I won’t comment in detail on what happened in the meanwhile and no, this will not be another of these “but this time I will not give up” posts but let me put it this way: Other things occupied all of my attention. However, things have settled and finally I couldn’t resists to reboot one of my former favorite hobbies: “that web stuff”. Such a restart of your ambitions is a good chance to challenge the status of your projects and see if stuff projects can be sorted out.
Der Podlove Podcast Publisher ist ein Plugin für WordPress zum effizienten Publizieren von Podcasts. Der in enger Zusammenarbeit mit Podcastern entwickelte Publisher bietet weit mehr Funktionalität als herkömmliche Podcast-Plugins, ist überaus flexibel konfigurierbar, über eigene Templates erweiterbar und bietet umfangreiche Statistiken.
Alex erläutert, wie der Publisher aufgebaut ist, welche Features er bietet und warum man danach nichts anderes mehr anfassen will.
A while ago I was asked what the theme is running on this WordPress instance. I answered that I made this theme a while ago to be used on this blog. My conversational partner continued: „Is this theme available for public?“. There it was, that awkward moment when somebody asks you for a piece of code but you think it is not good enough to be published. „Well… Not yet. But I think I should offer it to everybody“, I replied.
So I started rewriting and optimizing most of the code to finally reach a level that I think is worth to be published. I named the theme e.nigma 2015 to refer to its original purpose to serve as the layout I’m using for my blog. You can find more details on e.nigma 2015 in my Portfolio section. The theme is listed in the official WordPress.org repository and can also be grabbed on GitHub.
You all now that: You are using a software which brings a lot of functionality but there is always the one feature that is missing. In WordPress this situation is not as disappointing as for other software because WordPress allows the user to extend its functionality with plugins.
Some weeks ago I started writing on the e.nigma 2015 theme (which is already submitted to the WordPress.org repository but is still in review). Here and there I wanted to extend the theme’s functionality with shortcodes that allow the user to easily add buttons to their blog posts and pages. However, I missed that the WordPress team says1 that custom shortcodes should come with plugins, not with themes. Consequently, I transferred the button functionality to a WordPress plugin: e.nigma buttons.