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Block Background – Extending WordPress Gutenberg Blocks

Last week we released “Color Palette Block” which enables users to create and share color palette quickly from WordPress Gutenberg editor. Post that we have been experimenting with Gutenberg extensibility API. Gutenberg development team is working hard on each release and adding more power to the upcoming editor.  Last few releases added extensibility API to extend Gutenberg / blocks via plugins. Currently, we are working with few clients to explore migrating existing website to Gutenberg. During brainstorming one thing that discussed was the option to have gradients & images as a block background.  We have been playing around with extensibility API & this was the perfect opportunity for…

Color Palatte Block For WordPress Gutenberg

We are gearing up for upcoming changes to WordPress and as a part of it we have been playing around with Gutenberg.  We are in process of planning migration of some of the old client website & our own properties to Gutenberg. Currently, we are using Gutenberg on our own internal portal for quickly documenting  & sharing project specific details. In all this, we have identified our needs for some custom blocks of which some are under development. Of them all, one block we wished was to quickly create and share color palettes right from the Gutenberg. The initial version…

Gymie - Laravel Based Application

Gymie, A Laravel Based Gym Management System Is Now Open Source

Today we are happy to open source Gymie, a Laravel based gym and club management system we built some time back. It has an interesting backstory to share how it came to life. We had never planned to actually build it, rather it started as a side project. We had an intern we had been mentoring and to help him understand and learn Laravel better we picked it as a real-life case study to work on. It was based on our experience with local gym management how they have been handling things. With regular brainstorming session and development, it started taking shape…

EasyEngine - Easy Peasy VPS

EasyEngine – Easy Peasy VPS Setup

For most people hosting a website on shared servers/hosting is common, as its quick, easy & you have people over the call to support you with issues and queries. Its fair enough if you have basic website and application with decent traffic. But when it grows there is need to scale for better performance and uptime. Cloud hosting can help you spin your own flexible and affordable hosting. We currently use DigitalOcean for our hosting needs because its awesome. VPS / Cloud Hosting? Cloud hosting is a simple and affordable way to spin your own server. It’s flexible to customize and scale as per…

Handy WordPress Plugins

Handy WordPress Plugins For Developers – Part 4

At LUBUS, we have been fortunate enough to work on different kind of projects which has helped us learn & explore WordPress. We try our best to avoid using plugins for every other requirement which can be simply implemented with few lines of code. But there are scenarios when plugins come in handy. For us, these plugins are tools & utilities which help us perform tasks during development. These plugins have been helping us on our various projects. We are sharing them in series of articles covering 5 plugins in each post along with scenarios when we used them.   User Switching Implementing something…

LUBUs Highlights April 2017

LUBUS Highlights April 2017

Here’s a list of few things we have been doing recently that might be of your interest or help: Most of our existing client are either on VPS (Virtual Private Server) or are about to be moved. For the upcoming projects, we would standardize this for all upcoming projects to eradicate common issues/concerns raised by client mostly performance issues which are common on shared hosting. This will help us deliver better and also improve our workflow. Currently, all our projects are proudly powered by DigitalOcean. Ping us if you would like to get your own VPS configured for your WordPress website. SSL (Secure…

Handy WordPress Plugins

Handy WordPress Plugins For Developers – Part 3

At LUBUS, we have been fortunate enough to work on different kind of projects which has helped us learn & explore WordPress. We try our best to avoid using plugins for every other requirement which can be simply implemented with few lines of code. But there are scenarios when plugins come in handy. For us, these plugins are tools & utilities which help us perform tasks during development. These plugins have been helping us on our various projects. We are sharing them in series of articles covering 5 plugins in each post along with scenarios when we used them. Reset WordPress Database Not every…

WP Query Console – Quickly Test WordPress Queries

It’s common while working on theme and plugin development, it involves working with WordPress queries. Most common way to test is ‘var_dump( )’ to test the output or refresh the page and see the output but then we thought of creating a handy script long back to make it less boring. Idea was to have something like SQL clients kind of thing so that we can write the query and see the output. Recently we converted it into a WordPress plugin called “WP Query Console” which is available on plugin directory. You can quickly install it right away from your dashboard.…

LUBUS Highlights March 2017

Here’s a list of few things we have been doing recently that might be of your interest or help: We have been using the simple script to debug/test WordPress queries. We thought to convert it into handy plugin & share it as OpenSource GPL plugin. We released “WP Query Console” which is available on WordPress plugin directory to install it quickly in your WordPress dashboard. Same is available on GitHub to explore the code and contribute. Our handy laravel package “Laravel decomposer” crossed 1k plus downloads and receiving a pretty good response. We have pushed some improvements and feature to add…

Handy WordPress Plugins

Handy WordPress Plugins For Developers – Part 2

At LUBUS we have been fortunate enough to work on different kind of projects which has helped us learn & explore WordPress. We try our best to avoid using plugins for every other requirement which can be simply implemented with few lines of code, but there are scenarios when plugins come in handy. For us, these plugins are tools & utilities which help us perform tasks during development. These plugins have been helping us lot on our various projects. We are sharing them in series of articles cover 5 plugins in each post along with scenarios when we used them. Cleaning Database With migrations…