Delving into the intricacies of web accessibility can be like visiting a remote star system. Many of the terms and practices are unfamiliar to your average blogger or site owner. For this reason, accessibility is an often overlooked aspect of publishing content for the web. Fortunately, there are some experts (more…)
As is tradition on WordPress.com, it’s that time of year where they turn on the snow machine. In order to accomplish the same thing for a self hosted installation of WordPress, you’d need to use a plugin. Great news if you’re already using Jetpack! If you have Jetpack enabled on (more…)
Developed by George Stephanis, Add IDs to Header Tags is a WordPress plugin that adds an `id` attribute to header tags in posts. This enables users to deep-link into your content. This is especially helpful to those who consistently publish medium to long form articles.
I’ve always been one to seek out those small little bridges of technology that can connect WordPress to the rest of the world. Roost is a good candidate for anyone who would like to push their content to an audience without the restrictions of having an app made. So pull up a chair, grab a cold one and join me in my conversation with Tim Varner of Roost.
One of the most common complaints from users of the Jetpack plugin is not being able to easily disable or enable modules. A new plugin called Rocketeer developed by Brady Vercher hopes to solve this problem. Rocketeer creates an interface in the back-end of WordPress similar to the plugin management (more…)
You may have seen Cloudup links floating around here and there on Twitter. Though still in private beta, Cloudup now has expanded resources since being acquired by Automattic. In case you haven’t tried it yet, Cloudup allows you to easily share images, links, videos, code, documents and more. When you (more…)
It’s a phrase that’s all too common in open source software development, “iterate quickly, release often“. The idea that any time a bug is fixed or an improvement is made that those fixes should be pushed out immediately to the end-user. The process is wonderful for companies operating under the (more…)
WordPress Plugin authors like Evan Herman are my favorite kind of developers. He loves the WordPress community to a degree that when he gives his contact information, he always includes his WordPress.org user name! I would classify Evan as a “lunch bucket” type of developer. The kind of guy that (more…)
Jetpack 2.6 is now available. This release introduces Monitor, a brand new module for monitoring the uptime of your website. Do you flip your lid when you find out that your website has been down? Activating the Monitor module will help you to deal with downtime more expediently, because you’ll (more…)
Hopping back and forth between screens to edit and preview content will soon be a thing of the past. Many WordPress plugin developers have taken a shot at improving the editing experience and there’s even a team of core contributors working on a front-end editor for a future version of (more…)
Attention WordPress plugin developers! Here’s an opportunity to sharpen your skills. Back in April, Jon Cave created a learning exercise, asking developers to review an intentionally vulnerable plugin that he created. Cave loaded this plugin up with a range of common security vulnerabilities that you might find out in the (more…)
The WordPress admin is arranged to suit the general needs of most people who will be using it to publish content. Depending on the volume of content you’re creating and your habits in the admin, you may find that you have unique needs. Tom McFarlin released a plugin this weekend (more…)