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May 2015

Sick of Google Analytics? Try the WordPress plugin Statify!

Still Google Analytics is the top dog when it comes to webstatistics. But there are numerous reasons, why someone doesn’t want to use Analytics. Privacy is just one issue, why people don’t want to work with Analytics no more. There are numerous alternatives out there. Today, I want to introduce you to Statify by Sergej […]

May 2015

Shorten Comment length in admin

If you are also bothered with spam comments and especially with their length, you should have a look into this small plugin by Caspar Hübinger, which shortens the length of comments on the admin page.

Add additional links on the plugins overview page

You know the usual plugin overview page. You have a small description of the plugins, the version, the author, a link to the plugins page and so on. On the left side, you will find the activation and deactivation links as well as the edit links. But from time to time, you will find plugins, […]

April 2015

How to use animated GIFs in WordPress

If you want to use animated GIFs in WordPress, you may discover the animated GIF has become a static GIF. This happens because of the WordPress resizing mechanism. For each picture you upload, WordPress creates several copies in different sizes. The sizes depend on the theme and plugin settings. The problem with animated GIFs is, […]

April 2015

WordPress 4.2.1 addresses critical XSS vulnerability

WordPress 4.2.1, which was released a few days after 4.2 on April 27th 2015 addresses a critical security issue in WordPress. This XSS vulnerability existed since quite some time, but it was discovered recently. In the Security Release by WordPress it says: A few hours ago, the WordPress team was made aware of a cross-site […]

April 2015

Escape shortcodes

If you write your own WordPress plugin, you usually set up a new page to document the plugin and how to work with this plugin. If you are using shortcodes, you might run into problems, since you can’t simply write your shortcode into the editor without executing it. I always used an extra script, which […]

April 2015

How to create a help menu in WordPress

In this post, I want to address the question, how you can use and extend the help menu, you find in the admin dashboard of WordPress. Usually, this help menu can be found in the top right corner and it gives the user some hints and tips, how to use the current page. So, lets […]

April 2015

Visualize your disk usage with Disk Usage Sunburst

If you have ever wondered, which of your plugins is eating all your web space, you should check it out. Disk Usage Sunburst by the German Premium WordPress Hoster Raidboxes delivers a beautiful solution to this question. Once you have installed the plugin, you can go to Tools > Disk Usage and you will find […]

March 2015

WP Slimstat security fix

On February the 24th the security blog Sucuri published a possible way for an SQL-injection using the WordPress Plugin WP Slimstat. This problem was found up to the version 3.5 of the plugin, which has over 100.000 active installations according to the WordPress repository statistics. WP Slimstat is a famous web analytics plugin for WordPress: […]

February 2015

The WordPress Repository facelift

Every once in a while, I am – like every other WordPress plugin author – checking the download statistics for my plugin. So, I noticed today some very nice changes in the WordPress repository. First of all, we have now a chart, which is displaying, which versions of a plugin is currently in use. So […]