A Step-by-Step Checklist for Planning Your WordPress Blog Posts (managewp.com) In this article Tom Ewer will be sharing the checklist he uses for planning his post before he start writing it, along with the thinking behind each item. In parts two and three he will focus on the checklists for pre- and post-publishing. If you follow his checklists, you will definitely get a lot more out of your posts.
WordPress Performance Optimization (blog.newrelic.com) WordPress is the gold standard platform in democratized online publishing. In digital media, performance means delivering the most value possible using the fewest resources and least time. The better the site performance, the more usage and the higher the adoption rates. Every website needs a host. And selecting the right web hosting partner has always been a key starting point of success.
WordPress Refactoring: Refining Plugin Functions (tommcfarlin.com) Whenever it comes to writing code, there are a lot of developers that aim to write clean, maintainable code. Tom McFarlin recently had a chance to do a bit of WordPress refactoring in the context of a commissioned plugin and wanted to share with you the process that he followed.
Facetious (wordpress.org) Facetious lets you add a faceted - often called an 'advanced' - search form to your WordPress website.
WP Snippets (wordpress.org) Create Snippets! This plugin adds a new Post Type. Snippets can be included in other Posts/Pages/Widgets via Shortcodes. A very lightweight plugin!
WP Redirects (wordpress.org) Create Redirects! This plugin adds a new Post Type. Redirect from anywhere — to anywhere. A very lightweight plugin!
How to Spy on WordPress Sites (8 Tools) (www.wpjedi.com) Plenty of folks have been using WordPress for years. If you are just getting started with WordPress, you could always use the expertise of more experienced players to your advantage. Spying on other WordPress sites could give you an idea what themes, plugins, and keywords they are using. These 8 tools let you reverse engineer WordPress sites easily.