In Case You Missed It – Issue 12

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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.

A Primer on WordPress i18n

Carrie Dils has a great article that explains what i18n is and why it’s important. She provides steps for developers and translators and links to helpful tools. Be sure to check out the poster she created that contains all of the i18n functions in WordPress.

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WordPress i18n Functions

Searching Google for The Best CMS

Considering the strong leadership and userbase each project has, it’s possible this comic is accurately predicting the future.

Slides and Notes from Daniel Bachhuber’s Talk at WordCamp Europe

One of the most popular sessions at WordCamp Europe was Daniel Bachhuber’s talk entitled ‘My condolences, you’re now the maintainer of a popular open source project.’ In the presentation, Bachhuber describes the highs and lows of maintaining a popular open source project.

If you missed it, check out his slides and notes which pretty much match what he says in his session. Alternatively, you can watch the session via the recorded livestream of Track2.

An Hour of Crowd Noise from WordCamp Europe

If you want to feel like you’re in a large crowd, David Bisset has you covered. He’s published an hour long audio file on Soundcloud of the background noise at WordCamp Europe 2016. After listening to it for ten minutes, it reminds me of white noise which is what I use to help me sleep. This might explain why I feel tired all of a sudden.

Give 1.5 Released

The Give donation plugin is now at version 1.5. This release includes a number of new features including, drag and drop reordering of the payment gateway order, antispam through the use of a honeypot, and new tools to recalculate transactions.

The State of User Interfaces in Plugins

Caspar Hübinger shared his detailed thoughts on the state of user interfaces in WordPress plugins. “This article is about you if you are a person who develops, maintains, manages, or markets a WordPress plugin,” Hübinger says.

“If that is the case, this article contemplates your relationship to a person who uses your plugin on their website.”

The post compliments his presentation at WordCamp Europe 2016 on the same subject.

WPSiteSync for Content 1.0

The same folks behind ServerPress have developed and released a new WordPress plugin called WPSiteSync for Content. It allows you to sync content between WordPress sites without having to touch the database. Look for a detailed review of this plugin next week on the Tavern.

Optimizing Images Locally

On the imagely blog, Scott Wyden Kivowitz makes a case against using services or WordPress plugins to compress and optimize images. He ultimately suggests using JPEGMini and ImageOptim to optimize images locally before uploading them to WordPress.

Mendel Kurland Interviews Brian Krogsgard

Mendel Kurland, Godaddy’s evangelist, interviews Brian Krogsgard, founder of PostStatus at WordCamp Europe. In the interview, Krogsgard explains how he got involved with WordPress and the genesis behind PostStatus.

Wapuu on a Plane

I usually end each issue by featuring a Wapuu design. In this issue however, I came across some photos and video of Wapuu traveling by air. For those who don’t know, Wapuu is the unofficial mascot of the WordPress project.

Wapuu can get through airline security without a problem.

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