Out of the box, WordPress has pretty great support for external object-cache implementations. Even its built-in object-caching helps WordPress be more performant and avoids redundant non-performant function calls and DB lookups. One of the challenges we have faced at WebDevStudios is the...Read More Loading the Optimal WordPress Object Cache Implementation
Here at WebDevStudios, we try to use CMB2 for pretty much anything form or field related. We do this for several reasons: It saves us time. It’s a framework that handles a lot of the nitty-gritty for us (creating markup, handling sanitizing,...Read More Use CMB2 to Create a New Post Submission Form
What happened to Custom Metaboxes and Fields for WordPress? Is this an actual plugin? Do I need to use CMB2 instead? These are a few of the types of questions I get asked when talking about CMB2. I agree–it IS confusing! With...Read More CMB2 WordPress Plugin: What is it good for? Absolutely everything!
If you’re not already familiar, Custom Metaboxes and Fields for WordPress is a WordPress drop-in plugin that will “create metaboxes with custom fields that will blow your mind.” The Custom Metaboxes and Fields (CMB) library is a frequently used tool at WebDev, so I...Read More Custom Metaboxes and Fields 1.0.0 Released!
There have been many times we have wanted to use taxonomies as a 1-to-1 ratio with a post or custom post types. This is arguably more effective than using metadata because as Alex King pointed out, using a taxonomy query is more...Read More How to Replace WordPress Default Taxonomy Metabox with a Radio Select Metabox
There are many tutorials out there, but for whatever reason I couldn’t get it work after a first pass. After a little help from some Twitter friends (thanks @ryandonsullivan & @andygambles!), I was able to pull together all the necessary pieces (read:...Read More How to Set Up SSL with OSX Mountain Lion’s Built-In Apache
If you’ve ever had a YouTube video continue to play after closing the lightbox it was displayed in, you know it can be a very annoying bug to fix. The below code snippet will fix this issue. This method applies to the...Read More How To: Stop a YouTube Video from Playing when Closing a Lightbox Modal