Daniel Riveong, general manager of digital marketing consulting agency in Malaysia, has blogged for years on several niche blogs he own. he has reached the point where he wants to unify all his blog and make it better. Basically, what he aims to do are:
Redesigning his site and make it responsive.
Changing the structure of his multisite blogs into one WordPress blog
Importing the content of his sub-blogs into his main blog as archive (perfectly merged as custom post type)
Removing the www from the site’s URL
He has had his designer designing the new look for his blog. I helped him transform those design into WordPress theme, among other technical needs.
WooCommerce Newsletter Generator is a WordPress plugin which helps you to generate HTML Email code for your promotion newsletter based on your products that have been added to your WooCommerce library. This plugin is made to be easy to use. All you need to do are:
Create new newsletter (as easy as create a new WordPress post)
Select available template (or create your own template, which can be made as easy as create a WordPress themes, and hook it to the plugin)
Select image, text, or products on your WooCommerce library
Copy the HTML code, paste, and send it using your preferred newsletter management service such as GetResponse, MailChimp, etc.
This plugin is originally made for my employer who awesomely agree to release this plugin as open source WordPress Plugins, Hijapedia. A short background story: my employer gave me these HTML email designs (basically list of newly released products which will be sent to email list) to be developed. After confirming that most of the time the layout wouldn’t be changed (only the banner and the product lists will be changed), I pitched him an idea to create HTML email generator which will automate this task and save lots and lots of time in the future.
WP Live.js is WordPress plugin which enables you to insert live.js easily. What distinguish WP Live.js from other plugin for inserting live.js is WP Live.js adds toggle on/off link on admin bar to toggle the script insertion easily. This save lots of time whenever you’re switching from editing CSS to working with browser’s console and logging HTTP request.
After registering your own Instagram client app, copy and paste client ID and client secret of your Instagram client app to WP-IG settings screen.
Assign post type and category – imported Instagram photo will be published using this post type and category
Optionally, you can select to sync all your future Instagram photo
By default, Instagram photo imported will be added as featured image. There’re lots of themes which display featured image as decoration instead of content. To handle this, you can optionally prepend the imported Instagram photo (or video!) to the content area.
Note: You can deauthorize your WordPress site to your Instagram client app at any time.
The idea of this plugin was inspired by my work I’ve done at Hijapedia. We did lots of Instagram integration and I think me and lots of people would love to do that as well. So I took what I learned from the Instagram Integration project and build WP-IG.
WooCommerce Bulk Sale is WordPress plugin / WooCommerce add-on which helps you to bulk edit sale price of your products.
Possible Use Cases
By default, you can set sale price for your WooCommerce product by:
Go to Dashboard > Products > Select Product > Edit sale price
This means you edit the sale price one by one.
Go to Dashboard > Products > Select products by checking the checkboxes > select Bulk Actions > Press Apply > Edit product sale price
This means you edit maximum 20 products which is displayed on the screen at one time
Neither way aren’t effective for editing products’ sale price in these possible use cases:
Setting fixed sale price for 50+ products in one click
Setting sale price of 50+ products by decreasing 10% of the regular price
WooCommerce Bulk Sale is developed for these kind of use cases
See it Yourself
This plugin is originally made for my employer, Hijapedia, which awesomely agree to release this plugin as open source.
Wujudkan is crowdsourcing platform specifically built for Indonesian market. This project is a sub-contract work assigned by Weekend Inc1 to craft their .psd based design into responsive WordPress theme for Wujudkan’s blog.
Hijapedia is array of sites consist of News, Store1 , and Forum2 for muslimah developed on top of WordPress Multisite. I was hired as freelance in late 2013 to lead its redesign as project manager3 and theme developer. Here’s how the redesign looks like:
The project went great and after I decided not to extend my contract with DMD BINUS for another year and move back to my Bandung, I was hired as remote WordPress theme and plugin developer for Hijapedia. Months after my employment, I analyze the site’s traffic and realize that mobile traffic has surpassed desktop traffic. Hence I pitched my employer to optimize the site by doing another redesign, this time using mobile first approach4 to make the UX of the site better for majority of visitors whom visit our site using mobile device.
My employer agreed. This time I was wearing the designer + developer hats. We’re using existing color scheme, existing IA structure, but optimizing the UI and UX using mobile first approach. After months of redesign process, this they how it look like:
Hijapedia News – Homepage (Recent Posts section). It is adjusted to the possible use case: swiping is okay on mobile device while skimming is preferable on desktop
Besides remote working benefit and opportunity to make customized WordPress experience, another great thing about working at Hijapedia is open-mindedness of the employer. I pitched him to open source many of our custom plugins5, and he agrees. Many plugins6 available at my github account are courtesy of Hijapedia.