Tag Archives: development

My Software – Subdomain Launched and Being Updated

I’ve finally found some free time to get a new sub domain setup for all of the software I’ve created.

You can check out the new site at software.creatingdrew.com.

I’ll be merging my existing software, plugins, & extensions into the site over time. Many of the plugins and extensions from Dev-Tips.com (now closed) will be merged into the new site as well.

I’ve just added an Alfred App extension to allow you to toggle hidden files super quickly on your system. I’ve also put up a much requested update about the “Are You Sure?” WordPress plugin that some of you used in the past.

If you have some time to swing by the new site or give it a share, I’d appreciate it.

Stay well and keep smiling. 🙂

Adding Custom Header Images to WordPress.org Plugins

While reading WPCandy’s “Recap: Matt Mullenweg’s 2012 State of the Word“, I came across a note about custom plugin header images.

This may not be news to some plugin devs, but you are now able to use your own custom header image for your WordPress plugins hosted on WordPress.org.

If you don’t spend much time browsing the actual plugins directory, you may not have noticed this. A great example of a custom plugin image in use is the infamous “Hello Dolly” plugin hosted on WordPress.org.

Hello Dolly WordPress Plugin Showing Custom Header

Hello Dolly page showing custom header image in use. Click for larger view.

The image needs to be a 772×250 pixel jpeg or png. This goes into your plugin’s SVN directory with the path assets/banner-772x250.(jpg|png).  Resources to get started with custom header images for your WordPress plugin:

Be warned, Matt has stated that this will most likely change in the future. If anyone has any more up to date details or resources, please let me know in the comments.