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WordPress, WordCamp, Envato & GPL – My Take

The WordPress GPL Debate Rages On! Recently, a WordPress developer named Jake Caputo made mention that he was not permitted to be involved with WordCamps. He would not be able to help sponsor, speak at or even volunteer at any WordCamp. The Reason? Jake sells WordPress themes on a theme marketplace website run by a company called Envato. This theme market allows designers and developers to market their themes to a large audience and many make fairly good money doing so. The problem is that Envato uses a “split license” when it comes to the themes they sell. In other words, the code that is...
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Small changes with Big Impact

  Its amazing how the slightest changes can have a dramatic impact on a website. Take the MightyDamnFresh.com website as an example. DJ B Lord asked me to make a couple edits to his site which I was more than happy to do. (click on image to open full size and really see the changes.) His initial concerns was in making the header area not so tall as it was adding a lot of extra whitespace that just did not seem to work. He also wanted to add a series of featured posts that he could highlight, especially for events he would be putting on. After reviewing the website, it made the most sense to...
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Automated WordPress Plugin Update Script

  WordPress Plugin Authors Rejoice! Great news today. A friend of mine, Thomas Griffin of Thomas Griffin Media just released a script library designed to help WordPress plugin authors keep their plugins updated on all websites! And best of all, he has provided this to us all… FREE OF CHARGE! Not only is Thomas a kick ass developer, but he certainly gives back to the WordPress community. Maybe you have written a plugin, but never submitted it to WordPress.org. It could be a commercial plugin like the Soliloquy plugin or a private plugin that you have created just for your client’s...
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WordCamp Raleigh 2012 Presentation now on WordPress.tv

For those of you that have been waiting, WordPress.tv just published my WordCamp Raleigh 2012 presentation on Truly Dynamic Sidebars. You can find the video here: http://wordpress.tv/2012/12/04/ed-nailor-truly-dynamic-sidebars/ Of course, you can also watch it here on this website. Also, remember: Presentation Summary can be found at http://ednailor.com/2012/11/08/truly-dynamic-sidebars-wordcamp-raleigh-2012/ Code used in the presentation can be found at https://github.com/ednailor/TrulyDynamicSidebars If you have any questions on this, please feel free to contact me below, or hit me up on...
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Truly Dynamic Sidebars for WordPress – Presentation Video

Recently I had the privilege and honor to speak at WordCamp Raleigh. The topic of my presentation was on creating Truly Dynamic Sidebars within WordPress. The presentation covered thoughts, struggles and a great solution for sidebars and widget areas that allows users to manage and maintain sidebars on a per page/post basis. This technique also allows these same users the ability to add new sidebar widget areas to their website “dynamically” without having to edit any code to the theme. The full summary of the presentation can be found on the post: Truly Dynamic Sidebars (WordCamp Raleigh...
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