Take the WordPress Contributor Experience Survey

If you’ve ever contributed to the WordPress project, whether through code, documentation, plugins and themes, speaking at a WordCamp, etc., your feedback is requested on the WordPress Contributor Experience Survey. Jen Mylo announced the survey today, noting that none of the questions are mandatory. One of the questions in the (more…)

New TinyMCE Dashicons In WordPress 3.9

Dashicons are what’s known as an icon font and were added to the core of WordPress with the release of 3.8. The icons are vector based so they can be as large or small as you want without losing quality. Plugin authors can use CSS, HTML, or a Glyph for (more…)

13 Vagrant Resources for WordPress Development

Vagrant is an open source tool that makes it easy to configure and distribute virtual development environments. The project was started in 2010 by Mitchell Hashimoto and John Bender who wanted to create a way to standardize development environments for teams. Vagrant was designed to put an end to the (more…)

WordPress 3.9 Featured Images

After the release of WordPress 3.9, I decided to help out in the support forums since they usually become busy soon after a release. Providing support in the WordPress.org forums gives you a clear indication on how well a release is being received and whether or not anything major broke. (more…)

WordPress 3.9 Featured Image

WordPress 3.9 “Smith” is now available, just four months after the release of 3.8. This release continues the strategy of developing features as plugins first. Widgets Customizer by Westonruter is the only plugin that was developed and merged into WordPress this time around. Much of the work in WordPress 3.9 is (more…)

WordPress 3.8.3 Fixed The Quick Draft Dashboard Widget

WordPress 3.8.3 was released today and fixes a pesky bug introduced in WordPress 3.8.2. As we reported a few days ago, one of the security fixes in 3.8.2 caused the Quick Draft dashboard widget to break. Auto-drafts created through the widget were not being promoted to draft status. When a (more…)

Monitor WordPress Download and Version Stats With WP Central

If you’re interested in WordPress project stats, WP Central has a collection of interactive visualizations for everything from download stats to version usage to internationalization. The site, created by WordPress contributor Marko Heijnen, has been in development for several months and is gradually adding more data. The homepage of the (more…)

WordPress.org Profile Redesign is Live

If you haven’t visited WordPress.org lately, the brand new design for profiles is a happy discovery. Last month, Jen Mylo let us know that the profiles were getting redesigned and relaunched with more data related to a user’s involvement with the WordPress project. The profile updates are now live with (more…)