A few days ago, we published a list of plugins and services that can be used as alternatives to the modules shipped with Jetpack. While creating that post, it became obvious how much trouble it would be to avoid the convenience that Jetpack offers. Automattic employee Jeremy Herve, who works (more…)
Browsing ManageWP.org, I came across a submission that piqued my interests. George Kordas, an interactive designer and front end developer based in Melbourne, Australia, submitted a project to the creative social network Behance.net. WordPress Admin Theme Redesign is the name of the project and it shows a fresh new perspective (more…)
Twenty Fourteen is making its debut on WordPress.com today, a full 22 days ahead of the WordPress 3.8 target release date. The theme is now available for free to millions of WordPress.com users. Twenty Fourteen, designed by Takashi Irie, started out as the Further theme. Through contribution from many in (more…)
Join Marcus Couch as he talks with Doug Karr from CircuPress on Industry Night, Episode #1. The CircuPress plugin is one of the first of its kind to allow administrators the power to completely manage their email campaigns from within WordPress.
For years, I’ve been telling WordPress users that the day we can control when and where widgets are displayed is the day WordPress takes a huge leap forward. I always thought instead of having a WordPress theme with sidebars of widgets displayed on specific posts or pages that it would (more…)
Today WordPress.com announced that the platform now supports Markdown, the plain text to HTML conversion tool. The syntax was created to be easy to read and easy to write and is rapidly gaining momentum among online publishers. Support for Markdown has also been added to WordPress mobile apps, which will (more…)
WordPress 3.8 development is marching forward and we should see a beta very soon. Included in this upcoming release is Twenty Fourteen, a new WordPress default theme. Twenty Fourteen is a magazine / blogging style theme. As it is somewhat niche, there will still be room for Twenty Thirteen and (more…)
Yesterday John Blackbourn publicly released Query Monitor, a brand new debugging plugin for WordPress. Query Monitor gives developers an easy way to monitor database queries, hooks, conditionals, HTTP requests, query vars, environment, redirects, and more. The repository is trending on github today as more WordPress developers are discovering it. There (more…)
Join Marcus Couch for The Daily Plugin as we look at plugins for Google Conversion Tracking, Custom User Ordering, Custom Gallery layouts, Schema.org micro-data and a well done Social Icons plugin.
Jetpack is a plugin developed by Automattic, made up of a bunch of useful modules.. However, some of these modules require a connection to WordPress.com. You also can’t use one or two modules unless Jetpack as a whole is installed. I decided to challenge myself to see how many plugins (more…)
WordPress development company 10up announced today that it will be sponsoring a full-time contributor to the WordPress core. The company will be contributing the efforts of Helen Hou-Sandi, a 10up employee and guest committer to WordPress. Hou-Sandi is a leader in the community and has contributed heavily to the UI (more…)
Tamper-evident seals are common in the marketplace for physical goods. They instantly boost consumer confidence, because nobody wants to buy the peanut butter that has already been sniffed and tasted by a total stranger. Wouldn’t it be nice if there was an equally easy way to tell if WordPress files (more…)