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WordPress 4.1 Released WordPress 4.1 “Dinah” is out and many a WordPress installation has updated, have you? If not, definitely consider it. If you update you’ll get a brand new theme that we talked about before, Twenty Fifteen. Default for the masses! Anyway, check it out and check out all of those involved. Over 280 this time. Three Tips for Writing Accessible Themes This is a great post for anyone currently or thinking about developing… Read more »

WordPress 4.1 Release Candidate Time to start kicking the tires folks. That’s right, the 4.1 Release Candidate is here. Either download or use the beta tester plugin to start rummaging through the update and making sure that your themes and plugins don’t break. Happy testing! Websites of Christmas Past, Present and Future This post from 24 Ways takes a look at the very first website, crafted in December of 1990 and dissects why it’s able… Read more »

Translation-ready – Carrie Dils As the usage of WordPress increases worldwide, so too does the call for better internationalization. Carrie Dils takes a look at things theme developers can be doing better to help folks who speak a different language. A Look Inside the Twenty Fifteen Theme We all know Twenty Fifteen is coming with WordPress 4.1 but what’s under the hood. Torque Mag goes over some of the new features as well as a… Read more »

WordPress Plugin Boilerplate Speeds Plugin Creation Tom McFarlin has done a great deal for the WordPress community via Tuts+, WordCamps, 8BIT, etc and now the WordPress Plugin Boilerplate is getting a nice little addition. While it wasn’t working at the time of this writing, the boilerplate has it’s own generator site. Just toss in some details and boom, get yourself the boilerplate. Why WordPress Agencies Should Support Community Projects Topher of XWP takes a look… Read more »

Four-Year Old Comment Security Bug Affects 86% of WordPress Sites Gah, 86% of WordPress sites might be vulnerable? That sounds bad, but that’s because it’s a bug in WordPress 3 sites which many people are still running because of no automatic update to 4.0. The bug allows for malicious JavaScript to be passed through post comments, so the key point here is, get current on your version because 4.0 is not susceptible to the bug…. Read more »

WP Slack Plugin Sends WordPress Triggers to Slack Slack has become increasingly popular and for pretty good reason. It connects to pretty much anything. The Slack plugin allows connectivity from your WordPress installation into your Slack feed, allowing you to send notices when a post is published along with many other integrations. Pretty cool if you’re a Slack user. WordPress 4.1 Beta 1 Available Now This last week at PHP World I joked with Konstantin… Read more »

The WhiP – WordPress Daily Newsletter While This Week In WordPress is only a weekly newsletter, WPMU Dev announced their daily newsletter The WhiP, this past week. If you’re looking for the latest WordPress news in an easily digestible format, subscribe to The WhiP today. 10Up – Engineering Best Practices This is a great resource for anyone looking to beef up their WordPress query knowledge. The best practices go over a host of items that… Read more »

Dawn Patrol – WordPress In The World Noel Tock shared his new labor of love this past week and explained that he hopes Dawn Patrol to be a look through the lens of WordPress communities around the world. Using Vimeo and Amara (a translation service) videos can be captured in any language with WordPress as the unifying theme. Pretty cool and looking forward to more. Startup Framework For WordPress A while back I discussed the… Read more »

WordCamp Shirts as Art This was pretty cool. Folks send in their WordCamp shirts and the shirt are stretched and placed on frame and hung up. Quite the collection of shirts from around the world! Introducing Reactor – Easily Create Apps From WordPress Everyone wants a plugin that makes mobile easier. Whether it’s responsive design or mobile apps, there didn’t really seem to be a “magic button” plugin that made mobile easy until I saw… Read more »

Maintainable WordPress Meta Boxes It’s been a while since we’ve featured a McFarlin files post, but Maintainable Meta Boxes is too good to not share. Here he gives a quick summary of the series he wrote on Tuts+. If you’re a plugin or theme developer these maintainable posts are pretty awesome. GIFDrop – The Magical GIF Plugin If you’ve seen the site GIPHY and thought, that’s a cool way to sort my GIF collection, it’s… Read more »