Matt Cromwell shows us how to enqueue scripts only when a widget or shortcode is present. Useful if you don't want something like a stylesheet to be enqueued EVERYWHERE regardless of whether it's being used on the page or not.
Here’s a great podcast episode from Bob Dunn interviewing Devin Walker and Matt Cromwell from GiveWP. They get into some helpful tips and best practices for fundraising campaigns.
Building, Supporting, and Selling a Winning Product — With or Without WordPress.org • Are Active Install Counts Relevant to Your Business’s Success? (Even if they are accurate? And they haven’t been.) • Let’s Fix What’s Broken (The Plugin Repo) Not What Isn’t (The Freemium Model) • Follow Leaders, Adopt Standards • Tools and expertise from rtCamp • Some great and “doable” ideas for the future of plugin business metrics on the .org repo. Could some of them help put an end to intrusive and manipulative dark patterns in the WordPress Admin dashboard and notifications?
Scaling for support can be especially tricky for small businesses and agencies. Matt Cromwell shares his formula on support, with one of the main takeaways being to collect data and know your capacity limits. Matt also shares a spreadsheet and slides from WordCamp Los Angeles.
HeroPress aims to help WordPress professionals around the world that have felt excluded by the western WordPress community. There are a large number of WordPress developers in the world that feel excluded from the Western WordPress community for a variety of reasons, including culture, language, location, time zone, and personal challenges. We’re finding people around…
Matt Cromwell argues for the Single Purpose Philosophy in WordPress plugin development: “a plugin should have one central purpose, no matter how great or small.” Matt shows how this philosophy operates in WooCommerce, Give, and the Activity Log plugin. Overall Matt thinks most plugin developers are following this philosophy, and it’s “users who have unrealistic…
Justin Labadie’s wishlist for the WordPress.org plugin repo:
1) Ensure all search results are relevant.
2) Standardize a Premium product upsell interface.
3) Make it possible to show other products by the same author.