WordPress.com is passing milestones left and right. The site is now the 7th most trafficked website in the United States. This comes a month after WordPress.com slid into the #8 spot, passing Yahoo, Microsoft, Yelp, Pinterest, and Tumblr for a place in the top 10.
WordPress is getting its own style guide. Helen Hou-Sandí is working on a new plugin called WordPress Style Guide to serve as a reference for building WordPress admin UI components. This is very much a work in progress and its purpose will evolve, as Helen notes on the plugin’s github (more…)
When Tom McFarlin released his WordPress Plugin Boilerplate on github last November, he has no idea how many developers would jump on board to contribute to this open source learning resource. The plugin has received a ton of support from the community, including commits from more than 26 contributors. McFarlin (more…)
WordPress 3.7 has been released and the big news is that WordPress now has the ability to update itself. This begins a new era of automatic background updates for security and minor releases. Web hosts around the world have been eagerly awaiting this release and are cheering its arrival. The (more…)
If you run a local WordPress meetup, you’re invited to move it under the central WordPress account on meetup.com. Jen Mylo created a form where meetup coordinators can submit their meetup to be included. The awesome benefit is that WordPress will cover the meetup.com dues for your listing. Jen posted (more…)
I’ve long been a fan of WordPress developer Jeffrey Pearce, better known online as Jeffikus. He’s created several educational resources for WordPress over the past few years. Today he released Pulse on github. Pulse is an open source plugin that will help developers get started with Heartbeat API development.
Managed updates have always been one of the main selling points for WP Engine’s WordPress hosting packages. Customers have the luxury of never having to update their own sites because WP Engine keeps them on the cutting edge: We keep your site secure without you having to think about it. (more…)
David Bisset may have been the first person to coin the term “Armchair WordCampers”, referring to those who live vicariously through WordCamp attendees via Twitter. The concept sparked an idea for him and he decided to create WP Armchair for this very audience. His first version was actually created for (more…)
WordPress 3.7 should be arriving any day now. Everyone is excited about WordPress’ new ability to update itself for security and minor releases (and even themes and plugins, if you’re adventurous). The new password strength meter is highlighted on the About page for the release with a live demo that (more…)
If you want to grow in your BuddyPress skills, there’s a new book on the market that you’ll want to get your hands on. BuddyPress Theme Development has just hit Amazon. The digital version is out now and you’ll be able to get a printed copy on October 24th, 2013. (more…)
The first WordPress 3.7 Release Candidate was sent out into the wild last Friday. So far it’s been testing very well. The flagship feature of this release is the ability for WordPress to automatically update itself, as highlighted in the customary haiku: WordPress three seven A self-updating engine Lies beneath (more…)