The Widget Customizer plugin is now cleared for takeoff and will land in WordPress 3.9. During the core development meeting today, the plugin was approved to be merged into the WordPress trunk. The days of editing widgets blind will soon be over, as widget editing with live previews will now (more…)
As I was writing a post the other night, I mistakenly clicked the publish button thinking it would update the post. This sent me into panic mode. I watched the animated circle spinning endlessly as if it were laughing at me. Not knowing what to do, I clicked a few (more…)
You’ve probably heard the advice that you should delete old or unwanted plugins from your WordPress installation. Plugins are often on the forefront of WordPress housekeeping lists. This is probably due to the fact that on a normal WordPress site you’re usually running just one theme and then multiple, sometimes (more…)
On today’s Daily Plugin, Marcus Couch looks at plugins for Maps, Mobility, Menus, Money and Maintenance. Let’s get plugged in!
WiredTree, a webhosting company has become a WordCamp Pillar sponsor. The pillar sponsorship program is a package setup by WordCamp Central that enables businesses to sponsor multiple WordCamp events without having to go through the hassle of sponsoring them individually. WordCamp organizers will have a little less to worry about (more…)
Did you know that you can set up notifications for topics on WordPress.org? Sign in to your account and then navigate to your notifications by visiting: http://profiles.wordpress.org/username/profile/notifications/ Once you are there you can create new notifications by adding a search string for a topic that you’re interested in following. The (more…)
If you’re looking to learn more about running and maintaining your own membership site, this episode is for you! So sit back, grab a cold one and join me in my conversation with Dave Jackson from The School of Podcasting!
The folks at Site5 have just added a new theme to their growing collection of free WordPress themes. Moments is a new personal blogging theme that allows you to record your life with beautifully designed post formats. It also responds nicely to mobile devices. Features included in the Moments theme (more…)
The WordPress community is a vast ecosystem of websites, forums, blogs, social media, and everything inbetween. WordPress.org is not yet suited to handle a large userbase of groups with varied interests. I call areas of the community where these groups congregate, watering holes. One example of such a place is (more…)
A test environment for your WordPress site is an important part of being able to ensure smooth updates. It also allows you to test new plugins and themes without affecting visitors. However, creating an exact copy of your site in the same environment is no simple task. There are many (more…)
Good news for BuddyPress fans: The project now has wallpapers available for desktop and mobile devices. While viewing the official BuddyPress logos and fonts page, I noticed that there were no wallpapers like those that you can find on the WordPress Logos page. I decided to reproduce a few of (more…)
Marcus Couch looks at the newest plugins from the WordPress Plugin Repository. Plugins featured include a PayPal donation plugin, Admin notes in individual posts, User Profile Links, User Profile Meta, and a fun motivational plugin called WP Grass.