Sometimes the best way to learn more WP programming is to just jump in and create your first-ever WordPress plugin. But where do you start? What tutorials should you follow? How should you really begin? Well, perhaps we can remove all that anxiety off the table and just follow Chris Ross to the promised land as he walks you right through the process:
Whoa. It’s been kind of an “off” week with the big July 4th happening, but that’s ok. We’ll get back on track next week, right? in any case, let’s get down to business, shall we? Oh, and by the way, this is our 30th Weekend Roundup! Wow. Just think about that…
The Kickstarter project Ghost is in full-swing now as they’ve received their funds (it takes some time) and their able to expand their team and fully concentrate on building product. In an update sent late last night, John O’Nolan shares that they’ve also made their first full-time hire, Matthew Harrison-Jones: Hannah is currently working her last 2 days at MOO, after which she will be officially be on Ghost full time (!!). The Ghost Foundation has also made its first full-time hire in the form of Matthew Harrison-Jones, a recent graduate who has been helping us out all over the place this summer […]
The educational arena has been using WordPress in growing numbers every year and even as I entertain one-off projects from time to time I have come to realize that many of the requests are from educational organizations. They see the power of WordPress and the opportunity to have high-impact, low-cost solutions which is a good thing since that saves more money for the educators and students that they are trying to serve. Two recent articles and features of note have passed through my reader and I thought it would be neat to draw some attention to them:
For those that are considering (or have been working with) Themeforest over these years then you’ll want to make sure you take notice of the update that they just released regarding the submissions guidelines and requirements for WordPress themes. And this is not a small update – it’s a major one and they’ve given the community 8 weeks to come into compliance: As this is a fairly major update, we don’t want to throw anyone in the deep end. For the next eight weeks we’ll be recommending, but not enforcing, that new and existing themes meet the standards outlined above. After that, […]
For most people the thought of dealing with the Command Line is akin to trying to read, speak, and translate a foreign language – you’d just rather skip it entirely and hire an interpreter or translator or just not go there in the first place. But there’s a lot that you can learn about not only programming and computers in general but also WordPress. Some of you might actually find a bit of “fun” in the mix as well. Why not let Mike Schroder give you a brief introduction to what might just be another great challenge for you this […]
The world of CMS solutions is getting wider, not smaller, every single day. For me it’s almost impossible for to pick and choose the ones to cover on occasion here otherwise myself (and you guys) would spend too much time checking out new apps instead of actually getting any work done! But this one’s worth a look (or two) and even perhaps considering for a future project.
We love giveaways and the bigger the better, of course! WPBeginner‘s got probably one of the biggest giveaways in WP-land that I’ve seen in a while and the combined net-value is estimated to be close to $25,000! Yikes!
We get a lot of individual and public inquiries about caching as it’s an important part of web usability and SEO – and obviously it just makes reading a blog a heckuva lot better when you don’t have to wait as long for things to load! One of the more popular solutions out there is WP Super Cache which can work on most hosts and server environments. But installing a caching plugin is just the first of many steps to make it optimal – you’re going to want to go through the settings and configure it so that it works […]
There’s a new theme in town and it’s got a colorful name: Vagabond. Released yesterday, one suggested use is for those that travel a lot and who want to highlight their experiences: To all who are celebrating Independence Day, may you have a fun and safe holiday. During any holiday, many of us hit the road to visit family and friends, so it’s a perfect day to introduce a new theme that highlights travel.