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Digging Into WordPress 4.3

Now available! Free download for everyone who owns the book. Log in and grab it in the Members Area :)

Also FYI, The Tao of WordPress and WordPress Themes In Depth are updated for WP 4.3. Get ’em at the Perishable Press Bookstore or log in and download for free!

Pro Version of Block Bad Queries

Pro Version of Block Bad Queries

BBQ Pro is the premium version of my free security plugin, Block Bad Queries. BBQ Pro helps keep your WordPress-powered site safe and secure by blocking bad URI requests. This helps to conserve precious server resources like memory and bandwidth. BBQ Pro runs silently in the background, checking all incoming traffic and blocking any URI requests that contain nasty stuff like eval(, base64_, and other malicious nonsense. It’s advanced firewall protection that’s fast, flexible, and fully customizable.

Interview!

Probably the most in-depth interview I've done so far, includes lots of discussion about Digging Into WordPress, my other WordPress books, plugins, themes, web development, and everything in between. Thanks to Bauke Roesink for the opportunity!

DigWP Book Update

Attention proud owners of Digging Into WordPress! The book received a major update for WordPress 4.2, including a complete refresh of all resources and links. As with the previous 15 updates, version 4.2 is a free download for all members :)

DigWP.com Now Served via SSL

Just switched DigWP.com over to https after implementing SSL for the entire domain. If you notice anything weird or not working, please let us know. Thanks!

SES Pro – Ajax Powered Email Signup Forms

SES Pro – Ajax Powered Email Signup Forms

SES Pro is a premium email newsletter plugin for WordPress. It is 100% shortcode-based with Ajax-powered signup forms that can be displayed anywhere. There are no monthly fees or limits on the number of subscribers, how many emails you can send, or anything else. It’s just a lightweight yet full-featured email-signup plugin that's super-easy to use — a great alternative for independent, DIY WordPress enthusiasts who want to rock their own email signup forms.

Top 7 Contact Form Plugins

WinningWP posted on the top 7 contact form plugins, including the best free and premium plugins for front-end forms, contact forms, and everything in between. Great round-up of all the latest and greatest form plugins :)

Book Giveaway!

Book Giveaway!

To celebrate Thanksgiving, we're giving away three copies of Digging Into WordPress! Winners will receive full access to the Members Area here at DigWP.com to download current versions of the book and all exclusive themes and bonus material.

Book Winners!

Today I am pleased to announce the three winners of the Digging Into WordPress Book Giveaway:

  • Eileen Dooley
  • James Martindale
  • Judi Young

Thank you to all those who participated — the giveaway post received many great comments that are very insightful and inspiring. Happy holidays to everyone! :)

Mashshare for Social SEO

I've been checking out Mashshare lately as a good social-media/share plugin. Besides delivering great features and a nice set of vector share buttons, Mashshare is lightweight and focused on performance. You can check it out at WordPress.org :)

Tools the Pros Use

Bauke Roesink rounds up 126 top designers and asks them which software they use for web and graphic design. Super informative article with lots of insight :)

WordPress Themes In Depth

WordPress Themes In Depth

Super stoked to announce my new book, WordPress Themes In Depth! It covers the entire process of setting up, development, distribution, and everything in between.

WordPress Themes In Depth is literally overflowing with over 450 pages of in-depth theme-building action. And it includes example themes and lots of project demos. If you want to develop, customize, and even sell your own awesome WordPress themes, you're gonna benefit greatly from this book.

Pile Gallery

Awesome new gallery plugin that enables grouped animated galleries based on categories and more. Sorta hard to explain but you can see how it works via the demo. DigWP people can save a few bucks on the personal or developer version.

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WinningWP FTW

Just wanted to let everyone know about WinningWP and some of the great tips, tricks, and resources that they've been sharing for the past year. Definitely worth checking out if you're into WordPress and that sort of thing :)

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