Last week, the New York Times gave us an inside look at their custom CMS, Scoop. Though a few NYTimes blogs run on WordPress, the main site is managed by a fairly massive custom effort. It got me thinking about how far WordPress has come in terms of managing complex websites and applications, and all of the work that still needs to be done. Data Management One of the major advantages of Scoop was its ability to store content and data in meaningful ways. This includes the basics like a robust tagging hierarchy but also the ability to store all […]
Did You Miss These Product, Plugin Updates?
Yesterday was a day of updates for a number of great plugins and solutions and if you’ve already an owner then you may have already updated natively through your system. But if you haven’t (or you’re not a customer yet) here are some of the updates that you missed and perhaps another reason to review these great products that are built by some of our community members here and all-around great people!
WP-Push: Notifications for iOS, Android
I’ve been spending more time digitally-spelunking around iOS development and WordPress recently and I’m starting to bump up against many other WordPress + iOS lovers out there and that’s pretty neat. One that passed my desk recently is a simple and neat plugin that pushes notifications to your iOS or Android-powered device for all the crucial updates that you might need as you run a growing and successful blog. The list of notifications available for WP-Push currently are as follows: New Users Comments Pingbacks Trackbaks Password Resets Notifying Authors of Comments
Leafping: Notification System for Envato Authors
Are you an Envato author and would like to know when you make a sale, get a comment, or even a referral so you can engage with your customers better? Then Leafping might be your next purchase – it’s a sweet iOS and Android notification app and plugin that provides not just notifications on your mobile device but also a robust dashboard as well. The cost? It’s a bit like choose-your-own-adventure style where you can pay the Leafping authors anywhere between $5.00 and $20, depending on how useful you feel the service will be for you. It’s a neat model […]
iOS 3.4: Introducing Notifications
I got another update last night as I went to review some comments on my iPhone and it appeared that the WordPress for iOS has hit the 3.4 mile marker with some big updates! Namely, you now can get notifications directly on your device about that stuff that matters the most, like new comments, moderation, stats, followers, and even “likes”. You can, of course, turn these off in your settings. This is for both WordPress.com and self-hosted WordPress.org sites. I’m going to test this out myself and see if it get incredibly annoying – I typically have most notifications turned off […]
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