Add Telegram to Jetpack Sharing Buttons

On December 17, telecommunications companies cut off access to WhatsApp in Brazil after the company did not comply with police wiretapping requests. Many of the app’s estimated 100 million users went in search of an alternative, landing on Telegram, WhatsApp’s rival messaging app. Telegram gained 5.7 million new users in (more…)

Pique: A Free Small Business Theme for WordPress

Most of the themes created by the professional design team at WordPress.com are geared towards bloggers. Business themes make up a much smaller segment of those designed in-house. That’s why the latest Pique theme is an unusual and exciting release. Although the theme was originally designed for coffee shops, it (more…)

10up Open Sources IE 8 and 9 Support for Flexbox

Frontend developers working with Flexbox no longer have to sacrifice support for older versions of IE. The folks at 10up have open sourced Flexibility, a polyfill that uses JavaScript to allow Flexbox to work with IE versions 8 and 9. “Unfortunately, Flexbox support wasn’t added to Internet Explorer until version (more…)

Milestone: WP Tavern Publishes its 30,000th Comment

When I founded WP Tavern in 2009, comments were an important part of the site’s initial success. After six years, the site has published its 30,000th comment. At a time where large websites such as Copyblogger and the Toronto Star are closing down comments in favor of social media, the (more…)

WordCamp Lahore, Pakistan Application Approved for 2016

Earlier this week we interviewed Muhammad Kashif about the phenomenal growth of the WordPress community in Pakistan. Kashif organizes the local Lahore meetup, which started with a few dozen attendees three months ago and grew to more than 500 this past weekend. His team has been working hard to bring (more…)

Reyl Lite: A Free Ultra Minimalist WordPress Theme

If you’re looking for a blog design that emphasizes the words of your content without a requirement for big, flashy featured images, Reyl Lite is a super minimalist option. It is one of the most bare bones blogging themes to hit WordPress.org in recent weeks. Throughout 2015, the single-column, centered (more…)