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Thursday, February 22, 2024

Mingle Forum Refactoring, Dogfooding and More

I have just launched version 3 of my Mingle Forum plugin. Yes, forums are a dying breed, and that’s why…

Tuesday, January 9, 2024

The Golden Age of Forums

Do you remember forums? They’re still around, obviously, but do you remember the golden age of forums? Every developer or…

Friday, December 15, 2023

How to Build a Multi-User Image Gallery in WordPress: A Comprehensive Guide

So, you want to build a specialized online platform designed for artists, particularly those in the fields of digital art,…

Wednesday, December 13, 2023

ImagePress – User Onboarding

The latest version of ImagePress has a new feature: onboarding. It's something that every plugin should have, and this is…

Monday, February 19, 2024 is getting an update

The JavaScript library is getting an update, jumping from 0.5.x to 1.0.0, and breaking custom functionality.

Tuesday, December 5, 2023

Advantages of PHP 8.3 with WordPress

I have upgraded my hosting server to PHP 8.3 for all my WordPress and non-WordPress websites. While I am yet…

Tuesday, November 7, 2023

How to build a block editor sidebar using vanilla JavaScript

This article will explain how I moved away from the True Metabox plugin and coded my own sidebar for a…

Tuesday, October 31, 2023

20 essential steps in payment gateway testing for your WordPress plugin store

We have recently updated the user interface for our WordPress plugin store. We have also updated the customer experience with…

Tuesday, October 31, 2023

How to remove spam users and prevent spam registrations

A client of mine had an old website that grew uncontrollably large with thousands of spam registrations, spam posts, spam…

Wednesday, October 18, 2023

How to Enable JavaScript

How to enable JavaScript in your browser and why Nowadays, all web pages contain JavaScript, a scripting programming language that…

Tuesday, May 7, 2024

WordPress Plugins Stats

Note: This is a Beta service. Add your WordPress username in the field below and hit Search. This is a…

Tuesday, September 26, 2023

The Musk Algorithm

Walter Isaacson’s new book about Elon Musk is a fine biography, but an even better business book. And like all the best…