WP DB Migrate is an awesome plugin created by Brad Touesnard. This plugin makes it easy to transfer the database contents between WordPress powered sites. While there is a Pro version of this plugin available, my experience was with the free version, hosted on the WordPress plugin repository.
The Twenty Fourteen project team, led by Lance Willett, is working like crazy to get the theme ready for the upcoming 3.8 release. The theme’s inclusion in 3.8 is dependent upon how many things can be accomplished during the crunch time before the merge window closes tomorrow. Since last week’s (more…)
Despite WordPress powering over 20% of the web, there are still a lot of static websites that could use a dynamic upgrade. In order for a static website to take advantage of WordPress it requires two things: A WordPress installation and a WordPress theme that looks like the static HTML (more…)
The WordPress Global Admin Search plugin, previously known as “Omnisearch”, is becoming a bigger project than it originally appeared to be. Searching the admin area of WordPress sounds so simple, right? But it turns out that search is a very nuanced feature that everyone has an opinion about. Last week (more…)
Cory Miller and the team at iThemes announced today that they are launching a new WordPress service into the market. iThemes Sync made its debut today, offering customers a way to manage WordPress core, theme and plugin updates from one centralized dashboard.
During Matt Mullenweg’s keynote speech at the Joomla World Conference this past weekend, he announced the date WordPress 3.8 would be released. The magical day is December 12th. It’s not that the release date was a secret, considering the project schedule was published before development got started. It’s just that (more…)
This past weekend Matt Mullenweg joined Joomla fans and contributors for the second Joomla World Conference in Boston, MA. Mullenweg gave the conference’s closing keynote on Sunday and shared some insights gained along the way on his journey with WordPress. During his presentation, Matt highlighted the mission of WordPress: Democratizing (more…)
In this weeks episode, we were joined by Brad Williams of Webdevstudios and Dradcast to discuss the headlines of the week. We covered a large assortment of news items and received some updates on projects Webdevstudios is working on such as the latest release of BadgeOS. Brad is a long (more…)
Last week WordPress.com released Writr, a beautiful free theme that really puts your content in the spotlight. The tumblelog style is perfect for power bloggers who like to utilize post formats for different types of content. The good news this week is that Writr is now available for self-hosted WordPress (more…)
I’m a huge fan of the Edit Flow plugin, especially since this site started publishing articles from multiple authors. It has all sorts of cool features such as custom post statuses, notifications, and editorial comments within posts. Unfortunately, Edit Flow is broken in a few places. I’ve been in touch (more…)
The WordPress.com VIP development team maintains some of the largest WordPress installations on the web, including Time, NBC Sports, TechCrunch, CNN and many others. Creating a proper development environment is crucial to serving clients who use WordPress on such a large scale, but it’s not very easy to set up. (more…)
For the past two years or so, Hotfix has been one of those essential WordPress plugins that many users have added immediately upon installation. This plugin was created by Mark Jaquith in early 2011 to provide early, automatic fixes for WordPress based on the version you’re using. He created it (more…)