In Case You Missed It – Issue 11

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There’s a lot of great WordPress content published in the community but not all of it is featured on the Tavern. This post is an assortment of items related to WordPress that caught my eye but didn’t make it into a full post.

Stay Out of My Admin Bar!

Earlier this year, I asked developers to please stop abusing admin notices. The requests continue as Cal Evans is asking developers to stop adding things to the WordPress admin bar. Based on the responses to his tweet, many are in agreement.

Thanking Theme Reviewers

Jose Castaneda, a volunteer admin on the Theme Review Team, published a short thank you post acknowledging all of the people who have reviewed a theme in the last week. This is a nice gesture as saying thank you can go a long way.

Thank you reviewers

Matt Medeiros Launches New Site and Podcast

Matt Medeiros, Founder of, has launched a new site called PluginTut where he publishes in-depth tutorials that guide users in properly installing and configuring plugins. Alongside PluginTut is PluggedInRadio, which features interviews with the developers of the plugins featured on the site.

Why PluginTut?

Watch Eric Meyer’s Keynote From WordCamp NEO

Sessions from WordCamp NEO are available for viewing on WordPress.TV. While there are a lot of great sessions that took place at the event, I highly encourage you to watch this keynote presentation by Eric Meyer on designing for real life. I have a feeling many web designers will come away with a new perspective on designing sites for clients.

How to Customize WordPress’ oEmbeded Content

oEmbeds in WordPress makes it easy to share content from whitelisted services but what if you want to modify its output? James DiGioia has a great tutorial on SitePoint that guides developers through the process of customizing oEmbed’s output using filters and actions.

Italy Wapuu!

In what is a traditional part of this series, I end each issue by featuring a Wapuu design. For those who don’t know, Wapuu is the unofficial mascot of the WordPress project. Since WordCamp Europe 2016 is taking place this weekend in Vienna, Austria, it’s only fitting that we give this spot to Italian Wapuu! Does anyone know why it has four legs, four arms, and two tails or is it about to be hugged by another Wapuu?

Italy Wapuu!
Italy Wapuu!

That’s it for issue eleven. If you recently discovered a cool resource or post related to WordPress, please share it with us in the comments.

8 responses to “In Case You Missed It – Issue 11”

  1. The Wapuu appears to be a play off of Leonardo Da Vinci’s famous anatomical sketch.

    BTW, thank you for publishing these posts. I don’t have time to follow everything that goes on the WP community and this is helpful for me to see what is going on and just take a closer look at things that really interest me.

    • It is definitely a recall to the Vitruvian man, the sketch that Da Vinci made after learning about the anatomical studies of the Roman architect Vitruvius

  2. Casper Hübinger of WP Rocket gave a very vivid talk on protecting the WordPress admin interface for plugin developers at WordCamp Europe yesterday.

    Here’s some highlights:

    WP Admin is not your private space. It is a shared apartment.

    Car windshields don’t display advertising.

    Don’t be the one to contribute to Notice Fatigue and Update Paranoia.

    The whole presentation should be up on at some point. Casper’s talk was the highlight of day one for me.

  3. Eric A Meyer – legend of a man.

    I look forward to seeing this talk. He completely changed my entire concept of front end UIs and readability over a decade ago. Glad to see him at a WC.

    Thanks for bringing this to the Tavern.


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