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
base64_, and other malicious nonsense. It’s advanced firewall protection that’s fast, flexible, and fully customizable.
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!
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 :)
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.
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 :)
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! :)
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 :)
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 :)
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.
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 :)
After taking the time to set a whole bunch of theme options, it's nice to be able to make a quick backup of your theme settings. Many themes have this functionality built-in, but for themes that don't, here is a plug-n-play snippet to create a "Backup/Restore Theme Options" page. You can see the technique in action in my shapeSpace theme (100% free and open-source WordPress starter theme).