Development on WordPress 3.6 has been picking up some speed as features have been getting locked in and conversations started about what the big release should have in it. As always, conversations will continue to expand and new features will definitely continue to evolve but here are some of the top conversations already begun:
Every blogger worth his or her salt knows that they need to build an email list. Why? For lots of reasons but the main one is because you can get lots of traffic and leads to your site by building a healthy email list. However, there is one BIG obstacle that stands in your way and it has to do with the newsletter services that are currently available. I seek to walk you through one solution that may make your 2013 year a big one with an even better newsletter (or your very first!).
A WordPress site can be created in many different ways. Some developers first start with HTML code that they then “migrate” into WordPress. Others start with a pre-existing template and build off of that. But, many developers are turning to a more robust option: WordPress frameworks. With a pre-built, flexible code-base already in place, WordPress frameworks provide us with an efficient way to build a site. Instead of starting from scratch, developers can leverage a framework’s built-in code, options, plug-ins, and themes from which to develop. Think of them as starter themes to help you get going and eliminate the […]
The Professional WordPress: Design and Development by Brad Williams, David Damstra, and Hal Stern has been released in it’s second edition! This book which is now in it’s second edition seeks to provide an incredible resource for those looking to develop software and solutions via WordPress. It covers some of the basics to hosting to Themes, Plugins, content, design, core, and even data architecture. It might be one of the more comprehensive table-top companions that you have on your desk while you write all that pretty WordPress code! They provide samples and examples that’ll help both the newbie and the seasoned […]
One of the biggest challenges that any organization has of any size is the issue of accountability and the challenge of the disparity between those who are willing to suggest new ideas and those that will eventually implement them. In other words, it’s so much easier to suggest some new idea, some suggestion, some new initiative than actually helping out and putting your feet and hands where you mouth is, especially in a volunteer-based and lead organization. But that’s what WordPress is all about – we are a community-led and founded ecosystem where everyone has the opportunity to contribute and […]