Hold onto your hats, a key component of WordPress is getting a makeover! The goal is to have it included as part of the 3.8 release tentatively scheduled for December, 2013. The target? Widget management, and the widget user interface—introducing a whole new way of working with widgets. Have you ever been frustrated by the current setup, dragging and dropping widgets to the sidebar, possibly scrolling and “dropping” a widget in the process? Have you learned workarounds to make widgets behave the way you want them to, or added plugins for conditional placement? Maybe you haven’t given widgets much thought […]
Time is money my friends and what is one of the biggest time sucks that we’ve all experienced? Yes, that’s right, updating plugins and WordPress themes. Especially if you’ve been around for a while and have a long-list of clients and customers’ sites to manage, you probably spend an incredible amount of time updating their sites manually. Or, perhaps, you do have a system but it’s still not 100% automatic. Well, maybe you’re in the market for a solution that may really suit your particular workflow and update style or at least be in the market for an alternative.
I admit I’ve learned to block out the color yellow in my WordPress dashboard, particularly when it’s associated with the word “update.” This is what WordPress users know: keep your installation updated for security reasons, and, before you update, backup your WordPress files and database. Logical, good advice. It’s that second part, the need to backup your stuff and theoretically prepare for a possible WordPocalypse that makes people hesitant to update their installation. Concern and, well, laziness. I love WordPress. It doesn’t mean I haven’t had the happy experience of going ahead with the update and experiencing the four stages of […]
It wasn’t ever so long ago websites could be built and left untouched for an entire year and hardly anyone noticed. Web 2.0 came on the scene and everything began to change. Literally. Static websites died and the web became fluid. It changes everyday. Updates are commonplace for desktop apps and WordPress alike. Everyone is blogging, everyone is sharing, everything is on the move. However, there are plenty of businesses and those in the market for a website that still think the web works like it did ten years ago. Can’t you just pay for a website and be done […]