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Featured Plugin Development Looks Dead

Released in late 2013, WordPress 3.8 was packed with new features including, a new theme browser experience, widgets area chooser, and a redesign of the backend. It’s also the first release to include a feature using a new formal development process called¬†features-as-plugins first. The backend redesign started off as a (more…)

WordPress 3.8 “Parker” has been released, named for jazz artist Charlie Parker. Version 3.8 has been in the oven for 49 days. This marks the second release that contains features that started off as plugins first, a development practice we’ve covered on WPTavern at great length. It’s important to note (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…)

Earlier today, I read an article that took all of the hard work volunteers completed for inclusion into WordPress 3.8 and flushed it down the toilet. The main reason for their criticism is that WordPress is boring. The software is not changing enough to keep pace with competitors such as (more…)

Created by Tung Do of DevPress, DP Dashboard is a plugin that transforms the back-end of WordPress into something that is supposed to be simpler, modern, clutter-free, productive and an enjoyable experience. For me however, I preferred the experience of MP6. Instead of writing a lengthy review, I’m going to (more…)

Your experience in the WordPress media library is about to get a whole lot better. Very soon you’ll have the option to display media items in a grid view. An exciting project to enhance the media library is well underway and will eventually be added to the WordPress core. The (more…)

The following plugins have either been recently updated or have an update pending. I use all three and know a bunch of other people who use them as well. Jetpack 2.4 in combination with Photon is causing problems on certain websites where images are showing at their full size instead (more…)