Chris on…WordPress

I’ve been using WordPress since 2005 and writing plugins ever since. I’m a core contributor, community member, WordCamp speaker, and plugin author. With over 10 years of WordPress experiance, we can get you on the right track.

The definitive guide to WordPress asset versioning

How and when to use the different versioning options of the WordPress asset registration/enqueueing functions wp_register_script and wp_register_style.

/ June 5, 2017

Adding progress bars to your WP-CLI processes.

Learn how to add a progress bar to your WPCLI commands

/ March 3, 2017

Conditionally add CSS classes to WordPress Widgets

How to conditionally add CSS classes to a WordPress Widget wrapper element, based off it's instance settings.

/ February 9, 2017

3 Ways to reduce your bounce rate as a technical blogger

Bounce rate is a problem that plagues highly technical blog posts, these are some ways you can help reduce bounce rates.

/ December 8, 2016

Local WordPress development with Pressmatic. A Review.

Full disclosure: I was an early beta tester for Pressmatic and was provided a license key for testing purposes. Screenshots and information in this post may change as the software...

/ July 2, 2016

Delorean Ipsum generator for WordPress

"The way I see it, if you're gonna build a way to quickly insert placeholder text in your WordPress site, why not do it with some *style?*" A quick plugin...

/ June 21, 2016

Testing IP sensitive data on localhost

Recently I’ve been doing some updates to the Fraud Monitor extension for Easy Digital Downloads which helps store owners avoid costly charge-back fees from fraudulent credit card purchases. The most recent...

/ January 25, 2016

Hide categories with no visible products in the Product Category Widget

By default, the WordPress¬†wp_list_categories function will…get a list of categories. Surprising, I know. It will also even exclude empty categories if you want, meaning if a category has no items...

/ November 7, 2015

How Writing One Plugin Changed My Lifestyle

Outside of the development world, it’s difficult to describe how I landed on my current ‘remote worker lifestyle’. The concept of working from home isn’t new to most people. Some...

/ September 2, 2015

WordPress Silence is Golden snippet for Sublime Text 2/3

When I’m writing plugins for WordPress, there are a lot of ‘models’ I follow to help speed up the process and one of my favorites is using snippets in Sublime...

/ July 22, 2015