Tidy Repo Finds a New Partner, with Many Updates to Come

For a little while now, I’ve been running a little site called Tidy Repo as a resource for new and advanced users alike. The site’s principle is fairly simple, a single repository of all the ...

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The Plugin Installation Experience Gets an Upgrade in WordPress 4.0

It’s here: WordPress 4.0. As some of you know, my main passion in WordPress happens to be plugins, and above all, plugin discoverability. And WordPress 4.0 has made some great strides in this area, adding ...

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WordPress 4.0, “Benny,” is Now Available

WordPress 4.0 has arrived! The release of 4.0 — honorably named “Benny” after jazz and swing musician Benny Goodman — was led by Helen Hou-Sandí, with the help of a whopping 275 contributors, which according to the ...

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The Versatility of WooCommerce: The Business Models They Support

If you’re looking for an accessible approach to starting your own business, eCommerce is one of the most viable business opportunities around. Because everything is done online, you won’t have to find and lease a ...

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5 Must-Have Benefits of Marketing Automation

Marketing automation is one of the newer fads on the Internet marketing scene. Products from HubSpot, Infusionsoft, and OntraPort are rapidly gaining customers as online businesses (particularly B2B) are recognizing the importance of marketing automation ...

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Marketing Advice for Developers: How to Get Paid for Your Plugins and Themes

“Really?! Eight downloads? I have been sleep deprived for three months for that? I missed my daughter’s middle-school play for eight freakin’ downloads? Eight!?” Creating a product can be a disappointment. You pour your heart ...

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Emerging Technologies Promise to Quantify Emotions

A variety of technologies are emerging for tracking emotions via the Internet using techniques such as text-analytics, speech analysis, and video analysis of the face. Better tools for tracking emotions holds promise for bringing awareness ...

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The Importance of Practicing Responsible Disclosure

Earlier this year, a security vulnerability in WordPress and Drupal was discovered by a member of Salesforce’s security team, Nir Goldshlager. Goldshlager co-authored an article on Mashable about the vulnerability, which Mashable waited to publish ...

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A Review of WordPress 4.0

On September 4, 2014, WordPress 4.0 was released to the world, named “Benny” after much-loved jazz musician Benny Goodman. Now that the dust has settled, I’ve been able to spend some time with the new ...

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How to Embed Live Google+ Hangouts in WordPress

Google+ Hangouts on Air is an amazing tool that lets people from all walks of life — from anywhere in the world — hangout with like-minded people they may never meet in real life. It’s a ...

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Working with Meta Data Using the JSON REST API

In my previous articles on the JSON REST API, I focused primarily on retrieving and editing posts — both from the current site and from a remote site. In this article, I’m going to branch out a ...

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How Plugin Developers Should Manage Image Assets

With the release of WordPress 4.0, the plugin installation experience saw a bit of an upgrade to make it more user friendly. This means users will be turning to the repository and WordPress admin ...

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Understanding User Roles for WordPress Beginners

Off the shelf, WordPress allows you to assign a number of different user roles to people who use your website in one capacity or another. Now for the newest of users, this may not seem ...

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24 Awesome IFTTT Recipes for Automating Your WordPress Tasks

Running a website can be lots of work. Although WordPress provides an excellent and easy-to-use way of doing so, there are so many steps involved with maintaining a complete online presence these days that it’s ...

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Introduction to the JSON REST API

In my article on the future of WordPress, I wrote about how the introduction of a JSON RESTful API to WordPress core will radically expand WordPress’s reach and capabilities. What is so exciting about this new REST ...

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Dradcast Archives

DradCast Episode 059: Blaze of Ice Cream Glory

Show Notes Host As a WordPress trainer and coach, Bob Dunn, aka BobWP, brings with him 6 years of WordPress experience, 20+ years of running a design and marketing company, and a ton of patience to ...

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Episode 058: ChickenMonkeyDrad

Show Notes Host A design and marketing guy, Liam Dempsey is the owner and director of LBDesign, a small international consultancy. Liam grew the business from his own freelance work before relocating from Chicago to ...

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Episode 057: The Bourn Creative Identity

Show Notes Host Jennifer Bourn is the Creative Director and Digital Strategist for Bourn Creative, a full-service design company, and Genesis recommended developer in Sacramento, California. Jennifer is an award-winning designer with a penchant for ...

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