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…)

Restore Lost Functionality Featured Image

Over time, features and user interface elements in WordPress are removed or hidden from view. This generally occurs after a significant amount of discussion. Since WordPress is used by so many people, even a small percentage of users who depend on those features is a significant amount. Thankfully in most (more…)