All posts by Swapnil V. Patil

I make people smile. Not by being funny, No, but by crafting applications and interfaces. I love the web as a platform and is most likely to talk about WordPress, Javascript and Open Source. Here you will find some of my ideas. Enjoy.

Call a navigation menu using a shortcode

Today I came across a weird situation: I needed to place a navigation menu in the content of a page. A shortcode was the obvious solution, but there doesn’t appear to be one built in for menus. I created this one very quickly

Today I came across a weird situation: I needed to place a navigation menu in the content of a page. A shortcode was the obvious solution, but there doesn’t appear to be one built in for menus. I created this one very quickly

Moving from self-hosted to WordPress.com – My experience

A few months ago, I moved this site to WordPress.com.
 I am much happier with WordPress.com.
True that it might not be a perfect fit for everyone’s needs, but it sure does fit mine for now.

Would it fit your needs too? Read to know…

A few months ago, I moved this site to WordPress.com.  I am much happier with WordPress.com. True that it might not be a perfect fit for everyone's needs, but it sure does fit mine for now. Would it fit your needs too? Read to know...

Have you built something interesting with WordPress?

Have a great website or product around WordPress that you’d like to show off?

In 10 minutes, showcase your awesome website, blog, product to other WordPressers in Pune.

5 more minutes to answer any questions that the audience may have.

Collect valuable feedback and useful inputs.

Have a great website or product around WordPress that you'd like to show off? In 10 minutes, showcase your awesome website, blog, product to other WordPressers in Pune. 5 more minutes to answer any questions that the audience may have. Collect valuable feedback and useful inputs.

Installing WP-CLI on shared hosting

WP-CLI is Command Line interface based WordPress site management tool used to manage WordPress websites via SSH.

Now install it on shared hosting environment too! Read further to know how…

WP-CLI is Command Line interface based WordPress site management tool used to manage WordPress websites via SSH. Now install it on shared hosting environment too! Read further to know how...

How to submit plugin to WordPress plugin repository

So you made an interesting WordPress plugin, and you want that to be available for others to use. Though GitHub is really nice to share code, when it comes to WordPress, nothing beats the WordPress.org plugin and theme repository.

Here is how you can add your plugins to WordPress.org repository.

So you made an interesting WordPress plugin, and you want that to be available for others to use. Though GitHub is really nice to share code, when it comes to WordPress, nothing beats the WordPress.org plugin and theme repository. Here is how you can add your plugins to WordPress.org repository.

Getting started with GST & WooCommerce

Utilization of the WordPress+WooCommerce combo is at huge and loads of marketers use this aggregate for e-trade across the globe. With GST in India — at the time of writing this article, there’s no documented solution for GST implementation in WooCommerce.
Here is an attempt for one.

Utilization of the WordPress+WooCommerce combo is at huge and loads of marketers use this aggregate for e-trade across the globe. With GST in India — at the time of writing this article, there's no documented solution for GST implementation in WooCommerce. Here is an attempt for one.

Installing Theme Unit Test Data with wp-cli

If building a theme for the wordpress.org theme repository this will almost certainly be tested. For those using WP-CLI there is a quick and easy way to install and then remove this test data. Naturally, you will need to install and setup WP-CLI before proceeding.

If building a theme for the wordpress.org theme repository this will almost certainly be tested. For those using WP-CLI there is a quick and easy way to install and then remove this test data. Naturally, you will need to install and setup WP-CLI before proceeding.

Did you know you can translate WordPress.com without even leaving the page?

Yes, I wish I knew about this long long time ago, this is just fantastic! You can help translate WordPress.com into your native language without leaving the page! Using the community translator built in WordPress.com Once the translator is enabled, right-click on a highlighted string to submit a new translation: A red highlight means that a string does ...