Category: WordPress

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Picking WordPress Plugins Back Up

After some time away from my plugins, I’ve returned back to them. Re-assigning them to myself and reviewing the support forums, I’ve brought myself up-to-date with any issues.

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Embedding Videos in WordPress

It’s been a number of years since I created my YouTube Embed WordPress plugin. It’s been extremely popular and I’ve learnt a huge amount from it but now my attention is now turning to the future.

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Using Transients

Transients are a great tool for the WordPress developer. They allow you to easily save temporary data with their own expiry time – simply pass the transients data into the easy-to-use API and it will sort everything out for you. Caching made simple. Unfortunately, using transients is not without its downsides and recent experiences have shown a couple of issues that any developer should be aware of. But first I need to explain how transients work. Transients were not introduced...

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Vixy YouTube Embed

Recently my WordPress plugin, Artiss YouTube Embed, was bought by a third party – a company named Applian Technologies Inc. They wanted the existing user base to help promote their video software products. What happened, unsurprisingly, was that the plugin was re-branded and released with links to their site. This included a “download bar” – a series of 3 links which appear under each video. This was switched on by default but could be easily switched off in the settings...

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