News Feed
Sections




News Archive
Looking for more information on how to do PHP the right way? Check out PHP: The Right Way

Smashing Magazine:
Lessons Learned from Maintaining a WordPress Plugin
August 02, 2010 @ 11:08:05

On Smashing Magazine today there's a new article from Joost de Valk about some of the things he learned from maintaining a WordPress plugin - one to help easily track your site via Google Analytics.

Recently I released a WordPress plugin for Google Analytics that adds a tracking code and dozens of various pieces of meta data to blogs. Since the release of version 4, I've updated it 6 times, to the point where it's now at version 4.0.6. In this article I would like to share with you my experiences in maintaining this and other WordPress plug-ins and common good practices that I've distilled from that work.

He breaks it up into a few different categories:

  • Website and Account Configuration
  • Versioning Option Arrays
  • Don't Release Too Soon
  • Know Which Version People Are On
  • URLs in WordPress
  • Writing to the Root Directory
  • Rethink Your Filters
  • Never Assume
0 comments voice your opinion now!
wordpress plugin learn lesson experience wordpress plugin


blog comments powered by Disqus

Similar Posts

Channel 9 Forums: Installing PHP Applications on IIS7

NetTuts.com: Understanding and Working with Relationships Between Data in WordPress

SitePoint PHP Blog: How to Create Your Own WordPress Shortcodes

Web Development Blog: How-to show popular posts on your WordPress blog?

Dougal Campbell's Blog: Suggestion: WordPress Option Namespacing


Community Events





Don't see your event here?
Let us know!


series list version voicesoftheelephpant security introduction symfony composer opinion library framework laravel conference interview tool community release artisanfiles language podcast

All content copyright, 2014 PHPDeveloper.org :: info@phpdeveloper.org - Powered by the Solar PHP Framework