WordPress 4.2 is due to be shipped next week and includes a bunch of new features. Here's our round-up of what to expect in the new release, including screenshots and a bit of history behind the features-as-plugins.
Over the past couple of years writer Daniel Pataki has defended WordPress against criticism that it's slow, unreliable, unsafe and contains sub-par code. In today's post he plays devil's advocate and explores opportunities WordPress could take to raise the standard of its extended environment.
Can't decide on a WordPress theme to suit your website? Don't worry, we've got you covered. Check out this monster round up of the best of the best themes out there, listed by the most popular categories around.
In October we committed to contributing 2.5 full-time, dedicated support people to the WordPress Support Forums.
This was in response to WordPress co-founder Matt Mullenweg’s proposal that companies directly involved in WordPress should give back Five for the Future.
So we put a call out for friendly new people to join our support team, but unlike our regular crew these new people would hang out in the WordPress.org Support Forums all day, 40 hours minimum per week, helping folks out with anything and everything.
After initially trialling 12 people over a few weeks of intense training, we’re pleased to announce our WordPress Support Forums team.
Whether you’re just starting out with WordPress or you’ve been developing with it for some time, you’ll probably find that the resources out there to help you learn are pretty daunting. There are hundreds if not thousands of sites and blogs dedicated to sharing tips, tutorials, news and information about WordPress, and it’s not always easy to know which ones are the most reliable, up-to-date or relevant for you.
Finding the perfect free theme for your WordPress website doesn't have to be an impossible task. Let us walk you through everything you need to do.
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.
Updated Post Editor
TinyMCE, the software that powers the visual editor, has been updated to the latest version so the interface looks cleaner and less cluttered.