Introducing the TGM Batch Updates Plugin for WordPress

It is my pleasure to introduce to you an incredibly useful batch and bulk updating utility plugin for WordPress – TGM Batch Updates.

The TGM Batch Updates plugin is a batch and bulk updating utility for WordPress that allows you to update massive datasets with relative ease. It was built to allow you to quickly build batch queries and process massive amounts of data with the click of a button.

Click here to view the plugin on Github

As you may or may not know, I use Easy Digital Downloads with the EDD Software Licensing extension for all of my … [continue reading]

How to Use the New WordPress 4.0 Plugin Update Modal Window

WordPress 4.0 came out with a shiny new update modal window UI, but we need some tweaking in order to make use of it in our WordPress plugins and themes.

Austin Passy (the guy behind asked about this on Twitter about a week ago, so I decided to tackle this for fun.

Anyone using the new WordPress AJAX popups as seen in install new plugins or get info? Any docs on it or examples? #WordPress

— Austin ☃ Passy (@TheFrosty) October 7, 2014

The new UI for the update modal window is pretty slick, but without some extra … [continue reading]

WordPress Performance Outside of the Box: Handling and Retrieving Data

This is more of an experimental type of approach to performance in regards to storing and retrieving data. The results are absolutely astounding, and the process is definitely worth considering if your project meets the criterium.

I was discussing data storage with Jared Atchison last week, and at some point in the conversation, this idea that I will present to you today came up. I think you will enjoy the read, and I hope it will make you think outside of the box for ways to improve performance in WordPress.

For the majority of WordPress plugin and theme authors, we … [continue reading]

OptinMonster 2.0

OptinMonster - Option 2

I am incredibly excited to announce that after many, many long months of development and testing, OptinMonster 2.0 has finally been released to the public (click here to for official announcement post)!

OptinMonster started out as the classic MVP (minimum viable product). It scratched an itch that we had internally, and we knew that it had potential as a product with the incredible conversion rates that we saw with exit intent technology. Although we originally planned to do this as a SaaS solution, we nixed that idea late in the original release cycle because neither Syed or myself were … [continue reading]

Turning a New Leaf in Business

If you had not read the news before, it has been made official: my products are now part of the Awesome Motive family.

In a cash/equity deal, Syed (you know him from WPBeginner) and I have officially joined forces to continue to work on existing and build new products under the Awesome Motive umbrella. I’m the CTO at Awesome Motive now, which means I will get to continue to work on, cast vision for and build cool stuff around WordPress along with some other awesome people (pun definitely intended).

To anyone who has been following me for a while, … [continue reading]