CPOSC 2012

October 27, 2012 No comments yet

I got the opportunity to present on WordPress best practices this morning at CPOSC. Slides are below along with some links. Why query_posts is bad: http://developer.wordpress.com/2012/05/14/querying-posts-without-query_posts/ How to use pre_get_posts to modify your WordPress query: http://www.billerickson.net/customize-the-wordpress-query/

New Plugin: Admin Bar Theme Switcher

May 17, 2011 4 comments

I was looking for a way to demo themes the other day and found that most theme switch plugins were largely out of date and didn’t work correctly with current versions of WordPress. The one that worked the best was Theme Switcher which added a widget to allow switching. The problem with this was that […]

New Plugin: WordPress Requirements Check

March 21, 2011 No comments yet

With WordPress 3.2 having new minimum requirements for PHP and MySQL I wrote this handy plugin to let you know if you’re ready or not. Install and activate the plugin and it will report back with a notice or error at the top of the screen. It will let you know if you’re good to go […]

Announce: NoStock – A stock notifier for WP e-Commerce

February 14, 2011 20 comments

A month or so back Dan Milward of WP e-Commerce contacted me asking for a plugin to notify users when a product is back in stock. We looked at some examples and it sounded like a great idea. Today, I’m glad to announce, with the help of Phillip Copley, NoStock– an out of stock notification […]

WordCamp Phoenix

February 7, 2011 1 comment

Wow. I don’t even know what to say… I’m still speechless over a week later! Last weekend I had the opportunity to attend WordCamp Phoenix. It was amazing. We flew in to town on Friday (yes, I took the family) and I quickly set off to catch up with a few friends once I checked […]

WordPress 3.0.2 Security Update Released

December 1, 2010 No comments yet

In case you missed it, WordPress 3.0.2 was released last night. This is a maintenance release to fix a moderate security issue. Details can be found here. List of changes can be found here and here. One thing to note, 3.0.2 was released in under 4 hours after disclosure. As usual, please update immediately. If […]

CPOSC 2010

October 20, 2010 No comments yet

I had the opportunity to speak yesterday at Central Pennsylvania Open Source Conference. I spoke on “Why Switching To WordPress 3.0 Is The Best Thing You Can Do For Your Clients.”

Bash Script to Upgrade Multiple Subversion Copies of WordPress

October 15, 2010 3 comments

A simple script I created to ease management of multiple subversion based installs of WordPress.