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!
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!
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:
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!
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 news and content from your website.
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.
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.
Digging Into WordPress version 3.4 is here! The DigWP v3.4 update covers WordPress 3.4 (Green), with new and revised content throughout the book. This is the book's 10th Edition, making version 3.4 more fluid, focused and current than ever. It's also a free update to everyone who owns either print or digital versions of the book. Read on for a sneak peek and summary of the book's features..
Just a quick note: we're currently updating the book to version 3.4, and will be ordering a fresh batch of printed books soon. In the meantime, we're setting up a notification list for people who want to know when the new books are back in stock.
As discussed, it's important to protect your site by setting proper file permissions on the server. This can be tricky for certain directories such as
/backups/, which need to be writable by the server in order for things like uploads, upgrades, and backups to work.
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.