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How to Easily Create Custom WordPress Code With GenerateWP

There are many great websites and books available for learning to build custom plugins. However, if you are looking for a little help in getting started with the code or simply looking to help speed up the development process, then GenerateWP is worth bookmarking. GenerateWP describes itself as “the easiest and the fastest way to create custom and high quality code for your WordPress project using the latest WordPress coding standards and API’s.” They have 20 different code generators for WordPress features including taxonomies, post types, menus, shortcodes, and more.


5 Best Web Design & Developer Deal Sites

Most people are familiar with the big name deal sites like Woot, Dealnews, and Meh. However, many may not be as familiar or familiar at all with some really great deal sites that are geared toward web designers and web developers. These deal sites include


Create 360° Images With Rollerblade.js

Rollerblade.js is a jQuery plugin for easily creating smooth image rotators. If you are designing a website theme, especially if that theme is for e-commerce, I would recommend checking out Rollerblade. You can see an example on the main site and grab the code at the github


Fix WordPress When Maintenance Mode Is Stuck

WordPress updates and upgrades are very common, both for the core of WordPress as well as the many themes and plugins that are used. WordPress has a built in feature to set the website into “Maintenance Mode” during these updates and upgrades. While that is a great idea and quite helpful at times, it can also be a problem in the event that an update or upgrade fails. In the normal process of an upgrade Maintenance Mode is turned off once the upgrade has finished. However, if an upgrade fails, Maintenance Mode will be stuck on until it is manually turned off. Thankfully, fixing this problem is quite easy.


Best Political WordPress Themes

The US 2016 Presidential Elections are starting to become more and more of the news on a daily basis and with that in mind, I thought a list of some of the best themes on ThemeForest might be helpful.


Zend Studio 12.5 Released

Zend Studio 12.5 has been released and is available for purchase. This release is built on the core of the Eclipse 4 – Luna platform and includes several new features.


3 Helpful Dummy Generators

Designing a new website means having content, images, and data to design around and test with. This article shows three helpful dummy generators: a dummy data generator (lorem ipsum), a dummy image generator, and a dummy data generator.

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UptimeRobot – Free Website Monitoring

I have been looking for a website up-time monitoring solution for awhile now. I have used a couple of website monitoring services in the past and have been fairly pleased with them. However, this never stops me from looking around for a better option.


Surviving The Deep End – Free Zend Framework Book

Scouring the web for as much information as I can possibly consume, I came across this free online book. Zend Framework: Surviving The Deep End is comprised of ten chapters with three appendices from introducing Zend Framework to installing Zend Framework to developing a blog application with Zend Framework. You can find a full book index on the website.