Chris on…Plugins

My Return to the Customer Support World

Anyone who tells you doing customer support is easy, is either lying, naive, or insane…or some combination of all three. It’s a hard role that will try your patience on...

/ February 28, 2014

Plugin: WP e-Commerce Status Board

A while back I wrote about integrating WordPress plugins with Panic’s Status Board iPad App, and while the plugin has been soft launched for about a month while I listen...

/ December 3, 2013

New Features and the Tyranny of the Default

It’s happened to all of us at some point or another. We see the shiny ‘Update’ button on our WordPress dashboard, phone, or other platform with excitement and can’t wait...

/ August 28, 2013

Plugin: Simple Notices for Responsive

I’ve been using it for quite some time, but the other day I just pushed a new plugin to Github that users of the “Responsive” WordPress theme might find useful....

/ July 28, 2013

A Call For Changelog Transparency

The other day I was notified by the iOS App Store that two of my apps had available updates. I always get excited when updates come. “Is it new features?...

/ June 23, 2013

The benefits of WordPress actions and filters

As a WordPress plugin developer, the 3 most important things I put in my code are: Translatable Text (__, _e, _n, etc) apply_filters do_action Why are those the most important,...

/ June 7, 2013

Integrating Status Board with WordPress Plugins

Recently, Panic (The software company behind popular OSX Apps Coda and Transmit), released an iPad app called Status Board. I don’t, myself, own an iPad but I know a lot...

/ May 7, 2013

Why Building Plugins for Others can be Hard

For those who don’t know, I’ve been developing WordPress plugins for about 5 years. While it started out as some random small time stuff, it’s recently increased in scale with...

/ January 16, 2013