WPBeginner has launched a WordPress glossary filled with commonly used terms and phrases. It’s easy to forget that a lot of people have no idea what a sidebar, widget, or a shortcode is. Syed Balkhi, founder of WPBeginner.com, explains the idea came to him via an attendee at WordCamp Columbus (more…)
WordPress 3.8 RC1 was released today ahead of the hard freeze scheduled for Dec. 5th. Strangely, this coincides with an arctic cold front that will be sweeping across the US the very same day. In sending out 3.8 RC1, Matt Mullenweg said, “The focus is on identifying any major issues (more…)
Have you checked out the BuddyPress codex lately? It’s sporting a completely refreshed design and the content has been updated and expanded. For the longest time, one of the biggest complaints about BuddyPress was the lack of documentation. Earlier this year, BuddyPress developers @hnla and @mercime conducted a survey to (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.
Cory Miller of iThemes announced today that they have hired WordPress plugin developer and security expert Chris Wiegman. Wiegman is the author of the Better WP Security plugin, which has been downloaded more than 1.2 million times from WordPress.org. iThemes will be taking over ongoing development and maintenance of Wiegman’s (more…)
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.
If you didn’t already believe that WordPress can do almost anything, then you will now. The folks at AppPresser have released a video teaser, describing the WordPress-powered app builder they intend to release for iOS and Android. AppPresser will be the very first mobile app development framework for WordPress. Essentially, (more…)
Peter Schilling thinks so. With WordPress now 10 years old, used across multiple industries, and powering 20% of the web, Schilling thinks it’s time a WordPress certification be created. According to Schilling, if a certification was created and managed by Automattic, it would help decrease the number of clients getting (more…)
The WordPress Themes Directory currently hosts 2,140 themes, with 85,619,197 downloads and counting. No commercial theme shop can boast these kinds of numbers. The aggregate quality of themes listed here is second to none due to the strict theme guidelines and the dedicated Theme Review Team volunteers. Despite being the (more…)
WordPress Weekly returns this Friday with special guest Matt Mullenweg. The last time Matt appeared on WordPress Weekly was July 16th, 2010. Needless to say, we’ll have a lot of catching up to do. Among some of the topics I plan on discussing with Matt are: The plugins as features (more…)
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…)
The speaker schedule for WordSesh 2 has been published. The event begins Saturday, December 7, 2013. 00:00 – 24:00 UTC. If you don’t know how to convert your current time into UTC time, visit Worldtimeserver.com. WordSesh is the equivalent of a virtual WordCamp. Speakers from across the world will gather (more…)