WordPress 4.2 on Track to Expand Core Support for Emoji

Emoji characters were born in Japan in the late 90’s but took nearly a decade to break into global usage. They entered popular culture full force when select emoji character sets were incorporated into Unicode in 2010. Since that time, emoji popularity has grown, and there’s no denying that they (more…)

The Dude: A Fun Alternative to Hello Dolly

This isn’t just a plugin, man. It’s The Dude, so that’s what you call it. That, or His Dudeness… Duder… or El Duderino, if, you know, you’re not into the whole brevity thing. It symbolizes the realization of an entire modern lazy hippie bowling amateur private investigator generation summed up (more…)

Job Titles Featured Image

Mario Peshev published a great article that looks at where the WordPress community stands on job titles and skills. Peshev explains why titles are out of control and how they don’t match their expected skill sets. The problem with a number of general titles is that they are overused and (more…)

WordCamp North Canton 2015 Featured Image

  Tickets are on sale for the 3rd annual, WordCamp North Canton, OH, May 8th-9th. Tickets are available for Friday and Saturday, Friday only, or Saturday only. Friday features a full day of learning split between entrepreneur and WordPress sessions. Saturday is a full day of WordPress sessions with breakfast (more…)

Mayer WordPress Theme is Now Open Source on GitHub

Tom McFarlin released his Mayer WordPress theme on GitHub today. The theme was designed with writers, bloggers, and authors in mind and was previously only available to WordPress.com users for $79. Mayer is unique in that it was created to get users writing immediately, without having a bunch settings pages (more…)

Rest API Primer Featured Image

In the past two years, there’s been a lot of discussion surrounding the WordPress REST API project. If you’re not familiar with it, Brian Krogsgard published a great article that explains what it is, how to get involved, and the possibilities it opens up to developers. Krogsgard believes the REST (more…)