For a while now I have been using the excellent user switching plugin from John Blackbourn to easily switch between user accounts in WordPress. I have extended the plugin to produce Admin Bar User Switching. User Switching provides an easy Switch to link in the users profile page when logged in as an administrator. This easily […]
Over the last few months I have worked on a number of projects that have required some modifications to the WordPress admin screens. Sometimes it was just to make things easier for the client and others I needed to add different menus and admin pages for various reasons. One task I undertook required me to […]
There has been some discussion in recent weeks about the use of functions.php in the theme folder as oppose to using a plugin instead and the golden rule, in my opinion, is that anything that is not directly related to your WordPress theme should be in a plugin. Here I will outlined how I approach […]
WordPress Cumbria is a monthly WordPress meet up that takes place in Kendal, Cumbria. The October meet up was the second meet up between WordPress Developers, Designers, Users and anyone interested in the publishing platform. I was invited to speak at this months event. My short talk was entitled Extensible WordPress plugins and offered information […]
Have you every had a time when you have added two of the same widget to a sidebar and wanted to style them differently? You may have run into problems as they have the same CSS classes etc. and the ID they are given is random. This is why I created the Simple Widget Classes […]
Today I was working on a project where I needed to change how a post type had been registered. The post type in question was setting public to false, so the post type was not a public post type. However I was utilising the post type somewhere else and needed to change this. Here is […]
After starting my speaking career in April at WordCamp Sheffield and doing talks at WordCamp Manchester and WordCamp Bournemouth I was kindly invited to speak at WordPress London by Ngaire Ackerley. Having only been to London a few times in my entire life it was nice to be invited down and I decided to make it […]
Below are the slides from my WordCamp Bournemouth 2014 talk on Extensible plugins. Below are the slides from my talk titled “From Local to Staging to Live Using Version Control and Deployment Tools”.