Every month, WDS releases a bunch of goodies over on Github (and occasionally WordPress.org and elsewhere). While we typically share the links on social media, we know that it’s easy for things to get lost in the noise, so we will be bringing you our top releases of every month. While the vast majority are on Github, we’ll sometimes also be featuring non-Github releases as well.
Catch up on last month’s releases, and check out our choice releases for May 2015:
WP Contributions provides an easy way to display your WordPress.org Themes, Plugins, Core tickets, and Codex contributions with handy widgets and template tags. It was also featured on the Tavern!
CMB2 Date Range Field
MORE CMB2 GOODNESS FOR YOU, this time from Dusty! CMB2 Date Range Field adds…well, a fancy CMB2 date range field type. This is particularly great for events, bookings, and the like.
WDS Custom Login Page
Ever want to have a login page for your site that’s not the wp-login.php page? This plugin gives you the ability to have a page in the WordPress admin act as, and override, the default wp-login.php page. It works with any workflow you might be comfortable with; you can use a custom page template, you can use a named page template (page-login.php), you can use a template tag to display the login form, or you can use a simple shortcode.
WDS Simple Page Builder
We already featured this, but Chris wrote a blurb that may give some greater insight to those who want to learn more about what WDS Simple Page Builder is about:
WDS Simple Page Builder is a plugin that allows you to build and arrange custom layouts for pages out of template parts in the theme. It’s designed primarily with custom WordPress themes in mind and was originally built for the new Maintainn redesign. Instead of overloading content editors with layout and formatting options for widgets and component types and forcing them to learn or use HTML to create custom-designed elements, these things are built by the theme developer and all the content manager needs to worry about is arranging them on the page. Recent updates remove the requirement for an already-existing CMB2 installation and the ability to set a global template part configuration that can be used for all pages instead of requiring each page to be set up manually.
WDS Browser Detect
Here’s a lightweight plugin to detect browsers, operating systems, and devices. It’s powered by a (slightly) modified version of Chris Schuld’s https://github.com/cbschuld/Browser.php
Yeoman WordPress Plugin Generator
This update has three new sub-generators for creating widgets, custom post types, and options pages to be bundled with your plugin-wp generated plugin…and many bug fixes too!
And as per usual, special thanks to Justin Sternberg for helping me put this post together!
Did any of you out there use any of these this month? Did you see other Github releases that tickled your fancy? Tell us!