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How to Prevent a WordPress Plugin from Updating

I’ve had a couple of cases where I downloaded a plugin, then needed to make some modifications and disable updating to make sure those changes are not overwritten when the next version came out. Ever wondered how plugin updates can be disabled? Here’s how to do it.

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WordPress Development for Teams

Developing WordPress websites on your own is relatively easy; the room for error is you. Even if you’re not using version control and do everything online with a (s)ftp connection, if there’s an error you just re-trace your steps and find where you took a wrong turn. But development in teams gets a lot more difficult. Everybody has a different coding-style and everybody will be working on different parts of a project. The big thing is to keep code maintainable and to streamline workflow.

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How to Display the Last Updated Date on Your Blog Posts

Displaying a date on your blog posts is recommended, both for search engines and also for your audience.

Most blogs display the post publish date, which you would think makes sense. But I think there’s a better way of doing it, and that is by displaying the last updated date.

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How to Activate/Deactivate Plugins with the Easy Digital Downloads Software Licensing Add-on

This week I’ve been playing around with the Software Licensing add-on for Easy Digital Downloads, and I must say it really rocks. It can be used for implementing a licensing system for your commercial themes and plugins. Here’s the deactivation/activation code for reference, you can use this to enable users to activate or deactivate a plugin/theme license from their dashboard.

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How to Create a Backdoor to a WordPress Website

Ever wondered how a WordPress backdoor can be created? This is an educational post that shows you how to do it. What you decide to do with this code is entirely up to you, I of course encourage you to play nice and not use it for malicious purposes.

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