WordPress News

WordPress 3.6 Beta 1 Hits The Shelves

WordPress 3.6 Beta 1 has just arrived and is ready for testing. This exciting news means that we can expect the official WordPress 3.6 release very soon. If you are a WordPress plugin or theme developer, there’s no time to wait. Now is the time to make sure that your extensions are compatible with the upcoming 3.6 release.

What’s New and Exciting in WordPress 3.6?

The WordPress News blog announced the beta today with a summary of all the finalized features. Nothing else major will be added at this point.

Video and Status Post Formats in action, using Twenty Thirteen on WP 3.6

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How To Put Jetpack Into Development Mode for Local WordPress Installs

Jetpack doesn’t work unless it’s connected to WordPress.com. You may have run into this a time or two when attempting to work with Jetpack in a development environment. The latest 2.2.1 spring cleaning release of the plugin includes a massive number of bug fixes. It also introduces a very useful new feature: Development Mode.

Jetpack’s Development Mode allows you to use features that don’t require a connection to WordPress.com so that you can use them in testing. Activate it by adding this define to your wp-config.php file:

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define( 'JETPACK_DEV_DEBUG', true);
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WordPress.tv Needs You!

WordPress.tv has long been a great community resource for all WordPress related video.

That goes for screencasts, tutorials, guides, WordCamp presentations, and much more. At long last, they’ve turned to the community for help.

Yep! Now anybody can submit their WordPress screencasts, videos, interviews, reports, reviews and videocasts to WordPress.tv for the whole community learn and thrive from.

As with any good content aggregator, they’ve got some strict guidelines for quality control, but I think it’s a good thing.

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CISPA is Back: Protect Internet Freedom and Join the Protest on Your WordPress Blog

We defeated CISPA once before but it’s back and internet freedom is under attack again. The Internet Defense League is an online activist group that has organized to help defend internet freedoms and make people aware of bills that threaten your right to privacy. They’ve put together a “Cat Signal“, which coordinates a large number of websites to simultaneously display a notice to their users. This is done by embedding a bit of javascript on your site. When the Cat Signal goes out, your site is ready to join in the protest.

Get the Cat Signal

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WPMU DEV Nails the Mails with Help Scout

Not long ago at WPMU DEV, we found ourselves up the proverbial creek without a paddle. Well, we had a paddle, but it just wasn’t a very good one.

The problem was success. The paddle was gmail. The solution was Help Scout.

Check out the video and/or read on for how it panned out… there’s a special offer at the end.

The Problem – Awesomeness

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Preview The Secret New WordPress Admin Design

It’s about time that the WordPress Admin got some love! It was starting to look a little bit like the Velveteen Rabbit of the web. The good news is that the WordPress elves have secretly been hard at work designing a beautiful new update for the dashboard and we think you’re going to love it.

Hold on to your hats, folks! Here’s a sneak peek:

MP6: A Plugin to Break the wp-admin UI

MP6: A secret plugin currently suitable for only the most savvy WordPress ninjas

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WordPress 3.6 — What To Look Forward To

It has been almost three months since the release of WordPress 3.5 “Elvin” which brought many new features to the table, such as a revamped Media Manager and the elimination of Links Manager. That said, the roadmap for the release of version 3.6 has already been prepared, and in this article, we shall take a look at the new features and ideas that WP 3.6 is expected to bring to fruition.  

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