Jetpack is an interesting plugin mostly because it’s the plugin that people love to love and also love to hate. Whether or not you’re a fan or not is not the focus of this blog post (although we have no control over the comment layer to be sure); instead, it’s about a neat feature in Jetpack that you may not have known existed. For starters, were you aware of the Featured Content functionality that Jetpack 2.2 sported? As Kirk Wight points out, there’s almost no online documentation at this point and not even listed in the changelog: Automattic quietly introduced a […]
It’s been a little bit of time since we last heard from IntenseDebate – and to be quite honest, I wonder what’s really going on over there at times. A few years ago there was a huge growth of 3rd party commenting platforms, all boasting crazy features that would blow your mind if you just took the time to install them. I know, I tried every single one of them at one point, even the ones that required you to pay for the service. But it seems that the amount of innovation or at least attention to comment systems have […]
Move over Jetpack lite – the recent update of Jetpack 2.2.1 now has what tons of developers have been asking for: Developer Mode, where you can activate the plugin on a local environment for testing and all that fun stuff. People have been waiting a long time for this and now it’s finally here: Turn on Development Mode right now by adding define( ‘JETPACK_DEV_DEBUG’, true);to your wp-config.php file. A quick note: development mode automatically gets enabled if you don’t have a period in your site’s hostname, i.e. localhost. If you use a different URL, such asmycooltestsite.local or something, it is then that you will need […]
Have you ever wanted to create your own shortlinks, like the ones generated through services such as Bit.ly or TinyURL.com? Users who trust your website may be more trusting of shortlinks that are created through your own URL, and if your permalinks are on the long side, making shortlinks available may encourage people to share your post more readily. In this post, I’m going to examine 4 methods of creating your own shortlinks from within your WordPress installation.
This past week has been an absolute blur – busyness hit an all-time high today as I had a keynote at a conference early in the morning, my daughter’s soccer game, and 3 back-to-back-to-back birthday parties and then my wife had a girl’s night out while I took care of the kids. Whew. I’m drained. But it’s a “good” type of drained, you know? Hope you’re having a great weekend yourself. With that, here’s your Weekend WordPress Roundup:
Ah, I couldn’t possibly let this one pass through without posting it here! All I could think about was our beloved Jetpack plugin! Jetpack, all the things!
The team developing the Windows Phone app is doing a killer job, with more updates and releases recently than in the previous years and the app is getting better and better. With this big release of 2.0 you’re seeing such things as gallery support (which we love to use), direct dashboard access for those that are doing much management in the back. The fact that you can build the galleries though with all the trimmings in the app itself is going to be a great win for mobile bloggers and those journalists who are capturing their news on their phones […]
Like or loath Jetpack it’s here to stay…and what’s more Automattic have just added a new feature to Jetpack: Likes. Yes, your favorite passive activity when you scan through the internet is now available on self-hosted blogs. Like the idea?
What!?! Another Jetpack update? When Jetpack first came out, I was in love. Such a great bunch of tools in one. This one plugin made many others obsolete and it tied into many of the WordPress.com services that are really slick. I remember first opening it up and seeing the “coming soon” boxes. It was exciting. But when is enough, enough?
Will Norris, who we’ve briefly highlighted before, is the subject of our interview today. He’s a long time WordPress user and is a strong proponent for Open Source development. Did we mention he’s a Googler? Congratulate Will on his commit access to WPAndroid Trunk by leaving a comment after his interview because today he’s our Word Person of Interest (WPOI):