Menu Customizer Now in Development for WordPress 4.2

WordPress 4.1 was released just yesterday, but core contributors are already planning and working towards 4.2. The Menu Customizer feature plugin is back in development and contributors are hoping to have it ready for inclusion in 4.2. Nick Halsey, who originally started the Menu Customizer work as part of his (more…)

WordSesh 3 Featured Image

WordSesh, the 24 hour virtual WordCamp, begins tonight at 7PM EST when one session per hour for 24 hours straight will stream live on the WordSesh homepage. It’s free to attend with sessions covering a wide range of topics including, WordPress performance, WooCommerce, and business advice. Take a look at (more…)

WordPress Weekly Featured Image

In this episode of WordPress Weekly, Marcus Couch and I discuss a number of topics. We give you a heads up on the latest round of attacks taking advantage of vulnerabilities in the Revolution Slider plugin. We congratulate John James Jacoby on successfully reaching his crowdfunding goal. We talk about (more…)

Concept Image Shows Redesign of Drupal.org User Profiles

Open source projects rely on contributions from both paid and non-paid volunteers. As a project gets larger, there are more ways to contribute. Displaying a user’s contributions is a great way to show off a person’s impact to the project. Like WordPress, Drupal.org provides a profile page for registered users. (more…)

Export Your WordPress Blog to Jekyll with One Click

Jekyll fans are fond of the Ruby-powered static blogging software due to its ease of use and support for Markdown and the Liquid templating engine. With no database to maintain and no comments to moderate, Jekyll radically simplifies blogging. It’s also the software that powers blogging on Github Pages. Moving (more…)

WordPress 4.1 "Dinah" Released

After nearly four months of development, WordPress 4.1 “Dinah” in honor of jazz singer Dinah Washington, is available for download. Led by John Blackbourn, 4.1 contains several improvements such as a new default theme, an improved distraction free writing experience, and plugin recommendations. Twenty Fifteen Twenty Fifteen is a two-column (more…)

Intergalactic: A Bold Free WordPress Theme from Automattic

Despite a global decrease in public funding for space programs, humans are still reaching for the last frontier through film, music, and even design. Automattic’s latest free theme release on WordPress.org is a bold new take on the space motif. Intergalactic features strong typography with post titles overlaying full-width featured (more…)

Heartbeat Control Featured Image

The WordPress Heartbeat API, introduced in WordPress 3.6, simulates a pulse and is responsible for revision tracking, session management, and more. The pulse is around 98 Bytes in size, but it can cause performance issues in certain situations. If you’ve been notified by your webhost that your account is using (more…)

Manage WP Plugin Discovery Featured Image

The WordPress plugin directory has nearly 35k plugins and discovering new ones that have been tested and downloaded a few thousand times is difficult. Users can browse the directory for newest, recently updated, most popular, and highest rated plugins. With the exception of the recently updated category, there’s no way (more…)