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WordPress trainer and coach, Bob Dunn, wants to know how you learn WordPress. Once the survey concludes, Dunn will publish the results in an infographic. With so many options available to learn WordPress, I’m interested to see which method comes out on top. I learned WordPress by trial and error (more…)

Shortcake Is Now a WordPress Feature Plugin

Shortcake, a plugin that adds a UI to make shortcodes more user friendly, is now an official WordPress feature plugin. The project is led by Daniel Bachhuber, currently the interim director of engineering at Fusion, the company where Shortcake originated. Contributors include Matthew Haines-Young and the folks at Human Made. (more…)

WP REST API Plugin Version 1.2 Released

The WordPress REST API plugin version 1.2 was released today after roughly nine months of development. Version 1.1 was released in June 2014 with the addition of taxonomies and terms routes and a focus on increasing test coverage for all endpoints. Version 1.2 has test coverage for taxonomies and terms (more…)

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Lasso is a new commercial plugin developed by Nick Haskins, founder of AESOP Story Engine, that adds a front-end editor to WordPress. After activating Lasso, users are greeted with an introduction that explains an article CSS class is needed. This class is typically used to house the content within a (more…)

Pakistan is Blocking Sites Hosted on WordPress.com

Local Pakistani news sources are reporting that the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has demanded that local internet service providers block access to WordPress.com. Traffic originating from all major Pakistani ISPs will not be able to view sites hosted on WordPress.com. Self-hosted WordPress sites currently remain unaffected. An anonymous source told (more…)

WordCamp London 2015 Contributor Day in Photos

WordCamp London 2015 kicked off this morning with Contributor Day. 100 attendees convened at the graduate center on Holloway Road for a full day of giving back to WordPress, BuddyPress, and GlotPress. Contributors wrote and tested patches, created documentation, answered support questions, and collaborated on marketing materials.

Slack Releases Standalone App For Windows

After months of requests, Slack has released a standalone app for Windows. Until now, those on Windows machines could only use Slack through a browser. The app is fast and provides a similar user experience to its Mac counterpart. It works on Windows 7 and above, including the Windows 10 (more…)