WP Engine has revamped their user portal and is the first large partner to integrate Sidekick into its service. Sidekick provides WP Engine customers access to guided tours for understanding how different components of the User Portal work together. Sidekick is a product created by FlowPress to create interactive, narrated, (more…)

Create Your Own Custom Pointers in the WordPress Admin

Admin pointers were first added in WordPress 3.3 for the purpose of helping users discover and navigate new features in major releases. For example, when widgets were added to the customizer, an admin pointer displayed to highlight live widget previews on the themes page. The friendly pointers, when used sparingly, (more…)

WordPress Feature Plugin Planned to Improve Image Editing Experience

Some of the best collaborations and discussions happen at WordCamps. While attending the WordCamp Seattle contributor day last month, Siobhan McKeown, Mike Schroder, Morten Rand-Hendriksen, and Sonja Leix began some preliminary discussions on how they could improve the image editing experience in WordPress. The current state of WordPress image editing (more…)

WordPress 4.0 to Add Language Selection to Installation

WordPress 4.0 will be introducing some major internationalization improvements that will make it much easier to set up and use the software in languages other than English. A few weeks ago, WordPress lead developer Andrew Nacin published a plan with internationalization goals for 4.0. “Only 5%-10% of the world speaks (more…)