Category: WordPress Plugins
Custom Contact Forms 7.1 has been released. The new version contains some bug fixes for sitemap SEO, non-American date formats, and advanced notifications. Specifically, I wanted to highly the advanced notifications feature which is very powerful. In the new version, you can create an unlimited amount of notifications which allows you to send different notifications [...]
This weekend I presented at WordCamp Paris 2015. My session was titled “Modernizing WordPress Search with Elasticsearch”. The talk ran through issues with WordPress search, what Elasticsearch is, setting up an Elasticsearch cluster, and configuring ElasticPress. Elasticsearch is a very exciting technology and I am thrilled at the chance to spread information about it. I [...]
In 2009-2010 Custom Contact Forms was one of the first WordPress plugins I wrote. The purpose of the plugin was to solve a simple problem: easy contact form building on the web. As I was building the plugin, WordPress 3.0 had not yet been released, and therefore custom post types and other useful API’s did [...]
ElasticPress is a 10up WordPress plugin project that integrates Elasticsearch with WordPress. As we all know search in WordPress is not a great experience. Why? Well, MySQL is not a database optimized for search. Thus ElasticPress was born. 1. Search result relevancy scores on sites with high post to shard ratios can vary depending on [...]
This weekend I was lucky enough to present at the 2nd annual WordCamp Ottawa. My talk was titled “Saving Time with WP-CLI”. WP-CLI is a plugin that lets you interact with your WordPress installations via the command line. My talk runs through some cool built-in WP-CLI commands as well as creating custom commands. My slides [...]
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