There weren’t any theme updates or new ones to check out today but a host of updates on the plugin side of things. So without further delay, here’s your daily scoop on the updated plugins for January 7th, 2013. … Sheesh, I’m still not used to typing out 2013, you know?
It’s true. We can’t get enough of WordPress here at WP Daily. And yes, we’re those type of people that like to showcase it own our backs (great tshirts via WordCamps!), our bags (pins!), on our notebooks physically (stickers!), and even our desktop wallpapers. My all-time favorite is this one that I’ve had for ages – I honestly can’t remember where I got it and who to give credit to!
If you’ve ever created a WordPress Theme, a WordPress plugin, or any software application for that matter, then you’ve probably created a changelog of sorts to help users and other interested parties (e.g. developers) understand exactly what was changed since the last version. For those that aren’t quite sure, here’s a quick definition: A changelog is a log or record of changes made to a project, such as a website or software project, usually including such records as bug fixes, new features, etc. Some open source projects include a changelog as one of the top level files in their distribution. As a programmer myself I know […]
By now, we’ve released a couple of episodes of Hello Dolly with several other episodes in the pipeline. Ultimately we’re looking to publish at least one episode per month. Once we’re in the new office, it should be easier to release more than one per month. At any rate, I thought it might be worth sharing how we record our podcasts – the software, the hardware, and the community – in hopes that it gives a look behind the scenes of the podcast, but more so that it may help you guys jump start your own podcasting efforts.
One of the things that we’ve been thinking about doing is providing even more roundups for those that can’t keep up-to-date with all that is going on – and one of the larger areas of growth in the WordPress ecosystem are the incredible amount of WordPress plugins and themes that are released and updated every single day. And since we’re all about doing things daily, well, we might as well give it a go! You’ll find great roundups that list the “best of” and “top 10 __________” all over the place but what you don’t find is many that will […]
Wow. It’s like everybody and their mother decided to make the first week of the new year a blogging week! There have been a lot of updates this past week and even more that don’t directly related to WordPress and/or Automattic proper news, but we of course want to provide the best roundup possible so you can still be encouraged, find great resources, and be an even better WordPress uers! Let us know if we missed anything! For your knowledge, we have 36 links in this update, so don’t forget to hit “Next Page”!
We’ve told you a few times and we’ll keep telling you confidently – we are listening to you and your needs and many of you have requested that we create access to our Hello Dolly Podcast directly, instead of just via iTunes. Well, there’s been a lot of work around these parts and so the so-called simple things like setting up a direct feed isn’t something we can magically pull out of a hat – but, we managed to get something set up for those that want it directly: HelloDolly.fm, which should redirect to: http://feeds.feedburner.com/hello-dolly Luckily we managed to grab a simple […]
As Marty mentioned in his plugin roundup, 2012 was an exciting year for WordPress users and, in particular, plugin developers. With plugin development on this rise in the WordPress community, with individuals and premium WordPress shops diversifying their offering away from being purely themes, there is a wealth of ever-growing knowledge and development happening in the plugins space. As a WordPress developer, I take great joy from developing and using plugins that are clean and simple in their intention and perform one or two simple tasks. I also appreciate elegant code and scalable solutions, provided by WordPress plugins, for common […]
It’s now even easier to browser the incredible collection of WordPress plugins that are available to VIP customer as well as self-hosted users of WordPress. This curated list of plugins help some of the larger WordPress installations stay engaged with their community with neat features, functionalities, and value. The obvious incentive for you to use some of these plugins is the confidence that comes with knowing that they were produced, developed, and released in part by Automattic themselves (or highly endorsed and audited) for their paid customers. That confidence alone puts these plugins on the top of the list as […]
I am a firm believer that you want everyone to visit your website that can. Why on earth would you limit your possible reader base? As a blogger, and a CSS neat freak, I always aim to make my sites as fast as possible. It’s great for SEO, it’s great on your host, but most of all it’s awesome for your readers. As a blogger, server admin, or whatever it is you do with your Platform, should always reconsider changes you have made in the past. Always! This is where the Facebook Comments come in. It is another plugin? Does […]