We can’t say for sure…but rumor has it that August will be the month. The first release candidate was made available to the public July 13, so developers have been sending in bug reports for weeks to help fix issues. The second release candidate just became available on July 24, and surely there will be more more issues to address, but now that the major setbacks have been figured out and the Post Formats UI and structured data has been completely removed, the stable release of WordPress 3.6 can’t be that far off. We are excited to see improvements in […]
“Why are they edge cases? Because they’re likely to happen in only the rarest of circumstances.” Leveraging the Pareto Principle Several years ago I was invited to assemble a team that would create a new version of an existing platform. It was a platform for car sales and real-time auctions – all for off-lease vehicles that companies like Ford Credit wanted to offload to their franchise dealers. We did what any smart team of software engineers did. We focused on the core features (the 20% that made up 80% of the use cases) in a way that would make Vilfredo […]
Expert Chris Dendy on commonly overlooked SEO factors. Search engine optimization (SEO) is the practice of formatting one’s website in such a way that Google can better understand it, index it, and display it to users via Google search. Without going into the hundred plus ranking factors that Google uses to determine where one’s website will fall within the search engine rankings page (SERP), I would like to focus on three on-page factors that should be the foundation of any SEO strategy. As luck would have it, your out-of-the-box WordPress installation excels in all of these categories with the very […]
Samuel Sidler, brand new “Ninja Wrangler” for Audrey Captial, released a Digestable WordPress.org Project List. Let’s break his priorities down to the barebones for the sake of conversation: Ongoing Open Source Stats General Design Improvements Immediate Increasing WordPress and WordPress.org participation Improving make.wordpress.org Short Term Support and documentation hubs Profile improvements Medium Term Themes Directory Redesign Improvements for the i18n Community Improve WordPress.org Home Page Support Forum Improvements Long Term Plugin/Themes Directory Workshops (i.e. learn.wordpress.org) jobs.wordpress.net “Ideas” Improvements Mailing List Page Redesign Thoughts? Reactions? Do you think he left anything out?
The best writing comes from a place of honesty, authenticity, and passion. By Ryan Hoover | July 23, 2012 Writing is introspection, therapy, branding, learning, teaching, relationship building. I write for all the reasons above, but it’s my genuine interest and passion to articulate and share my ideas, that fuels my writing. As I’ve invested more time in writing this past year, I’ve begun to see the fruits of my labor. To my surprise, I’ve built an audience – albeit small – of people who genuinely care about what I have to say. And several of those followers have asked […]