Searching For A Better WordPress Search


On May 6th, the WordPress VIP team blog announced a new VIP service they’ll be offering centered around search. While at first it may be surprising that the default search in WordPress was not used in their latest project, the fact is, WordPress search in its current state can not perform complex search queries without Read More

Review Of WP-ElasticSearch Plugin


On my recent article discussing the search functionality within WordPress, a few folks in the comments suggested alternatives to try. One of those was the ElasticSearch plugin. My main complaint in that article was that there was not an easy way to tap into the Elastic Search service without having access to a dedicated server Read More

When Commercial Themes Bundle Commercial Plugins, Users Lose


Coen Jacobs developer for WooThemes has used his personal site to vent about commercial themes bundling commercial plugins. There were at least two themes hosted on the ThemeForest marketplace that were bundling commercial WooThemes plugins along with a copy of GravityForms. Those themes have been temporarily hidden from view by ThemeForest until they comply with Read More

The Daily Plugin for 7-1-2013


Hope you had an enjoyable weekend. It’s time to start your week with another fresh batch of plugins from the WordPress Plugins Repository. As we venture into the details of each plugin, bear in mind that none of this text represents endorsements or official ratings. This is merely a sampling of what new plugins have Read More

The WordPress App Store – 1 Year Later


It was just a few years ago when the idea of creating an Apple like app store for plugins and themes was discussed throughout the community. This app store would not have to operate under the same guidelines as the official WordPress repositories and would feature the vast assortment of commercial options available. WP App Read More

iThemes Launches e-Commerce Plugin – Exchange


iThemes has launched their hotly anticipated e-Commerce platform called Exchange. I was able to watch a one hour introduction video presented by one of the core developers of Exchange and my initial impression is wow. Based on what I’ve seen, they have done a great job with focusing on simplicity. One of the coolest aspects Read More

Update On The WordPress Importer


WordPress Google Summer of Code student Frederick Ding has published an update on his progress working with the WXR Importer. In this update, Frederick will begin the process of updating the WordPress WXR Importer plugin. I’ve also run the unit tests that apply to the importer plugin; however, the test cases are generally small (indeed, Read More

Interview With The Founders of WPRemote


WPRemote is a quick and easy way to monitor multiple websites all for the price of free. However, they’ve recently launched a $5.00 per month/per site automatic backup plan. I caught up with the founders of this small service to see what their plans were for the future. What is WP Remote and why did Read More

Update On The WordPress Importer


WordPress Google Summer of Code student Frederick Ding has published an update on his progress working with the WXR Importer. In this update, Frederick will begin the process of updating the WordPress WXR Importer plugin. I’ve also run the unit tests that apply to the importer plugin; however, the test cases are generally small (indeed, Read More