A European WordCamp
Last night I got home at 3:00 from the first ever multi-nation WordCamp, WordCamp Europe 2013 in Leiden, The Netherlands. The weekend was packed with many inspiring talks, but above all it was a unique chance to meet other developers and designers from around Europe and the world. Based on discussions I had during the…
Sublpress: Manage WordPress Sites in Your Text Editor
Sublpress is a new extension for Sublime Text by Nic Dienstbier that makes it possible to manage your WordPress site (or multiple sites) in the editor. Currently you can edit settings, create and edit posts and manage taxonomy terms. All features can be easily accessed via the Command Palette. I tested Sublpress in both Sublime…
My Dev Setup, part 4: Version Control and Deployments with WordPress
This post sheds some light on my development and deployment workflow for WordPress client projects.
Simple Conditional Loading in WordPress
Over a year ago, Jeremy Keith wrote an excellent post on enhancing the performance of responsive sites by checking for a minimum screen width before loading secondary content such as related news and latest tweets. Mobile devices would just show a link to the content, thus keeping it accessible. In this post I’ll show how…
WordPress Multisite Tip: Finding and Removing Inactive Plugins
A few of our clients have WordPress Multisite installations with quite a number of plugins. For security reasons alone, it’s never a good idea to keep unnecessary plugins on the server, even if they’re not in use. With constant changes and development going on, it’s easy to lose track of them. Going through each site…
Set width of embedded media in WordPress 3.5
In WordPress 3.5, there’s no more option to set the width and height of oEmbed-embedded media (Youtube, Vimeo, Flickr, Twitter etc) in the admin interface. The max width is now automatically the width defined in the functions.php of your theme.
Thanks to my employer, I got to go to WordCamp Stockholm, which was held yesterday at the Waterfront Congress Centre in the heart of the city. Witnessing the enthusiasm of Swedish WordPress developers and users was inspiring, and we picked up some good plugin and development tips along the way. For those who understand Swedish,…
Essential Sublime Text Plugins for WordPress Development
Despite the recent Coda 2 update, I find myself doing almost all of my web coding in Sublime Text 2, an excellent and extensible editor for Mac, Windows and Linux. Specifically for WordPress development, I’ve found at least three tools worth installing. (If you’re new to Sublime Text, I recommend installing the Sublime Package Control…
On Monday I became the third employee of H1, a small, family owned web agency based in Helsinki, Finland. Aki and his wife Jaana are both very experienced web professionals, and I’m proud to be working with them. Looking forward to an interesting time!
Simplify permalinks for better SEO
The latest WordPress 3.3 includes a fix that removes the performance problems related to using just /%postname%/ as your permalink structure without any prefixing dates/numbers. According to Joost de Valk, using dates in URL’s can result in poor click-through-rate, so I thought I’d go ahead and make the switch. Check out the instructions on Joost’s…