WordCamp London 2017 is over and I am back home thinking about the past weekend and the future. Here’s an update to my bucket list. [Read more…]
Tools like Slack, Facebook, Twitter and WordPress itself are capable of embedding content from another site just by being given a link. I’ve just updated oik so that it will expand shortcodes during ‘the_excerpt_embed’ filtering.
Which means you shoudn’t see a load of strange
tags. [Read more…]
Today I updated the version of PHP I use in my development environment, from PHP 7.0.7 to PHP 7.1.1. [Read more…]
WordPress version 0.70 was released on the 27th of May 2003. Today being the 2nd of February 2017, it has reached the grand old age of 5,000 days.
Here’s to the next 5,000.
Since WordPress 3.0, released in June 2010, the themes bundled with WordPress core have been named twentysomething, starting from twentyten. The latest is twentyseventeen. [Read more…]
If you’re developing a Genesis child theme and making quite a few changes to your
style.css file you may want a quick and easy method of ensuring the style file is reloaded every time it gets changed.
One way is to ensure that the
ver parameter on the stylesheet definition changes each time you update the file. [Read more…]
Over the past few weeks I’ve been updating the premium version of my WooCommerce weight zone shipping extension. oik-weight-zone-shipping-pro v0.1.0 is now available from oik-plugins.com. This version has three enhancements: support for WPML and WooCommerce MultiLingual, support for shipping classes, and a self update capability. [Read more…]
After the latest update to Windows 10, my Windows temporary directory was updated such that I re-encountered some of the problems I’d experienced earlier in the year. When I fixed the problem I didn’t write down the actions that I’d taken to restore access to my own files. This time I did. [Read more…]
For every new release of WordPress, plugin and theme developers are expected to test that their products are compatible with the new version, and to update their “Compatible up to” status. But if you have lots and lots of plugins, how do you test them all? WordPress uses a tool called PHPUnit. Plugins and themes can do the same. This post discusses the solution that I’ve been developing to PHPUnit test my WordPress plugins in situ. [Read more…]