Jeff Chandler

Post oEmbed Feature Image

For the last six years, WordPress has been an oEmbed consumer, adding support for services with nearly every major release since 2.9. In WordPress 4.4, it switches roles and is an oEmbed provider. Proposed by Pascal Birchler earlier this year, oEmbeds for posts streamlines how they’re shared across the web. (more…)

Orioan Dashboard Featured Image

If you use ManageWP, you may have noticed a new dashboard design. That’s because the company released Orion, a completely redesigned dashboard for managing sites. To give users a chance to alter workflows and explore the Orion dashboard, ManageWP linked the original dashboard to Orion. Actions performed in one dashboard (more…)

Version Control Featured Image

VersionPress, a version control plugin for WordPress, has raised $400K in seed funding from five investors, led by Credo Ventures based in Prague. In July of 2014, VersionPress conducted a crowdfunding campaign to raise $30K. However, the team raised only 45% of the $30,000 funding goal. The team pressed on (more…)

WordPress 4.4 Beta 1 Released

After more than eight weeks in development, WordPress 4.4. beta 1 is available for testing. With over 1,600 commits since WordPress 4.3’s release, it’s important that 4.4 be tested by as many people as possible. Commits are bug fixes, additional functions or filters, new features, corrected typos, and anything inbetween. (more…)

WordPress Weekly Featured Image

In this time travel inspired episode of WordPress Weekly, Marcus Couch and I catch you up on the news of the week. I start the show by sharing my experience attending the first WordCamp Hampton Roads in Virginia Beach, VA. While in Virginia Beach, I visited and worked from the (more…)

Deprecate Theme Title Featured Image

A year after WordPress 4.1 introduced a new way to display titles in themes, WordPress 4.4 will deprecate wp_title(). With the change, plugin authors will be able to check for theme support and use a few new filters to manipulate the title. The new filters are as follows: ‘pre_get_document_title’ short-circuits (more…)