugin, maybe putting scary zombies all over the page will do the trick.

Customizing WordPress Feeds

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WordPress feeds enable your visitors to subscribe to your content for use in their favorite feed-reader. For example, subscribing to the main-posts feed and/or the comments feed is a great way for your readers to stay current with all the latest from your site.

With WordPress, you can deliver a wide variety of “Full-text” or “Summary” (partial) feeds in numerous formats, including Atom, RDF, and RSS2. This variety extends the reach of your content by enabling your feeds to be read in more apps, readers, and devices.

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.

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