Exporting old code, Importing new code

So as I am building the new Sebs Studio I have come to the decision to no longer develop Jigoshop extensions purely because there has not been enough interest for them and sales have been very bad. I will however provide updates to the current plugins that I have released for Jigoshop but it will be slim.

I am also releasing my premium plugin extensions for Jigoshop on WordPress.org and on Sebs Studio GitHub repository. This is so that they are archived but not forgotten and if users still want them they can download them for free.

So what are you building?

I am building a new site from scratch that will support my premium plugins far better than before and all current WooCommerce extensions will be completely re-written so they are all updated and working with the latest version of WooCommerce.

I also have new plugins that have been in the making and will release them after the re-writes and the new launch of Sebs Studio.

What is available now?

All previous versions of Sebs Studio products is or will be freely available on GitHub and on WordPress.org but support will currently not be provided as I am busy developing.

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Filter the users table by registration date

The other day I needed to find a customer on Sebs Studio by date in the users admin table only I noticed for the first time that the users table does not have a filter like it does for posts/pages and custom post types to only show the users from a month and year. Today I developed a simple plugin that does just that.

Users by Date Registered is a free and open-source plugin that not only allows you to filter by date but also shows a new column with the date the user registered.

So if this is something you need then go ahead and download it. It’s available both on my GitHub and WordPress.org

Donations are welcome. Have a great day.

Plugins Site Menu Link

Have you ever wanted a quicker way to access and install a new plugin straight away when you area viewing the front-end of your site. Well now you can by using this piece of code.

function sd_plugins_site_menu_link( $wp_admin_bar )  {
if( is_admin() || ! current_user_can( 'manage_options' ) ) {
$args = array(
 'parent' => 'site-name',
 'id' => 'plugins',
 'title' => __( 'Plugins' ),
 'href' => admin_url( 'plugins.php' )
$wp_admin_bar->add_node( $args );
add_action( 'admin_bar_menu', 'sd_plugins_site_menu_link', 999 );

Simply add it to your functions.php file. I have also released it as a free plugin if you like.

Download the plugin now from WordPress.org


Hire Me Status Widget

So I needed a small widget that I could change easily the status of my availability to be hired. You can see my current status in the sidebar.

Before I used the ‘Text’ widget to display this but I got tired of editing the status and changing the colour that I associated with the status.

I didn’t find one that was available so I quickly created a simple widget that I can change in a quick flash. As it is a small widget plugin, I thought I write it in away that would be suited to any body.

You may if you wish put a title but you can also set it for a team so that is displays e.g. We are Available for Hire


Widget Controls

I have pushed the code to my GitHub profile so if you want to add anything extra to the plugin then contributions are welcome.

Download from GitHub | Download from WordPress.org

For your information: It will be available on WordPress.org shortly, I am just waiting for it to be given the OK for me to publish the plugin there also.

Update: 3rd June 2013, The widget plugin is now available on WordPress.org

Separating services from shop

So recently I have been re-organizing how I work and provide my WordPress services and now that I have a personal site I can move those services here instead of having it with my digital e-Commerce store (Sebs Studio) where I sell premium WordPress plugins for various shopping cart systems.

This move will not only help me better in the long run but also for my clients and my future clients were they will be able to identify who they are working with and who they address too.

Sebs Studio is being improved little by little while this re-organizing is in process and with that I have been working hard developing the tools I need to further my goals and provide me the ability to develop plugins quicker for my clients and the store.

With the WooCommerce Extension Boilerplate I created I am rewriting all of my WooCommerce extensions for compatibility and improving their performance, security and features at the same time.

I am also designing a completely new theme to not only improve the Sebs Studio brand but for a more professional and modern look.

Below is a screenshot of the new design in progress. Feedback is important so please let me know what you think of the design so far and what I can do to improve it.

Sebs Studio new design preview

Sebs Studio new design preview

This design will be based on two themes put together.

  1. Highwind Light – Individual Page Options
  2. Sandcastle – Structure

Also with the new Sebs Studio on it’s way I will be moving away from using WooCommerce as my store manager and will be use Easy Digital Downloads instead.

As much as I like using WooCommerce I find EDD to be lighter and faster which is what I need for my business. It also focuses only on just digital downloads which is the only thing that I sell. This way I also have less plugin extensions installed for WooCommerce that filter out what I don’t need.

Most of the features that I require from EDD are already provided and is all free.

One thing I am looking for is a great hosting provider to host the new site with SSL so that the site runs faster, less down time and is more secure for my customers. If you have any recommendations I would love to hear them.

I think that’s it for now. I will keep you posted once I have more to share.

Thank you for reading.