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WordPress Experts Discuss Calypso

Insightful roundup of WordPress experts sharing their insights on WordPress.com's new open-source admin interface known as Calypso. Great post that explains what it is, what it does, how it works, and what developers (including myself) think about it.

Habits, Skills, & Tools of 10 World-Class WP Developers

Check out Torque Magazine's recent interview roundup for some insightful and inspiring words from 10 world-class WordPress developers, including yours truly!

Black Friday Sale!

Get any of my books — Digging Into WordPress, WordPress Themes In Depth, The Tao of WordPress, or .htaccess made easy — for 30% off this weekend. Use coupon code BLACKFRIDAY at Perishable Press Books. Discount code also works for any Pro plugin at Plugin Planet!

Poll: How Many WordPress Plugins is Too Many?

Poll: How Many WordPress Plugins is Too Many?

A frequent question in the WordPress community is "how many plugins is too many?" We've heard responses that vary from "zero" to "no limit, man".

So for this DigWP Poll, I figured it would be interesting to see what people think about it. To give you a better idea, I've posted some screenshots of sites running LOTS of plugins. So check ’em out and then cast your vote!

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 :)

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