Before I began blogging myself, I was always a huge fan of it. There is something awesome about hearing what others have to say about their own personal experience with certain situations. Whether it was about their line of work, something drastic in their life, or finding helping others find solutions to issues they had once had. The fact that someone is willing to share valuable information with someone they don’t even know, the whole world for that matter, is astounding. That takes a lot of guts.
I love all of the resources that are readily available to us via the WordPress community and core team – in fact, if you just dig a little you’ll encounter a host of knowledge that you may not have been aware of that has already been created. For example, accessibility is a huge focus for WordPress as the goal is to enable and support as many people as possible, even those with disabilities or handicaps. Accessibility is more than just design – it’s a way of thinking and building applications and crafting an experience that makes sense: Accessibility in web […]
Have you ever wanted to learn how to create a WordPress Theme from scratch? Here’s an incredible primer via ThemeShaper that has gotten an incredible amount of attention because, well, it deserves it. The first version was done by Ian Stewart and now the second edition has been released, with the last part covering the distribution of a WordPress Theme being completed recently. It’s everything you need to get started and is fast becoming a staple for those that are first entering into the theming waters. The entire Table of Contents is listed below and I suspect that you’ll be […]
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The recent update of Liveblog 1.2 couldn’t be better timed as I was looking for something to use in the upcoming WordCamp events in January, especially since we’re trying to find livebloggers for the actual events. The recent update provides a number of compatibility features for 3.5 and introducing new hooks and filters for customization. You can see a full number of changes here in the changelog. You can see a very simple overview of the power of this plugin after the jump as well as my own experimentations:
Part of what we want to do here at WP Daily is share the experiences of those who have been around in the WordPress community for some time so that others can learn from them. We affectionately call these people WPOI, or Word Person of Interest. Yes, that’s something I made up but it’ll do for now! Our first ever text-based interview here is with Ben Gillbanks of Pro Theme Design who also has the accolade of building the first theme with an admin panel – that makes him a definite WPOI.
Themes Kingdom has released a new modern, slick, and very clean looking design for WordPress.com users called Widely. It boasts some of the following: Featured content slider Four widget areas on the footer Featured images Custom header options Custom background options HTML elements And more This theme looks like a perfect choice for those that are looking for a very visual first impression via the featured content slider and then moving into more focused content buckets. Keeping the design simple just focuses the user and reader on the stuff that matters – your content.
Jetpack, a behemoth of a WordPress plugin with a number of turn-key features, has released their 2.0.3 update whoops, now it’s 2.0.4 after a slight issue with 2.0.3, boasting updates to Photon, their “image accelerator” as well as compatibility with their infinite scroll feature. The custom CSS editor also got hit big with some updates improving the editing experience incorporating support for Sass and LESS, which I’m a personal fan of. The complete list of changes can be seen on the changelog.