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Pre-Order Professional WordPress Third Edition

Professional WordPress Third Edition has been officially completed and is available for pre-order on Amazon! Every chapter in this new edition of the book has been completely updated for WordPress 4.1. The book also features two brand new chapters: WordPress as an Application Framework and Migrating to WordPress. I couldn’t be happier to hear the […]

Understanding WordPress Taxonomy Table Relationships

When working with taxonomies in WordPress, it’s helpful to understand the taxonomy database schema. The WordPress database contains three tables for storing taxonomy data: wp_terms – stores all of your taxonomy terms wp_term_taxonomy – defines what taxonomy each term belongs to wp_term_relationships – cross-reference table that joins taxonomy terms with your content Let’s look at […]

Professional WordPress Third Edition is Coming!

That’s right, the highest rated WordPress development book on the market is back with an all new third edition! The writing has begun and Professional WordPress 3E has officially passed the halfway mark. Just like the previous edition, this version will be written by David Damstra and myself. Professional WordPress 3E will be fully updated […]

WordSesh 2 Is Live Right Now

Have you heard of WordSesh? The online streaming WordPress conference (which is totally free) is currently streaming live right now for WordSesh 2! WordSesh has two tracks with 58 amazing speakers: Room A Room B Don’t miss out enjoying this event live. The sessions are recorded, so you could watch them later, but joining in […]

Writing Secure WordPress Code

A few weeks ago I gave a presentation at WordCamp Europe on writing secure WordPress code. The methods I described in my presentation are extremely important when writing code for WordPress. Whether you are a theme designer or a hardcore plugin developer, you should follow all of these security measures to verify your code is […]

WordCamp Europe Is Next Week!

Next week I will be attending and speaking at the first ever WordCamp Europe! The event takes place October 5th-7th in Leiden, Netherlands. WordCamp Europe is going to be an amazing event with a insane amount of awesome presentations. I will be presenting on Writing Secure WordPress Code. I’m scheduled to be the last presentation […]

Free WordPress Security Webinar Today

I’ll be hosting a free WordPress Security Webinar Thursday, September 26th at 4pm EDT. The webinar was organized by SiteGround and is available free for anyone to attend. I’ll be hosting the webinar with my WebDevStudios Co-Founder Brian Messenlehner. If you run a WordPress website and want to learn how to keep your website safe […]

Do You Want Professional WordPress Plugin Development Second Edition?

Recently I’ve been thinking about my book Professional WordPress Plugin Development, and whether there’s enough demand for a second edition. Over the years I’ve received some amazing feedback from readers, many of whom have since released plugins on after reading the book. The book is an amazing resource for anyone creating custom plugins in […]

How To: Create a Network Only Plugin in WordPress

If you’ve ever created a custom plugin in WordPress, you should be familiar with the standard plugin header code. The information set in your plugin header is displayed under the Plugins admin menu in WordPress shown below: There is a lesser known piece of information that can be defined in your plugin header that tells […]

The First WordSesh Was a Huge Success!

WordSesh, the first ever 24 hour free live streaming WordPress event, took place just a few short days ago. I had the privilege of helping organize and run the event with Scott Basgaard and Chris Cochran. The event was a huge success that featured an epic list of presenters from the WordPress Community. Below are […]

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Brad Williams is a computer programmer and tech junkie who enjoys exploring technology and sharing his knowledge and experience with others.


CEO of WebDevStudiosMaintainn, and Pluginize. Co-author of Professional WordPress and Professional WordPress Plugin Development.


Brad resides in Philadelphia.


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