Adam Whitcroft has released a 300 icon kit for web and user interface design called Batch. Each icon is a single Photoshop layer making blend modes and scaling a breeze. According to the license, WordPress theme or plugin authors should be able to use these in their works: You are (more…) has a list of things that WordPress developers will need to know about concerning WordPress 3.5. However, end users are able to pick up a few things as well, especially the part about settings changes. According to the site, the admin page dedicated to Privacy settings has disappeared. The (more…)

Over on the Automattic Theme team blog, Michelle Langston has published a great primer on distributing themes whether they be free or commercially based. Besides the tips offered for distribution, the tutorial also covers a number of things all theme authors should consider doing before releasing there theme into the (more…)

For those of you looking for in-depth reviews of both paid and free WordPress plugins, you may want to add to your feedreader or bookmarks. The site is brand new and so far, features three different plugin reviews. From what I’ve read thus far, Adela does a good job (more…)

It looks like after three years since the discussion took place on the WPTavern forums regarding the standardization of theme hooks, Doug Stewart has decided to put together a Theme Hook Alliance project to get theme authors all on the same page. Child theme authors and plugin developers need a (more…)

Adam Burucus has published his overview of three different WordPress plugins that can be used to monitor a websites up-time. It seems to me that Pingdom is the most popular player in this market based on their history and how many major websites I’ve seen mention their service. At least (more…)

Short post on how WordPress changed the career of Eric Karkovack. I imagine similar designers/developers feel the same way he does. Of course, WordPress isn’t the only powerful CMS out there. You may enjoy working with different platforms. No matter what you’re using to build websites, the modern tools we (more…)

If you’re tired of uploading WP-Config.php after each change you make, consider using a brand new plugin by Dgwyer called Config Constants. It currently has support for nine commonly used constants with more possibly being added in the future. While the plugin does not actively add constants to WP-Config.php, it provides (more…)

When performing a search on the Codex, you’re presented with a slew of search results. However, not all of those results are within the Codex. The search portion of the Codex is powered by a Google custom search box which not only presents results from within the Codex, but from (more…)

First off, I want to offer my sincere apologies to the WordPress Foundation. In a previous article, I incorrectly labeled the foundation as harming WordCamps. My main gripe was with the fact that some WordCamp organizers were being denied the ability to have high sponsorship caps and thus, it sometimes (more…)