Michael Beckwith Job Title: Support Engineer Years at WebDevStudios: 8 My move into working for WebDevStudios (WDS) was a very swift transition in September 2012. If memory serves me right, on a Saturday or maybe Sunday, I was tipped off that WDS...Read More WebDevStudios Day in the Life of a Support Engineer
Hold on a sec, I need to dance. Now that I’ve got that out of my system, let’s move on. In 2010, WebDevStudios released the first version of the Custom Post Type UI (CPTUI) plugin to the WordPress plugin directory. At the...Read More CPTUI Celebrates 2 million downloads!
No matter how many fancy new ways of advertising pop up, email marketing is still the 800 lb gorilla. Why wouldn’t it be? You add a form to your website, people sign up because they’re interested, you send them emails about what...Read More The Official Constant Contact WordPress Plugin is Live!
It’s been awhile since we last visited Custom Post Type UI on the WebDevStudios blog. We released version 1.1.0 on June 12th 2015. Not long after that, Custom Post Type UI surpassed 1 million downloads. Since then, I’ve been slowly but steadily...Read More Custom Post Type UI Version 1.2.0 Now Available!
We’ve previously talked about the WDS Simple Page Builder plugin. But there have been some exciting new additions to the plugin that make it even more useful, as well as a full wiki explaining how to use it (for both devs and users)....Read More Use Simple Page Builder to Add Unique Layouts to Your Content
As every newbie knows, when you’re starting out it’s much easier to download or purchase a theme or plugin than to make your own. However, as you grow into WordPress, you find these ‘commercial’ themes/plugins cumbersome to edit or extend. In this...Read More Making Developer-Friendly Themes and Plugins
Recently Chris Reynolds brought up an issue he was experiencing with one of our client projects; he was struggling to compare the current active status for plugins in a multisite network between internal dev servers and a WPEngine staging site so that...Read More Checking Plugin Activation Status on Multisite Networks