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Plugin Checker

On July 5, Felix Arntz proposed creating and adopting a plugin checking tool for the Plugin Review Team similar to the theme checker. The Performance Team would take the lead, but contributors from other teams would be needed as well. Previously, in June, Felix created a proof-of-concept on Github. Looking forward to seeing this in…

Footnotes #456

Issue #456 โ€œOne of the marvelous things about community is that it enables us to welcome and help people in a way we couldnโ€™t as individuals.โ€ โ€” Jean Vanier, Community And Growth Howdy! Thinking about WordPress history lately in terms of business and product acquisitions, key investments and hires โ€ฆ it says A LOT about…

Crate wants to help you escape license key hell

Crate turns your WordPress site into a plugin repository to improve release management between environments and automate Composer support for commercial plugins. That’s the promise of Brady Vercher’s idea that he’s calling Crate. This is something that I would really, really like. I also told Brady I think it sounds like a terrible business idea….

Aesop, a Medium-esque “story engine” for WordPress

Aesop, a Medium-esque “story engine” for WordPress

Aesop is a self-described “story engine” for WordPress. The plugin boasts “components designed for rich storytelling experiences.” Basically, it creates an admin interface that allows a site owner to create interactive stories, similar to those popularized by projects like Medium 1.0ย and a number of big news agencies like The Washington Post and The New York…

All plugins are (not) created equal

All plugins are (not) created equal

Plugins are the new black in WordPress site development, and picking out the perfect plugins for your site can quickly become overwhelming. The WordPress.org plugin repository hosts over 26,000 plugins and the plugin forum contains over 1.3 million posts. Check out this plugin wordcloud – what stands out amongst the rest?ย  With so many plugins…

iThemes releases Exchange, a WordPress eCommerce plugin

iThemes releases Exchange, a WordPress eCommerce plugin

iThemes has just released Exchange on the WordPress plugin repository. They’ve been working for some time their newย WordPress eCommerce plugin. They opened up a beta for some users about a month ago. A few days ago, I checked it out for the first time. I was late on trying the beta, and I found the…

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