There are quite a few Ghost fanboys and fangirls in the WordPress community who are attracted to its content editor because of how well it minimizes disruptions in the writing flow. The side-by-side preview eliminates the need to switch back and forth between screens to check formatting in the preview. (more…)
Font Awesome is an icon font comprised of 369 scalable vectors that can be customized via CSS to change the size, color, add drop shadows, adjust opacity, etc. Though originally designed for Twitter Bootstrap, the font is available for use within any project. These icons have fewer compatibility issues because (more…)
A knowledge base is one of the best ways to organize information spanning many topics and categories. It’s also useful for providing a first line of support for a product or service. WP Knowledge Base is a new free WordPress theme that lets you quickly set up a multi-product knowledge (more…)
WordCamp Dayton, Ohio being held on March 7th-8th 2014, has asked for speakers. If you’re interested in speaking at the two day event, you’re encouraged to submit your presentation for review. The event will take place on a Friday and Saturday. Friday March 7th, will be hands-on training, a refresher (more…)
Delving into the intricacies of web accessibility can be like visiting a remote star system. Many of the terms and practices are unfamiliar to your average blogger or site owner. For this reason, accessibility is an often overlooked aspect of publishing content for the web. Fortunately, there are some experts (more…)
As is tradition on WordPress.com, it’s that time of year where they turn on the snow machine. In order to accomplish the same thing for a self hosted installation of WordPress, you’d need to use a plugin. Great news if you’re already using Jetpack! If you have Jetpack enabled on (more…)
WPBeginner has launched a WordPress glossary filled with commonly used terms and phrases. It’s easy to forget that a lot of people have no idea what a sidebar, widget, or a shortcode is. Syed Balkhi, founder of WPBeginner.com, explains the idea came to him via an attendee at WordCamp Columbus (more…)
WordPress 3.8 RC1 was released today ahead of the hard freeze scheduled for Dec. 5th. Strangely, this coincides with an arctic cold front that will be sweeping across the US the very same day. In sending out 3.8 RC1, Matt Mullenweg said, “The focus is on identifying any major issues (more…)
Have you checked out the BuddyPress codex lately? It’s sporting a completely refreshed design and the content has been updated and expanded. For the longest time, one of the biggest complaints about BuddyPress was the lack of documentation. Earlier this year, BuddyPress developers @hnla and @mercime conducted a survey to (more…)
Developed by George Stephanis, Add IDs to Header Tags is a WordPress plugin that adds an `id` attribute to header tags in posts. This enables users to deep-link into your content. This is especially helpful to those who consistently publish medium to long form articles.
Cory Miller of iThemes announced today that they have hired WordPress plugin developer and security expert Chris Wiegman. Wiegman is the author of the Better WP Security plugin, which has been downloaded more than 1.2 million times from WordPress.org. iThemes will be taking over ongoing development and maintenance of Wiegman’s (more…)
I’ve always been one to seek out those small little bridges of technology that can connect WordPress to the rest of the world. Roost is a good candidate for anyone who would like to push their content to an audience without the restrictions of having an app made. So pull up a chair, grab a cold one and join me in my conversation with Tim Varner of Roost.