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About a month back, Matt Mullenweg proposed that companies directly involved in WordPress should contribute “Five for the Future,” specifically that they:
…Should dedicate 5% of their people to working on something to do with core — be it development, documentation, security, support forums, theme reviews, training, testing, translation or whatever it might be that helps move WordPress mission forward.
Well, for once, I find myself in total agreement, and here’s how we’d like to make that commitment.
Supporting the WordPress.org Support Forums
WordPress.org or WordPress.com? If you’re new to WordPress, it’s a common question and often one that needs a little explanation since the two get confused.
In this post we’ll compare the two and look at their pros and cons. We’ll explore:
The differences between WordPress.org and WordPress.com
Compare each of their:
Freedoms and limitations
Maintenance and development
How to decide between WordPress.org and WordPress.com
What is WordPress.org?
WordPress is open source blogging/CMS software that powers 22 per cent of the web, including this one.
The latest version of WordPress has been released.
Named “Smith” in honor of jazz organist Jimmy Smith, WordPress 3.9 aims to “close the gap” between what you see when creating posts in the backend of WordPress and what you see published on your site.
This release includes a raft of improvements that build on features in previous versions of WordPress, including quick image editing, the ability to drag and drop images directly into the visual editor, gallery previews, audio and video playlists, live widget and header previews and a new theme browsing experience.
If you run the bleeding edge nightly installs of WordPress, you would have updated to version 3.9 Beta 1 this week.
If you don’t run the nightlies, you’re missing out on some fantastic new features.
Post editor updates, live widget previews and the ability to drag and drop images directly into the visual editor are just some of the neat new features in this release, which is due out next month.
In a recent review of WordPress’ latest default theme, WPMU DEV’s Chris Knowles called Twenty Fourteen a “flawed beauty.”
In that article, Chris recommended a number of potential improvements, and together we’ve put together this ultimate guide to addressing those flaws.
And what’s more, these tips and techniques can be used in practically any WordPress theme.
So, break out the cape, fire up your favorite editor, and give Twenty Fourteen a superhero makeover.
Another week, another set of plans for a new WordPress release and another massive anti-climax.
Yet more confirmation that while Medium is reinventing how we publish online, people are freaking out about Ghost purely because it offers a nice, simple experience and third party platforms like Squarespace are ripping it up… WordPress continues to persist with an interface that looks like a database application from 2005, with some quasi-modern color changes.
Sure, WP may be powering 20% of the web and growing, but it’s standing still. Maneuvering more like an ocean liner than a zippy yacht.
The features set to make it into WordPress 3.8 were decided during an epic three-hour IRC meeting, during which team leaders ran their proposals past WordPress co-founder Matt Mullenweg.
The plugins given the greenlight include: MP6 (a visual overhaul of the admin area), DASH (a redesign of the dashboard landing page), THX38 (a reimagining of the theme installation experience) and Widgets Area Chooser (a redesign of the widgets area interface).
Unlike previous versions of WordPress, all of the features planned for 3.8 are being developed and tested first at standalone plugins before they are integrated in core.
Four plugins are vying for inclusion in WordPress 3.8, which is due out in early December.
The contenders include: MP6 (a visual overhaul of the admin area), DASH (a redesign of the dashboard landing page), THX38 (a reimagining of the theme installation experience) and Omnisearch/Global Admin Search (merges the various admin search forms into one).
Unlike previous versions of WordPress, development of WordPress 3.8 began in tandem with 3.7. This will also be the first release where each of its major features have been developed first as stand-alone plugins before their integration in core.
WordPress 3.7 has dropped.
Mullenweg said version 3.7 featured “some of the most important architectural updates we’ve made to date.”