Now

This is a now page, inspired by Rich Tabor – a nearly-always updated page of what I’m up to these days.

What I’m doing right now

Right now I am working on two projects. Auto Load Next Post is the first, a WordPress plugin developed to increase your pageviews by engaging the site viewers to keep reading your content rather than increasing your bounce rate.

Currently, a free version is available which I am improving regularly. I’m close to finishing the Pro version which will provide more features and improved JavaScript to support themes much better and the additional features.

Support is currently being added to the core of Auto Load Next Post for integrations and extensions. A new modern site design is also in the works. New and improved documentation is nearly complete.

The second project is CoCart, a REST API extension designed exclusively for WooCommerce. Accessing the cart via the REST API was highly requested by mobile and app developers and was missing from the core of WooCommerce. So I built it and so far has been well received.

I have just finished version 2 which is not only more powerful but is now it’s own product having moved the route to it’s own. CoCart Pro is also almost complete and will be launching soon.

What I plan on doing next

I plan to develop extensions for Auto Load Next Post as it progresses and get them released asap. I want to also produce videos relatively soon to help users on how to use and customize Auto Load Next Post. Finish the core of Auto Load Next Post Pro and release it.

I am hoping to build more Gutenberg blocks as well. Currently writing down block ideas which you can view on my ideas board. You can submit a new block if not already listed.

Recent contributions

I wrote a simple plugin to show the locations of action hooks placed within the CoBlocks theme – called it CoBlocks Show Me.

I also wrote my first Gutenberg block. It’s called Double Image – which allows you to add two images side by side with optional overlay text. Change the text overlay position, the text colour, the background opacity and colour, set the background image fixed for a parallax effect. You can also set the alignment to Wide Width, Full width or Center.

What I currently use

I currently use Visual Studio Code by Microsoft for my coding needs. Before that I used Atom but recently I found it to be heavy after long use so I haven’t used anything else since.

You can find a list of other things I am using.