The official WordPress RSS Importer plugin is pretty crude and has some limitations. I ran into a few of those and solved them, specifically turning RSS categories into WordPress Tags.
My newest plugin required some lobbying and changes to “core” WordPress before I could even build it. Here’s why I went through the trouble.
Over on my new site, Nonprofit WP, I just published a brief review of the new Idealware report on selecting WordPress plugins for nonprofits.
The dangers of a DIY website and a suggestion for making better websites on the cheap.
I recently presented on “How to Pick a Plugin.” A lot of time went into thoughtfully walking people through the process, so I want to share the tips (and an exciting update to one piece of the presentation) with a broader audience.
A free WordPress-for-nonprofits event and free WordPress plugin! What could be better? (Answer: Getting back to work on paying projects!)
One of my very favorite WordPress plugins, Gravity Forms, is making a mistake with the implementation of two new form field settings. But it’s not too late to change it!
I missed the first Rate and Review a WordPress Plugin day so I played catch-up this morning and rated three. Here’s what I think makes a good review.
I gave two talks last week about WordPress for nonprofits and a common thread arose. Let me tell you about it. It’ll save you time and money if you’re getting started on a website.
It’s a big scary world out there, full of monsters, ghosts, faceless multinational corporations, and WordPress plugins THAT HAVEN’T BEEN UPDATED IN TWO YEARS!!! OH THE HUMANITY! Take a moment and review why you need to be careful about what plugins you use.
WordPress plugins are amazing. They’re one of the biggest reasons I use WordPress: Every time you install WordPress, you have a world of free and cheap plugins that make WordPress better—as long as you use good plugins, that is. But even the most amazing things are best in moderation.
It must be plugin month on the blog. (“Plug-vember?”) Last week, I showed you what plugins I use on this site. Next week, I’ll be talking about how to wrangle your plugins and keep them under control. But this week, I’m happy to announce the release of my second WordPress plugin, Feature a Page Widget.
If you know me, you know that I’m a maven. The one thing I like more than an easy-to-use tool is sharing that tool with someone else who needs it. And so in that spirit, check out the list of plugins that power MRWweb.com. You’ll get an idea of what powers this site, and, if you have a WordPress site of your own, hopefully you’ll find a useful plugin..
If I had to give people buying a WordPress theme one piece of advice, this would probably be it: Ignore most of the features, save yourself the headache of the “lock-in effect,” and learn to love plugins!
This past weekend, I built a site for an amazing student group and nonprofit in Grinnell, Iowa. As a former founding member of the Social Entrepreneurs of Grinnell, I wanted to continue helping the group in an exciting time: They’re a finalist for an award from the White House! Read about the site I built, and please take a moment to vote for SEG.
As I continue to learn more about WordPress and benefit from the work of others, I’m excited to share a piece of code with the community that makes WordPress a little bit easier to use!