How to Add Special Characters to WordPress Posts

Did you know that WordPress has built-in support for finding and using special characters in your content? This was news to me, after noticing a tweet from Mel Choyce, inquiring if anyone ever used the feature. The replies indicate that most have never used it. But what if that’s because (more…)

Where to Find BuddyPress Language Files

Did you know that BuddyPress can be used in different languages? It’s actually a very international community. Based on the results from a survey conducted in 2013, nearly 50% of BuddyPress sites are in languages other than English. With BuddyPress being used in so many different countries, it’s important to (more…)

Could WordPress Plugin Adoption Lower the Rate of Abandonment?

In light of recent events wherein WordPress.org plugin authors have been receiving suspicious requests for repository access, Mika Epstein posted a clarification on taking over plugins. The plugin team does not give out plugin author emails. Instead, the team acts as an intermediary to send the author an email, notifying (more…)

Sorbet: A Free WordPress Theme From Automattic

Sorbet is a beautiful responsive blogging theme with post formats on parade. The theme has been a big hit on WordPress.com ever since it was added at the end of January. This weekend Sorbet made its debut in the WordPress Themes Directory and is already a favorite, with more than (more…)