Restore Lost Functionality Featured Image

Over time, features and user interface elements in WordPress are removed or hidden from view. This generally occurs after a significant amount of discussion. Since WordPress is used by so many people, even a small percentage of users who depend on those features is a significant amount. Thankfully in most (more…)

Comment Approved Plugin Featured Image

Since enabling comment moderation on the Tavern, I’ve discovered that WordPress does not notify commenters when their comments are approved. On the Tavern, I’m using the Comment Approved plugin by Niels van Renselaar. It allows me to create a custom notification message that is sent when a comment is approved. (more…)

Post By Email Featured Image

It’s that time of year again. The process of finding mentors, projects, and students is underway for the 2014 edition of the Google Summer of Code. One of the successful projects from last years event is the Post by Email plugin by Kat Hagan. The plugin was supposed to replace (more…)

Post Formats UI Featured Image

No, Post Formats haven’t gone anywhere but theme support and their use appear to be waning. Joyce Grace over at ManageWP.com has published a great article that explores some possibilities as to why the feature is not being used, why we might see the feature make a comeback, and the (more…)

Rocketgenius, the team behind GravityForms has announced the release of GravitfyForms 1.8 Beta 1. This is a big release as 1.8 contains a number of features such as: Support for the Heartbeat API Integration with the Trash component of WordPress Multi-file uploading Form scheduling Form Sorting WordPress Multisite (Gravity Forms (more…)

Back in June, I reviewed an experimental plugin by Christopher Finke called Inline Preview. Since that post was published, Christopher has made a number of improvements to the plugin. Now when you publish a post, the WP Admin slides to the left with a shadow bar in the middle, and (more…)

Everyone has an opinion as to what WordPress needs and Dev4Press recently shared theirs on what they believe WordPress needs with regards to features. Any time I read a post like this, it’s as if I can hear the core team in my head yelling out “patches welcome“. But you (more…)