Easy Digital Downloads Score 95%

Easy Digital Downloads

Easy Digital Downloads is a plugin built specifically for selling digital products. It has been designed around the needs of those people selling digital products, rather than around the idea of physical products with digital as a side feature, as most e-commerce plugins are. The plugin is still relatively new but has already garnered a huge response from the WordPress community. Since its release in April, Easy Digital Downloads has seen over 27,000 downloads on WordPress.org, a nearly perfect 5-star rating, and some very rapid development that is constantly enhancing the plugin even further. Let’s look at some of...

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How to Install WordPress on Your Computer

It’s a well know fact that not many people know that WordPress can also be installed locally, and one can even work or test offline. If you are reading this post, then you have probably installed WordPress on a live server, but not everything should be tested online – there should be a safe place where we can just experiment without thinking twice about site visitors and what would happen if we make a mistake. Why install WordPress on you computer? Sometimes, because of some coding error like too many queries fired at one time, the entire server can...

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WordPress Theme Option Panel Frameworks Review

Started as a blog platform, today WordPress is turned into a powerful CMS with great options for everyone to create and maintain his own business or personal site. Every year and with every new version, we can find more and more useful features about WordPress. Also, you are able to find a lot of free and premium themes to design your project and plugins to adjust its functionality, and why not to create your own theme or plugin. To create a WordPress theme is not a high-level astronaut job – you can learn how to do it in some...

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Guide to understanding Meta Data and when to use it

WordPress started as a blogging platform and turned itself into a powerful CMS, running a variety of mid-size and large projects all over the world. Posts and pages are the beginning of the custom post type generation, just like categories and tags form the first pair of custom taxonomies. How about all the properties that we want to add to our items? Custom fields are on the right track for this venture. What are Custom Fields? In simple words custom fields are additional information that you can add in Posts and Pages, as well as to any custom post...

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Options for Responsive Themes

Over the past six months it seems that there has been a large push for responsive design so I felt it necessary to layout a few different options for your next WordPress theme. Below is a list of recommended frameworks and grid systems to get started with. Bootstrap from Twitter 12-column grid with fixed and fluid width layouts Skeleton 960px grid system Columnal 1140px fluid width system 1140 CSS Grid 12 column fluid system that starts at 1280px Gumby Framework 960px grid with fluid or fixed layouts Foundation 3 12 column fluid system The above list is by no...

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WordPress Plugin Development Strategies

When you begin building a WordPress plugin, there are a lot of things you need to keep in mind: the functionality of the plugin, the target audience, how it is going to be distributed, how you are going to provide support for it, etc. There is another aspect of the development process that is often overlooked or pushed to the sidelines, and that is the set of general strategies you are going to use during your development. When I say “general strategies”, I’m referring the things like the basic file / folder organization, the naming scheme for your files,...

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Add Search to bbPress WordPress Plugin

When working with bbPress I found struggles to get search to work properly, and hopefully after this article you wont have the same struggles I had. I didn’t see any point in building what is already built so I decided to first search the WordPress plugin directory to see what was currently available. After a few different plugins I settled on using Search bbPress from Stephen Carroll. Search bbPress works by extending the default WordPress search to include the bbPress custom post types. Now you know the basics, lets get started below. This tutorial assumes you want all your theme search...

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Upload Media in WordPress Meta Boxes

Recently I was working on updating the Pro Photo theme and wanted to find a good solution for uploading media through a meta box. Previously, users had to click the little camera/music icon to upload images and we were getting a lot of support from people wondering how to add images. So basically, I am going to show you how we created an upload media button through meta boxes. Step 1 First you will obviously need to create a metabox if you currently don’t have one. If you don’t have any meta boxes you can read our ultimate guide...

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