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Posts tagged: Plugin

Installing, Updating, and Managing WordPress Plugins With WP-CLI

WP-CLI allows you to do practically anything you can do in the WordPress admin, but on the command line. This saves a lot of time and provides a cleaner workflow.… Read more

Erik

Jul 26, 2022

Our Guide to WP-CLI Command Structure

The WordPress command line interface (WP-CLI) is an incredible tool for improving your development workflow. Understanding how commands are structured is key to using WP-CLI to its full potential. In… Read more

Erik

Jun 28, 2022

Backup Plugin Battle: Which is the Best WordPress Backup Plugin in 2022?

Backing up your site is a little like buying fire insurance. You never need it outside of a catastrophe, but not having it is just going to make the catastrophe… Read more

Mike Davey

May 10, 2022

WP REST API vs admin-ajax.php vs Must-Use Plugin: Handling AJAX Requests in WordPress

The WordPress REST API was merged into WordPress core in version 4.7. Before that, developers relied on the default AJAX implementation, otherwise known as admin-ajax after the /wp-admin/admin-ajax.php file that… Read more

Matt Shaw

Feb 22, 2022

How to Create Custom WordPress Editor Blocks in 2021

The WordPress block editor (previously titled Gutenberg) includes a new way to add content to your WordPress posts, pages and soon all content on your WordPress site. It marks WordPress’… Read more

Peter Tasker

Feb 4, 2021

5 Ways to Create a WordPress Plugin Settings Page

It’s been a while since I created a new WordPress plugin from scratch, but recently I decided to turn some code that was working just for me into a fully… Read more

Iain

Feb 18, 2020

WordPress Plugin Development Best Practices: Template Files

When we talk about templates in WordPress we are normally referring to page template files in the theme. However, there are plugins that use template files to display content, and… Read more

Iain

Nov 19, 2019

The End of Jigoshop? What Happened to The Once-Popular Ecommerce WordPress Plugin

I woke up this morning to an email from an old client from my days as a freelancer building WordPress sites, asking about SCA compliance. I built them an ecommerce… Read more

Iain

Sep 24, 2019

PHP Scoper: How to Avoid Namespace Issues in your Composer Dependencies

Composer. If you’ve worked with PHP for any period of time you’ve likely heard of or used Composer. We’ve written about it whole bunch on the blog before, and it’s… Read more

Peter Tasker

Jul 2, 2019

Announcing WP Offload SES

WP Offload SES: Announcing A New WordPress Plugin For Amazon SES

If you’ve been following along on the blog, you might have been aware of the new plugin we’ve been working on. The long-awaited release day is finally upon us. Whether… Read more

Brad

Jan 21, 2019

WP Migrate DB Pro 1.9 Released: New Backups Tab and Refactored PHP

A mere eleven-or-so weeks after the release of the Theme & Plugin Files addon, WP Migrate DB Pro version 1.9 is out the door! We’ve added a brand new backups… Read more

Peter Tasker

Nov 27, 2018

Introducing the Theme & Plugin Files Addon for WP Migrate DB Pro

If you follow us on Twitter you may have a clue as to what we’ve been working on for the past few months, and you might be a little excited… Read more

Peter Tasker

Sep 7, 2018

Build a WordPress Plugin with Vue 2

It’s been a while since we’ve played with Vue JS on this blog, so why don’t we take a beginner-focused look at how one might go about building a simple… Read more

Jeff

Jul 10, 2018

Updating WooCommerce: Our Safe & Thorough Guide

We’ve had a lot going on at Delicious Brains HQ recently; releasing this and that, planning new products, and generally pushing the envelope. However, that has meant some things have… Read more

Iain

May 1, 2018

WP Offload S3 1.6 Released: Lighter and More Independent

It’s not often that removing something from a product is a cause for great cheer, but with the removal of the dependency on the Amazon Web Services plugin in the… Read more

Ian

Feb 20, 2018

How to Develop a WordPress Plugin Using Webpack 3, React and the REST API (part 2)

How to Develop a WordPress Plugin Using Webpack 3, React and the REST API (part 2)

This is article 2 of 2 in the series “How to Develop a WordPress Plugin Using Webpack 3” Have you ever wondered how to get React working with the WordPress… Read more

Peter Tasker

Oct 31, 2017

Behind-the-Scenes: How We’re Automating Acceptance Testing

Have you ever had the joy of carrying out acceptance tests? For our team at Delicious Brains, testing our releases, in the past, has been one of the most dreaded… Read more

Ian

Aug 15, 2017

How to Develop a WordPress Plugin Using Webpack 3 & React (Part 1)

This is article 1 of 2 in the series “How to Develop a WordPress Plugin Using Webpack 3” If you’ve been working with JavaScript in the last couple years you’ve… Read more

Peter Tasker

Jul 19, 2017

WP Offload S3 1.5 Released: Copy Between Buckets & More

Today is once again release day for WP Offload S3 ‎🎉 and with it comes some new features and improvements. We’ve merged compatibility addons into the core plugin, added support… Read more

Ashley

Jul 11, 2017

WP Offload S3 1.4 Released

Today is release day for WP Offload S3 and with it comes some new features and some changes. It’s been just over two months since we released version 1.3, but… Read more

Ashley

Mar 14, 2017

WP Migrate DB Pro 1.7 & CLI Addon 1.3 Released

Just 5 months after our last major release, I’m happy to announce the release of WP Migrate DB Pro 1.7 and CLI addon 1.3. In the past, we’ve struggled with… Read more

Brad

Nov 1, 2016

WP Offload S3 1.2 Released

After nearly 6 months of development I’m pleased to announce the release of WP Offload S3 1.2. For now you’ll need to download it from My Account. Updates through the… Read more

Ashley

Oct 4, 2016

Building Reactive WordPress Plugins – Part 3 – Elm

This is article 3 of 3 in the series “Building Reactive WordPress Plugins” In this final part of the Building Reactive WordPress Plugins series I’ll be exploring using Elm to… Read more

Ian

Sep 20, 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… Read more

Iain

Aug 30, 2016