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The newest installment of BuddyPress 2.6 “Espejo,” was released today. The update comes with some new and exciting features. You can embed activities into your posts by simply copying the permalink URL. Keep your friends and readers updated on activities you’re putting on or attending. Users can now create custom front pages for each of their members. Create a custom template for each person by simply adding a front.php template on their template. The release brings two new APIs for navigation and group types. With group types, you can now register different groups and keep them separate. The new navigation API […]
Have a news tip or upcoming event you’d like to see in our weekly What’s New In WordPress roundup? Write us at [email protected]. News Highlights: Tickets To WordCamp US Now On Sale: Tickets to WordCamp US 2015, held Dec. 4-6 in Philadelphia, are now available. Google Analytics By Yoast: Free Vs. Premium: Yoast provides a detailed comparison between the free and premium version of their Google Analytics plugin. Shopera: A free new eCommerce theme from Cohhe. Jetpack 3.7: Jetpack 3.7 is now available for download. A Day Of REST: On Sept. 2, PostStatus announced “A Day of REST,” an official conference […]
Have a news tip or upcoming event you’d like to see in our weekly What’s New In WordPress roundup? Write us at [email protected]. News Highlights: Top 99 WordPress Influencers In 2015: Web development and digital marketing agency, 99 Robots, compiled a detailed list of WordPress influencers to follow in 2015. 80+ Free Web Design Resources: This article lists more than 80 free web design resources that you may not have heard of. Twenty Sixteen Now On GitHub: This year the Twenty Sixteen theme is going to be developed on GitHub. WordPress Business Folks Interviewed: Chris Lema interviewed seven top WordPress business […]
Last month, John James Jacoby (or JJJ) launched a 24-day Indiegogo campaign to help focus his time solely on the development and improvement of BuddyPress, GlotPress, and bbPress for the next 6 months. With less than 34 hours to go, JJJ has surpassed his 50K goal, exemplifying the supportive nature of the WordPress community, and confirming the importance of the further development of these beloved plugins. Check out our chat with him below, then consider chipping in a few bucks to help his project out. Crowdfunding and open source: the perfect pair Torque: It’s exciting to see developers coming to the community to get support […]
11 years, 4 months ago, the world changed for the better. How, you ask? WordPress was created, published, and released to the public. It spread like wildfire and had millions of users within a couple years. And as the user base of ol’ WordPress continued to grow, so did the capabilities of the platform. What started out as a simple software to facilitate blogging has evolved into an extremely versatile content management system, which can be used to power just about any type of website. Today, WordPress is super flexible and can be adjusted every which way to suit your personal website needs. Evolution […]
Show Notes Host Boone Gorges is a plugin developer for WordPress. He’s also a lead developer for BuddyPress, and an overseer in the development of the CUNY Academic Commons, Anthologize, and Participad. You can find him on twitter @Boone and on his website. What they’re sippin’ on Boone – Brooklyn Lager Dre – Water Brad – Johnny Walker Black Interview Education sector Boone started out on a track in academia—teaching, studying philosophy, attending graduate school. Boone began utilizing blogs, and WordPress.com in particular, to assign writing assignments in the classes he was teaching. He began to realize the important relationships between a free, […]
Social media is a critical component to establishing your business in the WordPress space. By optimizing your presence in social media you can cultivate brand recognition and build customer relations. Integrating social media with your WordPress site has become a simple and efficient task–but, not without the right tools. Some of these tools are in the form of plugins that can easily be installed and implemented. With the use of plugins, social media forms can be centralized–enabling you to efficiently develop your online marketing strategy. In this article, I’m going to talk about some of the top social media plugins […]
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…
It’s that time again! Let’s just jump right in – you’ve got a weekend to take advantage of and so do I – like do nothing, that’s what! Just kidding. “Weekend,” what is that?!