Last week we made a silly cartoon about a Fidget Spinner Widget, then Ryan Hoover made an actual working version! So we thought we’d try our luck again this week and see what happens.
WordPress version 4.8 is almost here and it’s packed with all sorts of new widgets. Which got us thinking about a feature request for 4.8.1: Widget Spinners! Update: After seeing this week’s Torque Toon, Ryan Hoover made a working Widget Spinner prototype! You can check it out on his GitHub page.
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 […]
Hope everyone is having a relaxing Sunday! If you’re having WordPress news withdrawals, feel free to check out this past week’s episode of Week in WordPress with Matt Medeiros, below. I was lucky enough to be a guest this episode, along with Jason Coleman and Brian Casel. Also, if you look close enough you might be able to spot a Mogwai on my couch. I better not let it get wet…or: But back to the show—we talk about WordPress Connect, gossip vs. news, aggregated vs. curated…and widgets. Enjoy!