A year ago when I started with SlothCMS I had some plans. I failed all of them. In this post I’d like to talk where and why I did failed.
I have been using WordPress for last eight years or so, both, WordPress.com and self-hosted. Unfortunately it’s time to move on. Continue reading “Why I am leaving WordPress”
January is almost over and I am starting to consider going full time freelance again, or at least I find a project which is a good fit for me. Continue reading “Interesting things from the web – Week 4 of 2018”
Recently I remade my current theme with few adjustments. It’s not done and it probably never will be done because I can tweak it. Continue reading “Making Sadie theme – experimental features”
As a part of process of writing in multiple languages I have set up a multisite. Unfortunately it wasn’t without glitches.
Since I am at the moment between jobs I can share what I am learning publicly. Today it’s basics in internationalization and localization.
For a long time I have let my side projects grow organically and a lot of times it didn’t do them any good. Debugging existing site through developer tools and then adding custom styles in the WordPress editor to the end of CSS file is a hole from which a theme will never properly recover. There has to be a better way, meta side project to create front-end style guides for all of them. Continue reading “Meta side projects”
Like any WordPress geek these days I am excited about WP REST API and want to use it as soon as possible, preferably sooner. Unfortunately there is a limit to what I can use at the moment and not everything is perfect. Like those windmills, slow and steady approach may be better. Continue reading “Using technology before it’s ready”
While I am redesigning my professional website I am thinking if I should display availability. And if so should I use some plug-in or if it would be better to create my own plug-in for that. At the beginning I have gathered couple of plug-ins which are free and available from WordPress’s plug-in directory.
For my current problem almost an ideal solution. It has friendly administration which is ideal for professionals who book whole days for tasks and it also automatically makes unavailable past dates. The only down side are only two layouts.
Bookly is a plugin mostly for booking a property or an appointment. The administration is appropriately complex. Some functions like payment are only available in full version.
Booking calendar is a plugin which I almost chose to use because because of the description below the calendar and because it has somewhat neutral design. Also the administration is not that bad, I’d call it a decent because it took me a bit longer to figure out how it works.
I am bundling these two plug-ins together because it took me a while to tell them apart. When you enter their administration interface you’ll notice that their pro versions have different prices but after that there are even smaller differences. The main reason why I don’t like them is because they don’t disable past and show availability in where there should be none by default.
For my current needs 8 Degree Availability Calendar is the best but I will change the CSS to better fit with my new design. Because it’s the one which is easiest to use and is accessible for colorblind people. It might break in the future if the authors don’t update but that’s something I am willing to risk at the moment.