WordPress

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…

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…

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.…

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…

Handy WordPress Plugins

Handy WordPress Plugins For Developers – Part 1

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 a lot 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. Updating URL’s Moving…

Sublime Atom Snippets For WordPress Custom Meta Boxes

Sublime & Atom Snippets For WordPress Custom Meta Boxes

We at LUBUS love crafting custom WordPress solutions and try to use plugins only when it’s genuinely needed. Every other WordPress project we work on somehow requires “custom meta fields”. Though we have many plugins available we love to use non-plugin solution & “Custom Meta Boxes (CMB)” by Human Made is the perfect solution which always works for us and lately, we have been contributing to it as well. It’s so much part of our work nowadays that we find ourselves spending a lot of time on its wiki for various code & info. As “Sublime Text” is our choice of editor, we…

Display Upcoming WordCamp’s On WordPress Post Or Page

A couple of months back we released WordPress plugin to display upcoming WordCamp’s on the wp-admin dashboard, you can read about it here for more details. Post that we have been receiving the request from many users & developers to add in support for the shortcode. We have been planning to add the support for shortcode & Visual Composer so that details can be easily displayed at different places, not just wp-admin dashboard. Finally, with the release of v0.6, you can use the shortcode to display WordCamps anywhere or Visual Composer widget if you use Visual Composer page builder. Currently, shortcode doesn’t have any…