What is a Clip?
A Clip is a plugin-activated directory of ancillary custom files which can be used to safely customize WordPress installed child themes and plugins. Clips are designed for savvy developers gearing their websites for worry-free updates, ongoing customizations and code protection.
~ Debra Lloyd, WP Webworks
What are the benefits?
Protection from all theme and plugin updatesA Clip is maintained in an isolated plugin directory, ensuring your code customizations are completely protected from theme and plugin updates.
Safely customize Genesis and other framework themesClips are perfect for customizing themes of base / starter frameworks such as Genesis, where the child theme may be updated instead of the parent.
Starter plugin is tiny at approx 6kb in size (zipped)The WP Clips starter plugin contains only the custom Clip template and a couple of skinny plugin files. But, it's a bantam packing a heavyweight punch!
Plays well with others and doesn't it love the companyAdd 'performance tools' from W3 Total Cache and 'syntax highlighting' with Advanced Code Editor, and see how well these three play together.
Translation-ready and update-easy with one fileThe starter plugin comes with a translatable POT file. Simply update the file with your translation plugin to include your custom and precoded Clips!
Easy and speedy to back-up, copy and transferWP Clips doesn't rely on a database, so no exports or imports are required. Just copy the single plugin folder or individual Clips to back-up or transfer.
And with WP Clips Plus ...
A worry-free deliverable for WordPress developersA simple, easy-to-install deliverable for your clients. Just download a Precoded Clip template, code it, zip it and email it! (client must have WP Clips installed).
Simple to install, update and manage Precoded ClipsIf using WP Clips Plus, all Clips can easily be installed, updated, activated or unclipped via 'WP Clips Control'. Precoded Clips can also be deleted.
ClipBank™ library of Precoded Clips now available!Developers and administrators can choose from a growing library of easy-to-install Precoded Clips, already charged with styles and functions.
And with WP Clips Multisite ...Benefit from all the features of WP Clips Plus on a WordPress multisite environment, while enjoying the added flexibility of applying either network-wide or site-specific customization. WP Clips Multisite is a recommended tool for customizing Genesis and other framework child themes on multisite.
It's as Easy as ...
Download WP Clips
Download any of the WP Clips plugin versions (Starter, WP Clips Plus or WP Clips Multisite) from wpclips.net/installing/ or click on the Quick Links below.
Install the Plugin
Install the zip file via Plugins > Add New in WordPress admin, or unzip and upload via FTP (or file manager) to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory.
Customize the Clip
Add your custom code to the Clip's PHP, CSS and JS custom files using your preferred code editor and FTP (recommended), or WordPress's Plugins Editor.
ClipBank Now Open!
ClipBank™'s Precoded Clips offer a quick and easy way to extend the appearance and functionality of your WordPress themes and plugins. Check out the first bank of Precoded Clips!