There has been much thought and feedback over the last day about what will happen to WP Daily. Please know that we have a plan in place! We are going to put the site back online for archiving purposes for the community. Please know that there will be other announcements in the very near future about the long-term plan for WP Daily, but until then all editorial will be halted and no new posts shall be published. Thank you for your patience and we’re very excited about the future of not only this site but the great content and legacy […]
For those that are new to WordPress it can seem quite daunting when you begin to think about licensing, open source “rules,” and even etiquette that you may or may not want to follow. And in many ways you can get quickly confused as to what is merely opinion and what is factual and pragmatic. We’ve covered a lot in regards to the GPL historically so it might be worth going through the archives a bit to see what you can find. But a recent post by Ivycat may be a great place to start:
I’m not going to add anything more than what’s been contributed already but we’ve been pinged a number of times about this already – is the new iThemes Exchange that was just launched breaking GPL (or not just being “nice” and respectful)? Man, I sure do find it interesting that v1.0 shares some code written by the team at Shopplugin.net and no author attribution was given in the plugin repository. Specifically alot of the source code in the functions.php file originated from the Shopp project. You should really give an author credit where it is due. http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/ithemes-exchange/
A little while ago we shared a neat giveaway via Heather Wallace which was awesome as we gave away some of her copies of her book. Well, she’s been fairly industrious since then and has launched a new digital course via Udemy and their vast network that will help you (and perhaps many others) get started with WordPress. Essentially, she’s transformed her book into an online course and she’s offering a killer 53% off regular price right now:
WooCommerce continues to grow steadily with impressive download numbers every single month and despite newcomers to the space, like iThemes’ Exchange, I don’t see it slowing down a single bit, especially as other companies get on the WooThemes choo choo train. For example, let’s take a look at Yotpo and what they’ve done with their Yotpo Social Reviews service.
And there she is. We’ve gotten hints here and there that it would be coming soon and so late last night we received an early release version to try and test out (as well as the Stripe Add-on plugin). I booted it up on a local installation and I really liked what I saw – it’s what you might expect from an eCommerce plugin but from first glance it appears to be so much less than what the other options provide. Why? Because they’ve turned off many of the features that you can later turn-on that might cause too much […]
Well it seems that it wasn’t just a cute idea with no meat (pun intended) on the bones with this new podcast idea as they are launching later this month with a live broadcast at 10:00am EST with none other than John O’Nolan, the founder and creator of Ghost. From their announcement to those that signed up for updates: Our First Guest Is Confirmed: It’s John O’Nolan. We wanted to launch the podcast with a bang, and that’s exactly what we’re going to do. John has agreed to come on and give us exclusive information about why Ghost is being […]
“Flat design” is all the rage now especially with the pending release of iOS 7 that’s going to be sporting an all-new look that’s got many people talking. Personally I’m neither here nor there on it and can appreciate both it’s appeal as well as the previous focus on skeuomorphic-centric design. But if you’re headed in that direction then perhaps you want to have a few sweet resources along the way, especially if your clients are asking you now to design in this way. Check out these 10 that I’ve collected recently:
You and I have a toolkit that we use nearly every time we engage with a design or technical project. It’s a set of templates, designs, code, scripts, and software that we just keep coming back to because it helps us do our work with more speed and with more agility. Especially if you’re a designer there are just some components that you’ll continue to use from one project to the next. And sometimes this process is a bit of a pain, especially if you’re doing it time and time again for each new project that comes across your desk. […]
Sometimes the best solution is actually the easiest one – and to be honest, sometimes WordPress can appear to be a much larger and more complex solution than is absolutely necessary for some client work and projects. I know for myself that I do not have to “WordPress-All-The-Things” in every project that I have to do – sometimes I just need to rapidly prototype some idea out and maybe much later come back to WordPress as the solution. Whatever I can do to speed up the process I’m game for!