Sticky Posts Poll Featured Image

Sticky posts, introduced in WordPress 2.7, gives authors the ability to stick or feature posts to the front page. You’ll find the option in the publish meta box under the visibility section. I’ve rarely found a use for sticky posts on my personal site and WP Tavern. However, I realize (more…)

GravityView is Now Public on GitHub

Six months ago, Zack Katz and Luis Godinho launched GravityView, an app based on the popular Gravity Forms plugin. It uses the Gravity Forms API to display unique views of form data and entries on the frontend of WordPress. The main GravityView plugin is now public on GitHub for anyone (more…)

BuddyPress Breaks One-Day Download Record with 2.2.1 Release

The 2015 BuddyPress Survey is out on the heels of the 2.2.1 maintenance release. Yesterday, the plugin broke its one-day download record with more than 10,000 downloads in 24 hours. The #BuddyPress 2.2.1 release (just) set our record one-day download record of ~10,107. — Paul Gibbs (@pgibbs) February 19, 2015 (more…)

WordCamp San Francisco 2014 By Sheri Bigelow

WordPress 4.1.1 is available and fixes 21 bugs. According to Andrew Nacin who published the announcement, 4.1 was a smooth-sailing release and has been downloaded over 14 million times within the last two months. One of the bugs fixed is an issue where a tag and a category with the (more…)

Customizer Theme Switcher Approved for Merge Into WordPress 4.2

The Customizer Theme Switcher feature plugin was approved for merge today during the regularly scheduled WordPress core development meeting. Lead developers and contributors in attendance agreed that there are no major blocking issues. The Customizer Theme Switcher in WordPress 4.2 will make it possible for users to browse through themes (more…)

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…)