Peter Shilling

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8 Unusual and Surprising Uses for WordPress

Advertisement<p>From social networks to intranets, from directories to RSS aggregators – WordPress has you covered.<p>Between all of the free and paid …

How To Manage Multiple WordPress Websites Effectively

Managing multiple WordPress websites can be a challenge. In addition to updating each website to the latest version of WordPress, you also have to …

Understanding How WordPress Images Work (For Better Responsive Design)

One of the biggest challenges facing web developers today is properly handling images for responsive design. We face issues like sizing the image …

Web Design

Dianna Huff

Diana Huff gives great talk on creating a freelancer website, biased more toward marketing then tech or design.<br>Most information presented is very …

EP90 - Tips for when your WordPress developer goes AWOL

On this episode of WPwatercooler we will be discussing tips for when your WordPress developer or designer goes AWOL We’ve all been here before, we’ve …

Object-Oriented Programming in WordPress: A Summary

Over the last 12 posts, we've taken a look at the basics of PHP, the basics of object-oriented programming, how to do so within the context of …

Installing WordPress in the Amazon Cloud

This guide will provide you a detailed, step by step approach to setting up your WordPress blog at AWS in a high performance, economical fashion …

Object-Oriented Programming in WordPress: Inheritance I

One of the hardest parts of writing a series for beginners on object-oriented programming is knowing where to stop.<p>There are so many topics to cover …

Understanding and Working with Data in WordPress - Multisite

In the earlier parts of this series, we've worked through the different tables in the WordPress database and examined what data they store, how they …

WCSF 2014: Are You Coming?

Heads up, core team! We’re getting ready to publish details about the plans for WordCamp this October (which includes a mini team meetup), so if …

Jason Tucker: Podcasting 101

Podcasting as been around since the early to mid 2000′s. It’s had a few resurgences since then and is now quite mainstream. Our clients are looking …

Create a Simple CRM in WordPress: Advanced Custom Fields

We've been looking at how to create a simple CRM system in WordPress. In the last part of this series, we added a custom email address field to our …

The Price of Success

<i>It's easy being the underdog.</i>I don't say everything I'd like to. Not any more. There was a time when I could tweet or write anything about anyone and …

12 People Who Love the Internet More Than You

The Internet is quicksilver — churning out viral sensations, then just as quickly sucking them back into a deep, dark abyss.<p>Sometimes you just have …

55 Big Name Brands That Use WordPress (and Why)

People will say anything to keep their buzz going, and WordPress – just like any other human-made project – has received its fair share of bad …

Unsafe cookies leave WordPress accounts open to hijacking, 2-factor bypass

Accounts accessed from Wi-Fi hotspots and other unsecured networks are wide open.<p>Memo to anyone who logs in to a WordPress.com-hosted blog from a …

How To Easily Add Platform Agnostic Favicons To Your WordPress Site

When we wrote how to create a platform agnostic favicon with RealFaviconGenerator, one of the common complaints in the comments was that you needed …

WP Ninjas Launch Ninja Demo: A Complete Demo Solution for WordPress Products

When the WP Ninjas launched Ninja Forms in 2010, many people dismissed the plugin, saying there was no way it would be able to compete with Gravity …

Font Awesome Finally Adds WordPress Icon in 4.1 Release

One thing that was continually irksome about Font Awesome icons was the notable absence of a WordPress icon, despite the font having support for …

Authority Intensive: My Thoughts and Presentation

Photo by @krandersonI just got back from Copyblogger’s first conference, Authority Intensive 2014. What a blast. I walked away with a bunch of …

Trim the Bloat: An Introduction to Keeping WordPress Lean

As I explained in the last post, the web is rapidly being filled with sites that are too big for their own good. That is to say that in many cases, …

WordPress parent Automattic closes huge funding round that values the company at $1B

There have been rumors for some time now that Automattic, the company behind the WordPress blogging platform and open-source community, was looking …

Learn Something New, Every Day

A couple of weeks ago, John Resig wrote an article entitled Write Code Every Day. Resig is the creator of the jQuery library, among other open-source …

Quick Tip: Using Dashicons for Menu Items

Last year, WordPress moved to using plugins for working on new features for core. One of the first ones to appear was the MP6 plugin. It was a …

WordPress 3.9 Beta 3

The third (and maybe last) beta of WordPress 3.9 is now available for download.<p>Beta 3 includes more than 200 changes, including:<p>New features like …

WordCamp Chicago tickets are now on sale

If you’re in or near Chicago and love WordPress, then this is your lucky day. Tickets are now on sale for WordCamp Chicago, which will be held on …

Chris Lema: Integrating Gravity Forms and Mail Chimp Groups

The Beginner's Guide to Setting Static Front Pages in WordPress

Typically, in a WordPress website, the home page shows the blogger's latest posts, but what if you wanted the homepage of your website to display the …

Managing a Distributed Team: Is It for You?

It’s certainly not uncommon in the WordPress ecosystem for team members to work remotely, but is it right for you? And, if so, which rookie mistakes …

A self-hosted alternative to Jetpack's Photon service

Like many people, I’ve long had a bit of a love/hate relationship with Jetpack, the WordPress plugin from Automattic that adds a slew of features …