As was stated by Matt Mullenweg in his State Of The Word 2013 at WordCamp San Francisco, one of the goals for WordPress was to perform automatic updates similar to the Chrome browser. That is, perform automatic updates without breaking anything to the point where you don’t even know the (more…)
Dave Martin also known as Lessbloat has published the results from the Dashboard survey. There were 438 responses which is a good sample to start from but Dave mentions that the survey has biased results as most of the people who participated were developers. Knowing that the majority of responses (more…)
I’ve used the After The Deadline service for a long time. In fact, I think I’ve been using it ever since Automattic acquired it in 2009. I proofread almost every post before it’s published. However, I’ve recently been struck by the wording of the AtD prompt once I schedule or (more…)
Amidst all of the conversation taking place on improving the WordPress back-end user interface, there is now a public survey you are encouraged to participate in that will help determine how people use the dashboard and where improvements need to take place. The survey is only 5 questions long but (more…)
Automattic employee Isaac Keyet published an interesting tweet yesterday that showed off a WordPress.com Trophy case that was custom made. The trophy case displays all of your achievements on WordPress.com and looks like the following. I find this to be particularly interesting because I remember Toni Schneider saying in a (more…)
In one of the slides for Matt Mullenweg’s state of the WordPress Presentation at WordCamp San Francisco, there was a concept screenshot of the post writing panel. Some of those concepts can be viewed here with the discussion surrounding those designs found on the WordPress UI blog.
David and I have an intertwined past as it relates to WordPress. While I was getting my feet wet writing about the project, David already had a few years of experience writing about WordPress on BloggingPro. In fact, he has over 130 archived pages dedicated to his name on BloggingPro. (more…)
After a long, frustrating, development cycle, WordPress 3.6 Oscar is now available to the public. This release doesn’t have the Post Formats UI but it does contain a number of great features such as built-in video and audio support, a completely revamped UI for Post Revisions, 2013 Theme that utilizes (more…)
Reddit plays host to events called AMA or Ask Me Anything. In this instance, Matt Mullenweg participated in a version classified as IAmA.
With PostStat.us gaining traction and becoming a hub of activity within the WordPress community, I reached out to Ben Gillbanks, creator of WPVote.com to get his thoughts on why WPVote hasn’t really seen the same adoption even though it’s been around for three years and what his thoughts are on (more…)
While reading press releases about new WordPress services or plugins, I’ll occasionally discover that their website uses the full term of WordPress in their domain name. According to the domain policy, this is a violation of the WordPress trademark unless they have explicit permission. A couple days ago, I came (more…)
If you’re new to WordPress development and looking for a way to learn about the various filter hooks that reside within WordPress, you’ll want to bookmark and view the new Filters of The Day Website started by Drew Jaynes. The site publishes three WordPress filters a day with snippets of (more…)