How to Change BuddyPress Profile Field Visibility Settings

Profile field visibility settings were added to BuddyPress in version 1.6 in order to address a popular request for profile privacy. The settings had remained the same up until the recent 2.0 release. Field visibility settings were previously tacked onto each field in the profile editing screens. BuddyPress project lead (more…)

WordPress Weekly Featured Image

In this episode of WordPress Weekly, I sat down with Japh Thompson to discuss his experience working at Envato for the past four years. Thompson worked in support before becoming the WordPress Evangelist for ThemeForest. In the interview, we learned what it was like to be a liaison between a (more…)

How to Repair a Crashed WordPress Posts Table

Every now and then the WordPress posts table will crash and screw up your website. Why does this happen? It’s not always clear how tables get corrupted, although it can usually be attributed to an unexpected event, such as the MySQL server or the server host getting killed in the (more…)

WordPress Code Reference is Now Live

Siobhan McKeown announced that the first version of the WordPress Code Reference is now live. It’s still in the very early stages of development but is now out in the wild so that people can help contribute. Go try it out to see how easy it is to search the (more…)

View More Themes in the WordPress Theme Browser

WordPress 3.9 brought a huge improvement to the WordPress theme browsing experience. By default, the new browser shows large preview images of themes with indicators for the ones you already have installed. It also allows for better filtering and exploring of featured and popular items. These updates to the theme (more…)

Take the WordPress Contributor Experience Survey

If you’ve ever contributed to the WordPress project, whether through code, documentation, plugins and themes, speaking at a WordCamp, etc., your feedback is requested on the WordPress Contributor Experience Survey. Jen Mylo announced the survey today, noting that none of the questions are mandatory. One of the questions in the (more…)