Sarah Gooding

BuddyPress 2.0 Development Kicks Off, Release Set for Mid-April

BuddyPress 1.9.2 was released today. This maintenance release includes two important security fixes related to group creation. It also adds a few improvements to WordPress menus integration, bp-default theme switching and theme compatibility. Today is also the beginning of the BuddyPress 2.0 development cycle. The plugin’s core contributors have finalized (more…)

Widget Customizer Approved For WordPress 3.9

The Widget Customizer plugin is now cleared for takeoff and will land in WordPress 3.9. During the core development meeting today, the plugin was approved to be merged into the WordPress trunk. The days of editing widgets blind will soon be over, as widget editing with live previews will now (more…)

Why You Should Clean Out Your WordPress Themes Directory

You’ve probably heard the advice that you should delete old or unwanted plugins from your WordPress installation. Plugins are often on the forefront of WordPress housekeeping lists. This is probably due to the fact that on a normal WordPress site you’re usually running just one theme and then multiple, sometimes (more…)

How to Set Up Email Alerts For Topics on WordPress.org

Did you know that you can set up notifications for topics on WordPress.org? Sign in to your account and then navigate to your notifications by visiting: http://profiles.wordpress.org/username/profile/notifications/ Once you are there you can create new notifications by adding a search string for a topic that you’re interested in following. The (more…)

Gust Plugin Brings the Ghost Admin Panel Into WordPress

The Ghost open source blogging project had an interesting path to get to where it is today. John O’Nolan, the project’s creator, originally introduced the idea of his pure blogging platform as a “WordPress-lite fork.” After a great deal of deliberation, O’Nolan decided not to fork WordPress and instead opted (more…)