Introducing the Extension Generator

Probably the single most awesome thing about WordPress is the fact that it is easy for developers to extend. The plugin architecture which allows for adding custom functionality to a site within WordPress is incredible and among the chief reasons for its success. But what’s also cool is the fact that WordPress isn’t the only thing which can be extended. Plugins themselves, within WordPress, can serve as platforms for developers to enhance, add, remove and improve upon. Extending other plugins is something I’m quite passionate about. It offers tremendous opportunities to leverage existing code, push the limits of what plugins can […]

Client Dash 1.6 – Zehngut

Software development is a funny thing. If you had told me as we were going live with version 1.5 in August and before we started version 1.6 of Client Dash that it would take us over a month and a half to complete, I probably would have been disappointed as our previous release cycles have been much faster. Yet today as I look at what we were able to create in that time period, I am ecstatic and know that I would feel the same way even if it had taken another month. It was absolutely worth the extra time. […]

1.6 Beta Now Available

After tons and tons and tons of work, we are finally ready to let the beta version of our latest release out for anyone interested to download and test. At this point we are simply looking to make this release as epic as possible with as few bugs as possible so we are actively looking for people to take it for a spin. When we actually release version 1.6 to the public as the current stable version I will write up a new post describing in detail what features were added and what changes were made. For now I’ll just recommend […]

Client Dash 1.5 – Shackelford

Client Dash 1.5 officially released! After weeks of planning, programming and testing, we have finally been able to release the 1.5 version of Client Dash (read the github release notes here). I’m so excited to have this release public now as it is a huge step forward for the plugin which we’ve been iterating on all summer. I believe I can confidently say that this is my favorite release to date and it definitely takes Client Dash to a new level. Version 1.4 of Client Dash was extremely exciting for us as we were able to really push out features […]

Naming Releases

Developing new features and improving Client Dash in general is something we are crazy passionate about and going gang-busters on lately. Recently though we bounced around an idea for the plugin that doesn’t really have anything to do with the plugin’s functionality. We were discussing our iterations, upcoming releases, how to determine when releases are ready and other such topics when the idea came up of naming our releases similarly to the way WordPress itself does for major versions. At first I thought “that’s cool but we’re just making this little plugin. Wouldn’t that be tacky or pretentious to name […]