You may have heard that WordPress has a brand new block editor that completely transforms the writing and content management experience. However, there are plenty of sites that aren't ready to move their entire base of content over to the new editor. This could be because not all of their plugins are compatible with the new editor or their editorial team isn't ready to have a totally new editing experience.
Supporting Time Ranges for Manually Built Nova Value Metrics in Laravel
Manually built metrics in Nova don't support the time-range dropdown that the Nova helper functions support, and the Nova helper functions don't handle
many<->many relationships well (at least not the way I needed).
Write and publish faster with Block Editor keyboard shortcuts
I've been using the Block Editor since it was released in WordPress 5.0, but as I've been creating and updating more content, I've found one strange user interaction that I didn't know how to get around. When I move my mouse up to the top right of the screen, the Update/Publish button is very close to the Admin Bar, which has a hover state. For example, if I move my mouse just a couple pixels too far, I get the hover state for the logged in user rather than being able to click the Update button.
Taking on special projects and paying down technical debt with Sourcing Journal
Sourcing Journal Media, a leader in B2B trade media, produces publications and events under the Sourcing Journal, Vamp and Rivet brands. They offer essential news, expert commentary and in-depth analysis, providing invaluable insights to their readers.
Building an app prototype with React Native
The past few weeks at Alpha Particle, we have been trying out "Prototyping Fridays" where we attempt to take a small idea that we've had or a new piece of technology we've been looking at and implement a "completed" project in the course of an afternoon. This post goes into more detail about one of these projects.
Unlocking extra affiliate revenue with PMC
Amazon recently rolled out their Onsite Associates Program, which "brings product-related content from third-parties onto Amazon to help customers research and discover products they might be interested in."
Building a platform to support shifting business strategy with Horse Side Vet Guide
When Horse Side Vet Guide approached Alpha Particle, they had already invested a large amount of time and money into their existing infrastructure and offshore teams.
At the same time, shifting business strategy necessitated the need for their technology to adapt. They had built up users for their mobile app and a following for the website and and social media, but needed to make monetization and strategy changes.
Rewriting and rebuilding the entire platform was out of the question and HSVG engaged Alpha Particle to make the necessary changes while utilizing their existing technology.
Creating a seamless migration experience with 1CM
1 Click Migration started with the a single goal: to be the most user-friendly and powerful migration plugin on the market. It wouldn't be the first, but the idea was that with just a couple steps, a user could move their site from one place to another by installing a single plugin. No worrying about storage, which host they were on, or technical specifications of each server, just a simple, straightforward migration.
The Alpha Particle Perspective: Alexa Healthcare Skills
Amazon announced last month that Alexa will now select partners in the healthcare industry to build skills that transmit protected health information in what they're calling a new "HIPPA-eligible environment".
Moving from legacy CMS to WordPress VIP with InsideHook
InsideHook approached Alpha Particle to help with a redesign and replatforming of their existing site from a deprecated PHP framework onto WordPress and the WordPress.com VIP hosting platform.