Sarah Gooding

WP Caregiver: 30+ WordPress Tweaks in 1 Convenient Plugin

WP Caregiver is a hidden gem of a plugin that arrived in the WordPress repository nearly six months ago. The plugin was recently featured on Tidy Repo, a site dedicated to testing and curating WordPress plugins. Surprisingly, it has only received a handful of downloads, though it has the potential (more…)

Automatically Compress PNG Images in WordPress

PNG image files can be bulky and often have file sizes 5-10 times larger than JPG images. However, there are certain situations where using a PNG might be preferable, such as when you need lossless compression of larger images or want to maintain alpha transparency. PNGs can also handle more (more…)

How To Self-Publish a Book With WordPress

You might be under the false assumption that “real books” aren’t self-published. Back in the day, self-publishing was considered to be on par with vanity publishing, the dead end route whereby authors pay to have their works published. The dawn of the digital era and the proliferation of electronic reading (more…)

WordCamp Miami to Celebrate 5th Anniversary in May 2014

David Bisset has been organizing WordCamp Miami for the past five years. That’s a long time in WordPress years! WordCamp Miami will celebrate its five year anniversary May 23-25, 2014. The first WordCamp Miami was held in 2010, spreading the phenomenon of WordCamps to one of the largest metropolitan areas (more…)

22 Beautiful Free WordPress Themes From 2013

2013 was an excellent year for finding beautiful themes in the official WordPress Themes Directory. The Theme Review Team has been breaking all kinds of records lately, averaging more than 80 new themes approved per month, according to Chip Bennett. With so many themes available, it can be difficult to (more…)

WordCamp San Francisco

We’re entering the time of year when everyone opens their calendars and starts planning for the new year. The dates for WordCamp San Francisco 2014 were just announced this week to be set for October 25-26. The dates and times for pre and post-WordCamp events have not yet been decided, (more…)

An Alternative Admin Interface for WordPress 3.8

By and large, most WordPress users are in love with the new admin interface. However, there are some who have been resistant to the changes in the design, as evidenced by the creation of the wp-admin classic, a plugin that actually goes so far as to conjure up the old, (more…)