WordPress 3.8 “Parker” has been released, named for jazz artist Charlie Parker. Version 3.8 has been in the oven for 49 days. This marks the second release that contains features that started off as plugins first, a development practice we’ve covered on WPTavern at great length. It’s important to note (more…)
Back in June, 2013 WPEngine participated in a session at WordCamp Chicago that was filled with WordPress statistics and trends. The results from that survey have now been published as an infographic. I think the most impressive stat is that there is one WordPress site for every 101 people in (more…)
Collis Ta’eed, CEO of Envato, has published a wrap up of what the company accomplished during 2013. Alongside some big numbers, Collis reflects on the past seven years of Envato’s existence. “When I look back at the seven years of Envato’s life so far, I certainly underestimated what this company (more…)
Jetpack 2.7 was released today, featuring Google+ support for Publicize, which enables you to shoot posts straight to G+ after you publish them. However, the Jetpack team has packed more into this release than they let on in the announcement. Here’s a quick overview of the major enhancements and bug (more…)
WordPress documentation is about to improve by leaps and bounds. At the moment, trying to get involved contributing to documentation can be quite confusing. Unless you know the current docs inside and out, it’s not easy to find gaps or missing pieces that need attention. That’s where an issues tracker (more…)
The WordPress StackExchange community is currently voting on ads to display in the sidebar of its forums for 2014. Every year the Community Promotion Ads are reset in December. These ads serve to promote anything that the community deems to be important. Usually, the ads are dedicated to promoting information (more…)
On tonight’s show we’re engaged in conversation with Pippin Willamson, developer of many notable plugins including Easy Digital Downloads. Along with his co-host Brad Touesnard, Pippin produces one of my favorite WordPress Development podcasts, Apply Filters.
Have you ever wished for a better way to navigate pages in the WordPress admin? The UI for hierarchical content makes it difficult to understand the organization of pages and custom post types at a glance. Inspired by the column view in the OS X Finder, Alex King and the (more…)
A few months ago, I had the privilege to attend WordCamp Grand Rapids. At the event, I obtained a ServerPress.com branded USB stick. Little did I know that this was no ordinary USB drive.
Google Glass hasn’t even launched yet and it already has a WordPress plugin. The folks at Weber Shandwick, a PR and communications firm, have developed the first WordPress plugin that interfaces with Google Glass to publish content. wpForGlass is currently operated by touch, although the creators plan to add voice (more…)
One of the most popular modules used within Jetpack is Stats. This module replaces the stand-alone plugin formerly known as WordPress.com Stats. Unfortunately, the most recent update to Jetpack has temporarily broken the Stats dashboard widget. I’ve routinely seen the error message that is shown in the image above but (more…)
The WordPress Plugin Boilerplate is a popular tool for getting started with plugin development. Many top-notch WordPress developers have contributed to the boilerplate and the 2.6.0 release of the plugin provided a major update. Using the plugin boilerplate as a starting place for plugin creation, a developer can quickly whip (more…)