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A collection of resources for WordPress Developers, written and curated by experts

Deploying WordPress Plugins with Travis CI

Ever since I built my first WordPress plugin, the process of deploying the code to the WordPress.org Subversion repository has been a painful one. With Git as the widespread VCS…

Iain

Dec 6, 2016

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Giving a Talk

I’ve attended many conferences in my time and watched every single speaker with admiration, because just the thought of getting up and talking to an audience myself leaves me in…

Iain

Nov 8, 2016

Freemius Monetization Review: An Easy Way to Sell Your Plugins and Themes

Ever since building my first WordPress plugin I have been interested in the different business models around monetizing plugins. A while back I heard of Freemius, a monetization service for…

Iain

Aug 30, 2016

How Our Team Pushes Each Other to be Better Developers

Since I started working at Delicious Brains, it seems we have been hiring pretty much constantly. Prospective new hires go through a few weeks trial where they work on our…

Iain

May 24, 2016

Using Codeception to Automate WordPress Plugin Testing

When the time comes to release a new update to one of our plugins, the Delicious Brains team gets all excited at delivering more features and improvements to our customers,…

Iain

Apr 5, 2016

WP Offload S3 1.1 Released

Today is release day for WP Offload S3 and with it comes some new features and some changes. The free edition of the plugin has been renamed to “WP Offload…

Iain

Mar 8, 2016

The Awkward Addon Pricing Model For WordPress Plugins

The release of WP Offload S3 this year saw our portfolio double in size and, like our flagship product WP Migrate DB Pro, WP Offload S3 comes with addon plugins…

Iain

Jan 7, 2016

Unit Testing Ajax and API Requests in WordPress Plugins

I am scared of unit testing. There, I’ve said it. Unit testing is one of those practices that I know I should be doing, there are benefits to doing it,…

Iain

Nov 3, 2015

Struggles Developing a Commercial WordPress Plugin

Building software to sell is a tricky business. It isn’t always as simple as writing code and getting people to buy it. WordPress commercial plugins come with their own set…

Iain

May 19, 2015