Communication Featured Image

One of the battles the WordPress.org project has faced since its inception is communication. Not just how much or how little but also the tools used to communicate. When I followed the development of WordPress with eagle eyes from 2008-2011, I used all of the communication channels that were available. (more…)

WordPress 3.8.1 was released today with more than 30 tickets resolved for this milestone. Automatic background updates will be gradually rolled out over the next 24 hours. One of the most notable fixes was switching Twitter oEmbed to SSL. Twitter changed its API, which broke Twitter oEmbed links across all (more…)

WordPress Front-end Editor Plugin Gets Major Updates

This week the WordPress Front-end Editor team posted its progress on the Make WordPress UI development blog. Front-end editing capabilities are being developed as a feature plugin and will hopefully be considered for inclusion in the core sometime this year. It currently looks a little something like this: The plugin (more…)

Tiny MCE 4.0 Featured Image

Andrew Ozz who is responsible for maintaining TinyMCE in WordPress has announced that TinyMCE 4.0 has been merged into core. The upgrade contains a number of changes including: New UI and UI API. New theme. Revamped events system/API. Better code quality, readability and build process. Lots of (inline) documentation. Overall (more…)

Tax Day Release: WordPress 3.9 to Drop on April 15

The date for the WordPress 3.9 release has now been set for April 15th, which coincides with tax day in the US. American developers may want to do their taxes early, because the 3.9 release schedule will be keeping everyone busy. Tentative dates for the 4.0 and 4.1 releases are (more…)

Official Git Mirror Now Available for WordPress Core Development Repository

Andrew Nacin announced official git mirrors for WordPress this afternoon on the WordPress make/core development blog. These are read-only mirrors that correspond to the WordPress core development SVN repository. Git mirrors are also now available for BuddyPress, bbPress, GlotPress and the old core.svn “build” repository: git clone git://develop.git.wordpress.org/ git clone (more…)

10 Free Chrome Extensions for WordPress Users

In December of 2013, w3schools reported that Chrome has captured 55.8 % of the global market share of top web browsers, with Firefox at 26.8% and IE coming in at 9.0%. With Chrome usage on the rise and now dominating the web, we’d like to highlight a few tools that (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…)

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…)