Tag Archives: WordPress
23
Apr

Improved Grunt Tasks for the Vagrant WordPress Dev Box

Last week I found myself having to rebuild my WordPress plugin development box after a “laptop fiasco”.   While it was a lot of work it feels as though I am in a better position to not only recover my environment quickly but also distribute it to other developers that are interested in assisting with […]

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22
Apr

Installing Sass on CentOS 6.5

I just discovered that Sass is missing from my WordPress Development Kit Vagrant box.   My Vagrant box is on the latest CentOS 6.5 release and, luckily, setting up Sass is very simple for vanilla CentOS 6.5 users.  It is literally a two-step process: Now I can add this to the NetBeans executables configuration by […]

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21
Apr

WordPress Development Fresh Start with Vagrant and Grunt

HP finally did it.  They came out to replace a system board in my laptop and half of my files on my drive are corrupted.  Restoring the 70GB of corrupt files from the local USB3 backup will take some time and I am not 100% confident in the reliability of this system.   With 48 […]

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16
Apr

Pro Pack and Enhanced Map Updates Released

Two Store Locator Plus add-on packs have passed testing and were released to the general public today. Pro Pack is now available with several updates to the location export feature including better UTF-8 support and pre-export filters to allow for CSV exports of subsets of your locations. Enhanced Map has been updated with a new […]

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15
Apr

Pro Pack Export Filters Are Coming

The latest release of Pro Pack, version 4.1.02, is on the way.    Premier Subscription members can get the latest release via the downloads page.   The final production release is scheduled to be published later this week if testing passes. The new release focuses on export features including a way to filter which locations […]

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14
Apr

Enhanced Maps for Store Locator Plus Nearing Release

Enhanced Map version 4.1.01 is now in available to Premier Members via the download page.   Testing is underway with final release schedule for later this week. This version of Enhanced Maps brings a new feature to the maps interface.   You can now elect to start the location search page showing the Google Map […]

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14
Apr

WordPress Development Kit Plugin Released

The WordPress Development Kit plugin works hand-in-hand with the WordPress Development Kit system to assist in publishing public and private WordPress plugins.   I am using this system of Grunt tasks to manage the free plugins listed in the WordPress Plugin Directory as well as the premium add-on packs. The WordPress plugin that goes along […]

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11
Apr

Store Locator Plus Gets Improved Twenty Fourteen Theme

Store Locator Plus was updated today and is shipping with a new Twenty Fourteen Rev 01 plugin theme.    The new SLP theme makes a better presentation of the location map, search, and results interface when residing on a site using the WordPress Twenty Fourteen theme.    This is the first iteration of a SLP […]

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09
Apr

Add Social Media To Your Locations

Store Locator Plus, one of the most popular location management services for WordPress, has a new add-on pack that extends the functionality of the base plugin. Social Media Extender, created by DeBaat, brings social media icons and links to your locations. Add Twitter, Facebook, or any other social media site to your location listings with […]

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08
Apr

Improving WordPress Plugin Development with Sass

If you’ve been following along since my WordCamp Atlanta trip this spring you know that I’ve been working on automating my WordPress plugin development and production process.    If you missed it you can read about it in the WordPress Workflow and WordPress Development Kit articles.   Since I needed to patch some basic CSS rules in my […]

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04
Apr

WordPress Dev Kit : Grunt 0.3.0 and Plugin 0.0.2

More refinements have been made this week to my WordPress Workflow and related WordPress Development Kit.  With new products going into production shortly and some older products coming out with new releases, I realized I needed a more efficient way to publish prerelease copies.  As part of the Premier membership program I am trying to […]

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01
Apr

WordPress Dev Kit Plugin : 0.0.1

For those of you that have been following along with my exploration of Grunt and automating my plugin workflow automation… I’m sorry.   Quite boring I’m sure but remember this blog is my personal notebook as much as fodder for the 3 people that may be interested in this stuff. Last night I extended my journey toward […]

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31
Mar

User Managed Locations 4.1.06

User Managed Locations version 4.1.06 was released today. This add-on pack, developed by DeBaat, allows the locations within Store Locator Plus to be assigned to a specific user ID on your site.   Those users will be able to add, update, and delete locations that they own. This patch adds the ability to assign or remove […]

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29
Mar

WordPress Dev Kit : Grunt Helpers 0.2.0

I am continuing on my quest to use Grunt to further automate my plugin development process. I hope to be generating better quality plugins through more automated testing and sanity checks during the production process. I also hope to take out a few of the steps required to get the plugins into the hands of […]

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27
Mar

Store Locator Plus Layout Control

A number of requests have been coming in asking a similar question: How do I get Store Locator Plus to look like THIS…. This is typically either a screen shot from a Store Locator Plus advanced theme or from a customer site. Some of the customer sites will require fairly extensive CSS and page layout […]

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