BackupBuddy review and experience

The problem I have close to a dozen sites that I personally handle.  That includes feature requests, performance, and backups.  To perform backups, I pretty much set aside a decent chunk of time to manually export the WordPress databases, then I FTP down the corresponding files. This is not exactly the fastest process, but I’ve…

Styling the WordPress Admin

The WordPress backend has a very specific look to it.  If you are looking to add a new page there, you’ll want to style it similarly.  It’s not very clear what is available, but after a lot of searching, I came across these links that help shine light on the topic:

Packaging plugins with themes

As I develop a new theme, I want to package plugins with my theme.  Normally, plugins are installed under wp-content/plugins – but if you are distributing your theme, you need a clean, WordPress-familiar way of distributing the corresponding plugins as well (especially the plugins your theme depends upon). Turns out that Thomas Griffin has created…