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Help me Build Free Plugins

In my eyes, the 40k strong free plugin repository is one of the things that made WordPress the hugely platform it is today. That is why I love building free WordPress plugins and I have built quite a few of them over the years.

Problem is, I never seem to have enough time to take care of them. Bills have to be paid, so paid work somehow always takes precendence. And, since I’ve received less than $50 worth of donations over the years, my open source plugins have to take a back seat. Continue reading Help me Build Free Plugins

Add Gist oEmbed support to your WordPress theme

oEmbed is a neat way to insert embeded content form the likes of YouTube and SoundCloud. All you have to do is to place a plain text link to the resource in a paragraph of its own and the content is embeded automagically. Unfortunately, as of 4.4 none of the code snippet services (Gist, Pastebin, jsFiddle etc.) are enabled as oEmbed providers in WordPress by default.

Continue reading Add Gist oEmbed support to your WordPress theme