BuddyPress 1.9 is right around the corner and should be released in early November. The initiative to improve the BuddyPress codex has inspired a number of new pages and tutorials. Documentation leaders @hnla and @mercime have restructured the codex so that pages are not so deeply nested. They’ve also been (more…)
Looking for a quick and convenient way to add the ManageWP.org button to your WordPress site? If you’re using the Jetpack sharing module, the new ManageWP.org Sharing For Jetpack plugin will automatically add it for you. Plugin developer Jeremy Herve was inspired by Jeff’s recent tutorial, which includes a walkthrough (more…)
German WordPress developer Frank Bültge has spent many long hours creating a plugin that encapsulates more than a dozen enhancements often requested by multisite super admins. His Multisite Enhancements plugin has been hosted on github for some time, which made it rather obscure. WordPress plugins hosted on github are often (more…)
This week on WordPress Weekly, our special guest will be Cory Miller of iThemes.com. I first met Cory back in 2008 at WordCamp Dallas which was my first WordCamp event that I attended. At that time, iThemes was a brand new company looking to innovate the commercial WordPress theme space. (more…)
First off, happy Halloween to those that celebrate it! If you’re looking to add a bit of spookiness to your site, you should check out the DW Halloween plugin by the Designwall Team. This plugin adds a custom post type called Pumkins. There are seven different flying pumpkins to choose (more…)
At a local WordPress meetup I attended, an attendee asked what would be the best way to show videos on their site? We dismissed using YouTube because when the video ends, it would most likely show video suggestions that had nothing to do with the topic at hand. We recommended (more…)
Fifteen years ago, I was living life as a teenager. I didn’t play sports in high school nor did the typical things high school kids do. Instead, I was a computer junky or a nerd as some people called me. I had my very own computer handed down to me (more…)
WPTavern was founded in 2008 and since that time, we’ve published close to 1,500 articles discussing all things WordPress. I’ve made it a habit to use the logo of any site I link to, as the first image presented in the article. After five years, the WPTavern media library is (more…)
WPLift.com has published a cool post that looks into the dark economy surrounding WordPress. That is, those who use WordPress in nefarious ways for profit. Examples include spammers, those who buy automated blog comments, hackers, and the unethical practice of reselling GPL products using trademarks and branding.
WordPress.com is passing milestones left and right. The site is now the 7th most trafficked website in the United States. This comes a month after WordPress.com slid into the #8 spot, passing Yahoo, Microsoft, Yelp, Pinterest, and Tumblr for a place in the top 10.
WordPress versions 3.7 and 3.8 have been under simultaneous development. This is the first time the project has undergone a tandem release cycle and the results so far have been very positive. The project’s momentum is at an all time high with a successful 3.7 release and some exciting core (more…)
Most WordPress maintenance releases are nothing to write home about, but WordPress 3.7.1 is one for the history books. This is the first maintenance release where users don’t have to lift a finger to get their sites upgraded. Sites already running WordPress 3.7 will soon be automatically upgraded to the (more…)