Hi everyone – another week has flown past – hope everyone has recovered from all the partying around the world for WordPress’ 10th birthday!
I have reformatted the news this week so its more compact and hopefully easier to scan and jump into the links you would like to read.
This is our (sort of ) weekly WordPress news roundup post, you can view previous news roundups on this tag. I also post frequent WordPress links on Twitter all week, follow WPLIft here if you are on Twitter. Our facebook page is growing nicely with over 2500 members now so please “Like” us on Facebook. Finally, I’m also on Pinterest so you can add me there as well.
WordPress News and Articles
- The Next 10 Starts Now – All around the globe today, people are celebrating the 10th anniversary of the first WordPress release, affectionately known as #wp10.
- Post Formats UI is exiting core, will live as a plugin – This is a hard decision. I’ve been talking to a lot of WordPress core developers and contributors, and the overwhelming consensus is that Post Formats UI is not ready for WordPress core
- Building a WordPress-powered web app – The good folks at WordPress.com invited me to give a brief talk during the VIP Developer Workshop earlier this month in Napa.
- Noel Tock Interview – Meet WordPressario and happytables creator Noel Tock, and learn why giving users fewer options can actually result in a better online experience.
- Who’s Who of WordPress: 99 Twitter Accounts You Should Be Following – I’ve created a list of the top 99 English-language Twitter accounts I recommend following for all the latest news and views about WordPress and the people in every time zone working with our favorite 10-year-old.
- Is Automattic Worth More Than Tumblr? – With the recent news of Tumblr being purchased by Yahoo! for $1.1 billion dollars there have been a ton of comparisons between that purchase and many other blogging services. Naturally, WordPress has been among those comparisons.
- How to create and sell your own WordPress theme – So you want to make a theme, and maybe even sell it? There’s no reason you shouldn’t, but if you are going to take the dive there’s several things you need to know.
- Redesigning the WordPress Template Hierarchy – As a person with a passion for infographics and simplifying the display of data, I am always looking for ways to make information more clear.
- When should you NOT release premium WordPress plugins? – If you’ve spent a lot of time on my site, you know I like to write about new product development and WordPress. I also write about pricing.
Tutorials and How-Tos
- How To Customize The BuddyPress Activity Loop – The BuddyPress activity loop shows every kind of BuddyPress activity by default. However, the activity loop wasn’t meant to be a one-size-fits-all arrangement.
- Test Your Plugins with RTL – By default, WordPress runs in Left-To-Right mode, but there are thousands and thousands of WordPress users that read RTL.
- Master .htaccess WordPress Controls – In today’s post I’m going to start of with some of the basics but then show you a whole world of things that you can do with this little text file.
- Using CSS Preprocessors With WordPress – LESS Structures - In this part of the series I will be covering how to logically structure your .less files. I will also cover how to connect all of them using imports, and lastly quickly cover magnification.
- How To Install Historical Versions Of WordPress – We thought it’d be fun to take a tour through the past versions of WordPress during Seattle’s wp10 party, so we came up with a convenient way for ourselves and others to do that.
- Notify Users When They Haven’t Completed a Form – So I wanted to notify them if they hadn’t completed this particular form. The idea was to have a big red box at the top of the Members Area with a warning.
- How to Add Read it Later Buttons to Your WordPress Posts – We will be a using an online bookmarking tool called Pocket to add the read it later buttons in WordPress.
- Tips And Tricks For Testing WordPress Themes – Whether you offer free or premium themes, testing should be a major part of your development process.
Resources & Freebies
- The Very Best Quality Free WordPress Themes from May 2013 – Here is our monthly free theme roundup
- WordPress Theme Trends 2013: A Detailed Look at Creative Portfolio Themes – Today I’ll be analyzing creative portfolio themes.
- Manage Multiple WordPress Sites from one Location – Which Service is Best? – Thankfully there are a few third party services out there that allow you manage multiple WP installations from one central location.
- 10 Must-Have Free WordPress Plugins to Improve Your Workflow – A good variety of different plugins to manage your workflow and make the process of editing and managing quickly and easy.
- The Quickest Way to Create Custom WordPress Queries - The WordPress Query Generator is a new web application, created by the folks at Spruce Interactive. It’s a very useful tool for quickly spitting out customized queries to use in your templates.