PHP Autoloading and WordPress Plugins

PHP Class Loading and WordPress Plugins

/ PHP, Wordpress / by Paul Robinson / 5 Comments

WordPress plugin development can be an absolute pain. That’s right. I said it. Coding plugins for clients and keeping that code neat and tidy can be a nightmare. The best way to write your code (in most cases) to prevent conflicts and keep code together is to use classes. Obviously you should use your best judgement as to if the […]

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Reducing WordPress Memory Usage

Reducing WordPress’ Memory Usage (Updated 2018)

/ Wordpress / by Paul Robinson / 0 comments

It has been quite a while since the last tutorial on reducing WordPress’ memory usage was published. Since then a lot has changed. WordPress has received more features and is now well on the way to receiving Gutenberg. With that in mind I think it is time to take an updated look at what you can do to reduce your […]

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Zed Press Version 1.3 Released

/ Wordpress / by Paul Robinson / 0 comments

I have just pushed out the new 1.3 version of Zed Press, the WordPress plugin that allows you to display your Zazzle.com products on your WordPress based website. What’s new? New to version 1.3 is the removal of the reliance on the Titan Framework plugin. Zed Press used the Titan Framework plugin to help create its option pages but due […]

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Using Nginx FastCGI Cache With WordPress

/ Misc, Wordpress / by Paul Robinson / 1 Comment

Are you sick of using different caching plugins? Are you sick of updating plugins and checking to make sure there are no updates to Nginx rules? Are you happy to get your hands a little dirty and write your own Nginx rules? Then this might just be the tutorial for you. Let’s take a look at how you can get […]

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The Gutenberg Problem

The Gutenberg Problem

/ WordPress Articles / by Paul Robinson / 0 comments

Gutenberg is a new editor being created by the WordPress team. It is designed to be a block editor that replaces the visual editor (currently TinyMCE) that comes with all WordPress installs. It seems to have generated a lot of controversy mostly over how it will be integrated into WordPress if/when it becomes part of the core. The rest of […]

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Free WordPress Caching Plugin Comparisons 2017

/ Wordpress / by Paul Robinson / 0 comments

Something a little different today. We are going to take a look at how much of an improvement caching plugins can make to the performance of your WordPress website. In this post I will be showing tests completed on the 4 most popular WordPress caching plugins. These are not in-depth tests. Instead they are simple install and activate tests designed […]

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Zed Press WordPress Plugin Is Now Available

/ News / by Paul Robinson / 39 Comments

Zed Press, the WordPress plugin that allows you to show your Zazzle products on your self-hosted WordPress website, is now available. You can purchase it now using the button at the end of this post. Important Previously Zed Press required a secondary plugin called Titan Framework to work correctly. I have since removed any dependency on Titan Framework as the […]

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Zazzle WordPress Plugin: ZPress Out In A Few Weeks

/ News / by Paul Robinson / 6 Comments

That’s right. The new Zazzle Plugin for WordPress, which I have decided to name ZPress (pronounced Zed Press), will be out in just a short few weeks. Sooner if I can find the time between working. I have tried to keep as many features from the original Z Store plugin as possible, while improving the efficiency of the code, removing […]

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Adding Content To Yoast SEO Analysis Using YoastSEOJS

/ Javascript, PHP, Wordpress / by Paul Robinson / 18 Comments

I recently received a request from a previous client asking if I could debug why their custom field content had stopped being analysed by their Yoast SEO plugin. It turns out they had updated the plugin and Yoast made a breaking change in regards to adding content to be analysed. To quote Yoast directly: In the upcoming 3.0 release of […]

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