HeroPress Publishes Essays From 18 Countries in its First Year

HeroPress.com, where inspirational essays are published each week from people across the world is one year old. In a post celebrating the milestone, Topher DeRosia highlights some of the site’s accomplishments throughout 2015. Authors from eighteen countries have published essays including, Lebanon, Nepal, New Zealand, Nigeria, and more. There are (more…)

Add Child Theme Support to Any WordPress Theme

If you’re a developer, you may take for granted how easy it is for you to create a child theme for storing customizations separate from the parent theme. This one seemingly simple task can pose a significant hurdle for your average WordPress user. Without understanding the best practice of creating (more…)

Take the Mental Health in Tech 2016 Survey

Ed Finkler is on a mission to raise mental health awareness in the tech community with his Open Source Mental Illness (OSMI) campaign. In 2013 Finkler started speaking at conferences and gathering information on mental health in the tech workplace. His goal is to provide resources and documentation that companies (more…)

Get Your Widgets Ready for WordPress 4.5

WordPress 4.5 is right around the corner with the first release candidate now available for download. It includes 49 changes from the last beta – improvements to the new custom logo feature, a minor update to jQuery, updates to inline documentation, and fixes for various small bugs. The upcoming release (more…)

Restrict BuddyPress Signups by Email Domain

Spam is one of the most discouraging things about managing a BuddyPress-powered social network. Since WordPress itself is already a magnet for spam signups and comments, BuddyPress is subject to the same and then some. With an ordinary WordPress site you can block most of it fairly well, but with (more…)

GitHub Issue and Pull Request Templates: Choose Your Own Adventure

Last month GitHub introduced issue and pull request templates in response to the “Dear GitHub” letter of complaints from open source project maintainers. The new templates let maintainers streamline contributions to be more structured and meaningful for the project. Creating issue and pull request templates could be a boring addition (more…)