Last week, a bunch of WordPress-lovers met at CoworkLisboa, Lisbon, on the so called 7th WordPress MeetUp. Apart of the feeling that the Lisbon’s community is growing (at least, compared to last Lisbon’s meetup) it was a great pleasure to speak about GOMO’s strategy to develop premium WordPress Themes & Plugins, in few words, how to convert a service business into a products business (keynote).
The starting point of my keynotewas a graphic showing GOMO‘s monthly income of last year, which looks like a roller coaster! This shows the risk of having a service oriented business, depending on a few sources of revenue. If we lose one customer or we don’t win a project we could get in trouble in a question of months!
UPDATE [5th July 2014] WordPress 4.0 includes Mixcloud on the internal oEmbed whitelist. From version 4.0 onwards you won’t need to add Mixcloud as a provider anymore. The second tip though continues to be relevant in case you need to tweak the embed. –
From time to time I bump into a new online service. Yesterday, I met Mixcloud.
On one of my last works I was asked to provide an easy way to paste & embed links from Mixcloud into the post content. Although the web app has a clean and comprehensive share popup, including an option to copy the WordPress shortcode which btw won’t work in a self hosted WordPress installation, Client asked for a better solution.
Sure there are plenty of plugins that you could install to solve this problem, but this time, that wasn’t an option. Specially when you find out that it is very clean and easy to convert a Mixcloud link to a nice player. Here are my findings… Continue reading →
Recently I’ve been working a lot with Gravity Forms and some of the add-ons available to extend Gravity Forms features.
Today I’d the opportunity to spend time debugging some odd behaviours at Gravity Forms’ form editor screen, where some of the features related with one extension in particular weren’t working properly.
Back in January, portuguese WordPress community submitted Lisbon city as the best place to host WordCamp Europe in 2014. Local community felt more alive than ever, several meetups happened since then, lots of tweets, posts, P2 chats about the subject…
This week, WordCamp Central announced Sofia, in Bulgaria as the place that will host the event this year, on September 27–29, 2014. No doubt it was probably the stronger candidate city (at least with a level of readiness higher than Lisbon, as far as I could understand). I hope this year’s event to be as successful as Leiden’s as the mark is very high!
A common question about the WordPress search is how to make it exact, or in other words, directly from the geeSearch support forum:
if I search for a term, all kinds of words are shown which contain the term, for example if I search “round” I also get results for “background” – but I want only results with the word “round”. Is that possible in any way?
WordPress 3.8 is all about the admin interface design, which is awesome! One of the improvements were the icons, served as a font – Dashicons – instead of images. The main advantage of doing it using a font, is that it can scale for retina displays and larger screens without losing quality. Neat isn’t it?! But, what happened to the old icons, served by the screen_icon() function when rendering a plugin options page at the admin? Yes, you know the answer: deprecated! So, How to set an Icon for your Plugin or Theme options page? Continue reading →
Here we go again, WordPress community released a brand new version, 3.8 “Parker”. WordPress is about publishing-made-easy-for-everyone and therefore people that actually write content deserved this new version: modern, clean, responsive, refined, device & touch-friendly, typographically-rich admin interface. It’s the beginning of a new era! It’s just awesome!
It’s also a new era for me as I made my first contribution to the Portuguese WordPress community by translating a small set of labels to pt-PT. It’s so cool to contribute!
And now, off I go to test all the plugins against the new version, and update all the client’s sites!