Speed Up WordPress With Lazy Load for Videos

Embedded content with external requests can really slow a site down. This is especially true when the requests cannot be cached and the content would be impossible to host on your own domain, i.e. third party videos from Youtube and Vimeo. Calling external resources in these instances is unavoidable, but (more…)

New Plugin Adds Taxonomies to BuddyPress Groups

The groups component in BuddyPress allows members to create their own mini-social networks, each with its own homepage, activity stream, member directory and administrative panel. In networks where groups play a big part of the social activity, it becomes important to have a way to label or classify groups. When (more…)

New oEmbed Providers Coming in WordPress 4.0

WordPress 4.0 is on track to introduce several new oEmbed providers, according to the most recent core report from Mike Schroder. The following sites and services have been added to the whitelist of oEmbed providers: TED talks Mixcloud CollegeHumor.com Issuu Polldaddy’s short URL format YouTube playlist URLs The process of (more…)

Free Revisr Plugin Offers Git Management for WordPress

This month we featured a project called VersionPress that brings version control to WordPress, a concept that has many in the community excited. The VersionPress development team is seeking $30,000 in funding by the end of June in order to get it off the ground. However, they aren’t the only (more…)

PressNomics 2 Featured Image

Dates have been announced for the third annual PressNomics conference. Organized by Joshua and Sally Strebel of Pagely, PressNomics is a conference similar to a WordCamp but focuses exclusively on the business of WordPress and the economy surrounding it. The conference will take place January 22nd – 24th, 2015 in Tempe, (more…)