jQuery UI Datepicker in WordPress Admin

If you create your own WordPress plugins or themes, you will probably have found yourself in a situation where you have added a date field to a plugin’s admin page… More »

WordPress as a true custom CMS – plugins and tips

As fellow WordPress developers may know, WordPress became a fully-fledged CMS platform a while ago with the introduction of custom post types and custom taxonomies. So, as well as pages,… More »

12 things that make a good WordPress plugin

WordPress plugins come in literally thousands of shapes and sizes. In my view a good plugin should have an intuitive admin user interface, work properly out of the box, and… More »

Multilingual Websites using WordPress

Are you considering having a website built for your organisation? Do you need it to be available in both English and Maltese? Or English, French and Italian? Or any other… More »

Free WordPress Form Plugins

Almost all websites have (or should have) a form of some kind, to be completed by interested visitors. Whether it is a simple newsletter signup, a means of contacting the… More »

Twitter changes affect WordPress plugins

Yesterday, Twitter updated its API (the method by which websites and other programs access Twitter feeds) so that a particular kind of authentication (oAuth) is required. “Big woop”, you may… More »

Plugins versus the functions file

Sometimes I take on the maintenance of existing WordPress-based websites, and obviously part of my initial work is to assess a site’s performance, stability, extent of customisation, etc. It all… More »