Category: WordPress

BuddyPress Desktop Notification 0.7 Release

Today, I am happy to announce the 0.7 release of my WordPress plugin “BuddyPress Desktop Notification“. If you do not know my plugin yet, I covered it in a small blog post here. Today I’ve (finally) read a small complain in the support forum of my plugin: Notification received excellent but repeating again and again […]

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The problem of slug identification in the repository

WordPress Plugin Downloads

As I announced yesterday, I just published a new WordPress plugin in the repository. Its name says everything: “Support Ticket“. So, as probably every plugin developer passionate about his/her plugin and thinking its the coolest/biggest/most comprehensive or whatever plugin out there, I now regularly check the download stats and hope they may rise like never […]

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wp_remote_get() vs. wp_safe_remote_get()

Due to a small Twitter discussion, which started after a tweet of Pippin I realized again, the WordPress HTTP API has “safe” functions. Some days or weeks ago I’ve heard of them already, but I didn’t check on them. The topic is the following: The functions wp_remote_post(), wp_remote_get() and wp_remote_head() do have siblings, which are […]

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Of what use is wp_is_mobile() in times of responsive web design?

Today, I want to discuss a function in WordPress which some might believe is outdated: wp_is_mobile() (to be found in wp-includes/vars.php). This function detects whether a mobile device is used or not by using the user agent of the browser. What? In times of responsive web design? Five years after Ethan Marcottes legendary article about […]

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