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Deploying your plugin to GitHub and WordPress.org simultaneously with great ease
Using a deployment script is the quickest and easiest way to get your plugin or theme deployed to GitHub and simultaneously to wordpress.org. And the best part? You don’t need to know anything about Subversion.
MotoPress Content Editor: drag-and-drop content layouts
MotoPress Content Editor allows you to create highly customised layouts with a drag-and-drop editor, quickly and easily. This eliminates the issue of ruining layouts when you change your theme, because it’s built into a plugin.
How to use YOURLS with WordPress
YOURLS Link Creator is the best bridge between YOURLS and WordPress, allowing you to use personalised short URLS and collect their data for your own use.
Pass YOURLS short links to Jetpack’s Publicize and Sharing modules
Using filters, you can pass your YOURLS shortlink to Jetpack’s Publicize and Sharing modules to get the most out of your YOURLS click stats
Bloom: a new email opt-in plugin for WordPress
Elegant Themes have released a new email opt-in plugin and it is extraordinarily beautiful, powerful and simple to use. They’ve hit that sweet spot of not overwhelming beginners nor underserving professionals.
How to deactivate certain plugins on your development servers
There are certain plugins that you simply don’t want running on your local or staging sites, so this is how I manage systematically deactivating them.
Adding future, draft and private posts to the Add Link modal
I built a plugin that removes the limitation of only showing published content in the Add Link window in the WordPress editor, allowing you to link to scheduled, draft and private content at will.
How to run BuySellAds over SSL in WordPress
BuySellAds now supports SSL which means that you can upgrade your whole site to HTTPS even if you’re running BSA ad zones
A simple snippet to force SSL for your whole site
This snippet will help you if you want to force visitors to view your site over HTTPS (using SSL), even if they try to use HTTP.