Jetpack 5.4 Introduces Beta Version of New Search Module Powered by Elasticsearch for Professional Plan Users

Jetpack 5.4 was released yesterday with many small enhancements to existing modules and an expansion of features for users on the paid plans. A new date picker field is available for the Contact Form, allowing administrators to request additional information such as project timelines, event reser...

“The Final Word” Plugin Extends O2 to Pin a Highlighted Comment to the Top of a Thread

“The Final Word” is a new plugin that extends O2 to highlight a comment at the top of a thread. O2 is the plugin successor to P2, Automattic’s group blogging theme that introduced quick posting from the front page with real-time comment updates. The code was released on GitHub in 2015 and it powe...

Members 2.0 Adds Capability Registration System, Introduces New Settings Screen for Add-Ons

Eight years ago, Justin Tadlock moved back home to Alabama and was living in the spare bedroom of his grandparents’ house with nothing more than a laptop and a suitcase. Over the course of a few months he started going deeper into learning about writing WordPress plugins and produced Members, a r...

New Plugin Adds Changelog Support to WordPress Themes in the Admin

photo credit: Luis Llerena When a WordPress plugin has an update available, it comes with a “View Details” link where users can read the changelog before updating. Clicking the details link launches the changelog section of the readme.txt file in a modal window. Themes, on the other hand, do ...

The Ultimate Guide to W3 Total Cache: Works-Every-Time Settings for Shared Web Hosting

Shared hosting isn’t the ideal environment for speeding up WordPress with W3 Total Cache. There are features that just don’t work well on a shared server. In addition, if you run into server configuration issues there isn’t much you can do about it if your site is hosted on a shared server. In an...

The Ultimate Guide to W3 Total Cache: All Your Questions Answered

Most W3 Total Cache users have a love-hate relationship with the plugin. When it works the way it’s supposed to, it’s all love as page load time is reduced by leaps and bounds. However, when things go wrong, the plugin can be frustratingly (and notoriously) hard to deal with. In this article we’l...

Introducing Hustle… He’s Gonna Make You Some Money

We’ve got a long history here at WPMU DEV of developing plugins that grow your business, but I’ve always wanted to give you one plugin to rule them all. So today please let me introduce you to the first step in that direction: meet Hustle! Right now, Hustle is the best email opt-in plugin you’re ...