Author: Latz

  • New hooks in WordPress 3.8

    WordPress 3.8 introduced one new action and five new filters: automatic_updates_complete Action triggered after all automatic updates have run. (wp-admin/includes/class-wp-upgrader.php) automatic_updates_debug_email Filter the debug email that can be sent following an automatic background core update. (wp-admin/includes/class-wp-upgrader.php) comment_notification_notify_author Filter whether to notify comment authors of their comments on their own posts. (wp-includes/pluggable.php) dashboard_glance_items Include additional elements…

  • Lifespan of a WordPress version

    The new version 3.6 has been released much later than anticipated; the release has been estimated for the end of April and has finally been released in early August. Therefore v3.5.x stayed the freshest available version for 234 days. How does this compare to the previous versions? On average a WordPress version was replaced by…

  • How recent is “recently”?

    If you deactivate plugins you can access them some time under the “Recently active” link in the plugin list table. “Recently” is not a very specific statement. So how long are deactivated plugins assumed to be “recent”?

  • XML-RPC enabled by default in WordPress 3.5

    The XML-RPC service was disabled by default for a long time because it was considered a security hole (e.g. comment and trackback spam). This setting will change with version 3.5.

  • WP_List_Table – a step by step guide

    WP_List_Table – a step by step guide

    Throughout WordPress the class WP_List_Table is used to display data, e.g. users, plugins, comments, or posts. The class contains almost all necessary methods for displaying, sorting, paginating, and searching data and and what is more obvious than to use it for your own plugins? This article tries to give you a comprehensive walk-through all necessary…

  • Easier Plugin Development by Moving Plugin Directory

    Easier Plugin Development by Moving Plugin Directory

    If you’re a experienced programmer you’re testing your programs not only with the latest version of WordPress but also with some older versions since there are many dated installations. So you have several versions installed on your development server and want to test your newly created code with every single version.