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  • WordPress 4.0 Beta 4 August 15, 2014 5:06 am
    The fourth and likely final beta for WordPress 4.0 is now available. We’ve made more than 250 changes in the past month, including: Further improvements to the editor scrolling experience, especially when it comes to the second column of boxes. Better handling of small screens in the media library modals. A separate bulk selection mode […]
    Helen Hou-Sandi
  • WordPress 3.9.2 Security Release August 6, 2014 7:04 pm
    WordPress 3.9.2 is now available as a security release for all previous versions. We strongly encourage you to update your sites immediately. This release fixes a possible denial of service issue in PHP’s XML processing, reported by Nir Goldshlager of the Product Security Team. It  was fixed by Michael Adams and Andrew Nacin of the WordPress […]
    Andrew Nacin
  • WordPress 4.0 Beta 2 July 18, 2014 9:15 pm
    WordPress 4.0 Beta 2 is now available for download and testing. This is software still in development, so we don’t recommend that you run it on a production site. To get the beta, try the WordPress Beta Tester plugin (you’ll want “bleeding edge nightlies”). Or you can download the beta here (zip). For more of what’s new in version 4.0, check out […]
    Helen Hou-Sandi
  • WordPress 4.0 Beta 1 July 10, 2014 10:17 am
    WordPress 4.0 Beta 1 is now available! This software is still in development, so we don’t recommend you run it on a production site. Consider setting up a test site just to play with the new version. To test WordPress 4.0, try the WordPress Beta Tester plugin (you’ll want “bleeding edge nightlies”). Or you can […]
    Helen Hou-Sandi
  • WordPress 3.9.1 Maintenance Release May 8, 2014 6:40 pm
    After three weeks and more than 9 million downloads of WordPress 3.9, we’re pleased to announce that WordPress 3.9.1 is now available. This maintenance release fixes 34 bugs in 3.9, including numerous fixes for multisite networks, customizing widgets while previewing themes, and the updated visual editor. We’ve also made some improvements to the new audio/video […]
    Andrew Nacin
  • WordPress 3.9 “Smith” April 16, 2014 6:33 pm
    Version 3.9 of WordPress, named “Smith” in honor of jazz organist Jimmy Smith, is available for download or update in your WordPress dashboard. This release features a number of refinements that we hope you’ll love. A smoother media editing experience Improved visual editing The updated visual editor has improved speed, accessibility, and mobile support. You can paste into the […]
    Matt Mullenweg
  • WordPress 3.9 Release Candidate 2 April 15, 2014 9:47 am
    The second release candidate for WordPress 3.9 is now available for testing. If you haven’t tested 3.9 yet, you’re running out of time! We made about five dozen changes since the first release candidate, and those changes are all helpfully summarized in our weekly post on the development blog. Probably the biggest fixes are to live […]
    Andrew Nacin
  • WordPress 3.8.3 Maintenance Release April 14, 2014 7:29 pm
    WordPress 3.8.3 is now available to fix a small but unfortunate bug in the WordPress 3.8.2 security release. The “Quick Draft” tool on the dashboard screen was broken in the 3.8.2 update. If you tried to use it, your draft would disappear and it wouldn’t save. While we doubt anyone was writing a novella using […]
    Andrew Nacin
  • WordPress 3.9 Release Candidate April 8, 2014 9:05 pm
    As teased earlier, the first release candidate for WordPress 3.9 is now available for testing! We hope to ship WordPress 3.9 next week, but we need your help to get there. If you haven’t tested 3.9 yet, there’s no time like the present. (Please, not on a production site, unless you’re adventurous.) To test WordPress 3.9 […]
    Andrew Nacin
  • WordPress 3.8.2 Security Release April 8, 2014 7:04 pm
    WordPress 3.8.2 is now available. This is an important security release for all previous versions and we strongly encourage you to update your sites immediately. This releases fixes a weakness that could let an attacker force their way into your site by forging authentication cookies. This was discovered and fixed by Jon Cave of the WordPress […]
    Andrew Nacin News

  • Early Theme Adopters: Isola August 19, 2014 3:30 pm
    In our Early Theme Adopters series, we focus on bloggers creating great sites with recent additions to the Theme Showcase. A month after its release, we revisit Isola, a free minimalist theme.
    Ben Huberman
  • Ten Illustrators To Follow Now August 15, 2014 3:00 pm
    Welcome to the whimsical world of illustration on
    Cheri Lucas Rowlands
  • New Theme: Sketch August 14, 2014 5:00 pm
    Whether you're a professional illustrator, an aspiring photographer, or a painter, Sketch will ensure your portfolio looks stunning.
    Caroline Moore
  • Longreads’ Best of WordPress, Vol. 3 August 12, 2014 3:05 pm
    10 of our favorite stories from across all of WordPress.
    Mark Armstrong
  • Field Notes: BlogHer ’14 August 8, 2014 4:00 pm
    I laughed, I cried, it was better than Cats. I'd spend a weekend at BlogHer again and again!
    Michelle W.
  • New Theme: Celsius August 7, 2014 5:00 pm
    Clear out the clutter and let your content speak for itself with our new theme, Celsius.
    Caroline Moore
  • Introducing: Comment Likes August 7, 2014 12:45 am
    You can now show commenters some love with our new feature.
  • Early Theme Adopters: Kelly August 5, 2014 3:00 pm
    In our Early Theme Adopters series, we focus on bloggers creating great sites with recent additions to the Theme Showcase. Today, let’s visit a few sites using Kelly, a personal blogging theme with numerous customization options.
    Ben Huberman
  • Writing Through Grief August 1, 2014 4:00 pm
    For many of us, writing is cathartic. These moms use their blogs to process (and heal) in the aftermath of a parent's most painful experience.
    Michelle W.
  • New Themes: Edin and Espresso July 31, 2014 5:45 pm
    Edin and Espresso are two great new themes, each sporting pixel-perfect designs.
    Thomas Guillot

WordPress for iOS

  • WordPress Android App Version 3.0 August 5, 2014 5:09 pm
    The WordPress Android app version 3.0 has been released in the Google Play Store. This release includes enhancements and bug fixes. Swipe between posts in… Continue reading →
  • Version 2.9 of WordPress for Android June 6, 2014 8:34 am
    The WordPress for Android 2.9 release is now available in the Google Play Store. This release includes some exciting new features, enhancements, and bug fixes.… Continue reading →
  • WordPress for iOS 4.0.3 Released May 17, 2014 11:50 pm
    WordPress for iOS 4.0.3 has been released and is available to download from the App Store. The major changes in this release are: – Adjusted user… Continue reading →
  • WordPress for Android: No Longer Paying the Gingerbread Tax May 16, 2014 5:00 pm
    Way back in 2011 Google released Android 4.0 (“Ice Cream Sandwich”), a major update that substantially improved the platform both for developers and for end users.… Continue reading →
    Nick Bradbury
  • WordPress for Android 2.8 May 2, 2014 7:06 am
    We’re pleased to bring you WordPress for Android Version 2.8, which offers the following improvements: What’s new App startup time has been reduced, and the… Continue reading →
  • WordPress for iOS 4.0.1 Released April 8, 2014 3:41 am
    WordPress for iOS 4.0.1 is out and now available to download from the App Store. Some of the updates included are: Improved the performance of stats.… Continue reading →
  • Pull-to-Refresh and More Added in Latest Update April 3, 2014 12:33 pm
    The latest update of WordPress for Android is now available. Version 2.7 brings some great new features along with it. Read on to find out… Continue reading →
  • WordPress for iOS 4.0 Released March 20, 2014 8:23 pm
    New and improved stats WordPress for iOS 4.0 is out today and available to download from the App Store. For this release, we focused on… Continue reading →
  • WordPress for iOS 3.9.1 Released February 12, 2014 1:40 am
    WordPress for iOS 3.9.1 is out and now available to download from the App Store. Some of the fixes included in this version are: Added:… Continue reading →
  • WordPress for iOS 3.9 Released January 30, 2014 10:19 pm
    WordPress for iOS 3.9 is out and now available to download from the App Store. This release is one of our largest app releases to date.… Continue reading →

WordPress for Blackberry

  • Calling All Mobile Developers! March 7, 2014 2:53 am
    Are you passionate about mobile development? Do you want to work on projects that actively improve the mobile experiences of millions of users around the world? Automattic, the company that contributes to mobile projects like WordPress for BlackBerry, is hiring. If you have strong programming skills, a background in mobile development, and a passion for […]
    Cheri Lucas Rowlands
  • Contribute! October 8, 2013 9:46 pm
    Over the summer, we encouraged you to get involved. Over on, you can read about what’s going on behind the scenes. On the developer blog for BlackBerry, it’s been interesting to follow along on one contributor’s project for Google Summer of Code 2013, a global program that offers participants stipends to write code for open […]
    Cheri Lucas Rowlands
  • Get Involved June 18, 2013 5:04 pm
    Did you know WordPress for BlackBerry is an Open Source project, which means anyone, including you, can play a part in its development? WordPress for BlackBerry is released under the GNU General Public License. Both our app and source code are free to download and use however you’d like. In return, if you’re able, we’d love it […]
    Cheri Lucas Rowlands
  • Version 2.2.6 Now Available for BlackBerry 10 and PlayBook February 5, 2013 10:50 am
    Version 2.2.6 of WordPress for BlackBerry 10 and PlayBook is now available on the BlackBerry World. What’s New? The number one priority is to make the app more stable, and WordPress for BlackBerry now runs beautifully on both BlackBerry 10 devices and the PlayBook. Improved support for connecting over HTTPS. Stability improvements. We continue to make […]
  • Latest Updates for BlackBerry December 6, 2012 10:40 pm
    What’s new in version 1.6.5 of WordPress for BlackBerry? Fixed an issue where stats couldn’t be loaded on some Jetpack sites. The app now remembers the previously opened blog. Removed the support for the AtomPub protocol since it will be removed in WordPress 3.5. Performance and reliability improvements. We also added a small patch for […]
    Cheri Lucas Rowlands
  • Version 1.6 Now Available: Dashboard, Quick Photo, Reader May 31, 2012 5:45 pm
    We’re pleased to announce that version 1.6 of WordPress for BlackBerry is now available on the RIM App World! The update is packed with new features to make your mobile blogging experience even better. What’s New? Dashboard + Action Bar Everything you want to do, all in one place. The Dashboard is the first thing […]
  • WordPress for PlayBook Update May 3, 2012 7:54 pm
    An update to WordPress for PlayBook is now available on the BlackBerry App World. We’re pleased to introduce version 2.1, which adds some totally radical stuff! What’s new: Comment editing: tap the new ‘Edit’ button when viewing a comment and you will be taken to a new screen where you can edit the comment information […]
  • WordPress for PlayBook Now Available February 21, 2012 5:05 pm
    We’re happy to announce that WordPress for PlayBook is now available for download on the RIM AppWorld. The 7″ screen on the PlayBook makes an excellent home for the all-new Dashboard UI, giving you quick access to everything in your WordPress install. And it’s always just a tap away – access the Dashboard by tapping […]
  • Version 1.5 Now Available May 3, 2011 9:29 pm
    We’re pleased to introduce WordPress for BlackBerry version 1.5, which adds new features like a home screen icon showing you how many comments are in moderation, custom image sizes, and discussion settings! Depending on your region or country, you might not see the latest version in the BlackBerry App World just yet, but the update should […]
  • WordPress for BlackBerry Security Update Available March 11, 2011 3:09 pm
    WordPress for BlackBerry version has been released to BlackBerry App World. WordPress for BlackBerry is a security update that also improves the communication layer within the app. To store your credentials, the app is now using a completely different, strongly encrypted storage model. Due to these changes, we’ve held back on developing new features […]


  • BuddyPress 2.0.2 August 5, 2014 8:05 pm
    We’re very happy to announce that BuddyPress 2.0.2 is now available. Download from the plugin repository, as a zip file, or through WordPress via Dashboard > Plugins. This maintenance release provides a number of fixes for regressions in the Extended Profiles component, and also fixes a PHP Notice that can occur in certain situation […]
    Paul Gibbs
  • BuddyPress 2.0.1 May 3, 2014 1:22 am
    BuddyPress 2.0.1 is now available. Download from the plugin repository, as a zip file, or through WordPress via Dashboard > Plugins. This maintenance release includes a number of important fixes, including: Improvements to some 1.9.x-2.0.x upgrade routines, including the creation of the wp_signups table and the migration of last_activity data Fixes for a handful […]
    Boone Gorges
  • BuddyPress 2.0 “Juliana” April 16, 2014 2:48 pm
    The BuddyPress team is thrilled to announce that BuddyPress 2.0 “Juliana” is now available! This release focuses on administrative tools, performance, and improvements to the activity stream. Let’s take a look at some of the highlights. New Administrative Tools If you manage a BuddyPress-powered community, BuddyPress 2.0 is for you. We have built a number […]
    Boone Gorges
  • BuddyPress 2.0 Release Candidate April 13, 2014 7:52 pm
    The first release candidate (RC1) for BuddyPress 2.0 is now available (zip). Since the last beta, we have made about 10 small changes; see the changelog for details. At this time, BP 2.0 is in a string freeze – we won’t be changing any more text between now and the final release. If you are […]
    Boone Gorges
  • BuddyPress 2.0-beta2 April 8, 2014 9:07 pm
    The second (and hopefully final) beta for BuddyPress 2.0 is now available (zip). Since Beta 1, we’ve made a few dozen fixes and improvements. Notable changes from the first beta: Fixed a potential out-of-memory fatal error in certain activity stream views. #2768 Fixed broken SQL query format on certain activity stream views. #5503 Improvements to […]
    Boone Gorges
  • BuddyPress 2.0 Beta 1 is now available March 29, 2014 1:40 am
    The first beta for BuddyPress 2.0 is now ready for testing! BuddyPress 2.0 is shaping up to be a very exciting upgrade, and is currently on track for our an on-time release in mid-April. But we need your help! If you are a plugin or theme developer, or if you are running a BuddyPress site […]
    Boone Gorges
  • Open Sourcing March 6, 2014 5:53 pm
    When we first launched, the BuddyPress software hadn’t even been officially launched yet. By the time it had, requests for what software the website was running on were already coming into the forums. It wasn’t just BuddyPress people were asking for, it was the theme powering the site, the extra little plugins we were […]
    John James Jacoby
  • 2014 BuddyPress Survey Results March 2, 2014 8:09 pm
    This report presents the results from the 2014 BuddyPress Survey held from Jan. 7 – Feb. 10, 2014. Three hundred thirty-eight developers from fifty-two countries completed the survey. Thank you all. Goal of Survey Guide the direction of BuddyPress plugin development in 2014 Objectives: 1. Discover current and actual BuddyPress usage. 2. Provide users the […]
  • BuddyPress 2.0 Development February 5, 2014 9:09 pm
    Today marks the first official day of BuddyPress 2.0′s development cycle. As such, we want to keep everyone in the loop about what we’re planning for 2.0, and what our release dates are, so you can better plan your sites, updates, contributions, and testing. Features: bp-forums retirement #5351 (johnjamesjacoby) WordPress Rewrite Rules API integration #4954 (johnjamesjacoby) Move XProfile visibility […]
    John James Jacoby
  • BuddyPress 1.9.2 February 5, 2014 8:20 pm
    BuddyPress 1.9.2 is available. This is a security and maintenance release, fixing two possible security issues with Group creation (responsibly disclosed by Pietro Oliva) along with some fixes to our WordPress Menus integration, bp-default theme switching, and improvements to theme compatibility. A complete list of closed tickets can be found at the 1.9.2 milestone, and a […]
    John James Jacoby


  • bbPress 2.5.4 – Security & Bugfix Release June 6, 2014 8:37 pm
    bbPress 2.5.4 is out. It fixes 6 bugs, the last of which is a security concern for all previous bbPress 2.x installations. If you’re using any version of bbPress 2.x and have been hesitating to upgrade, please consider doing so today. If you need help, please reach out in our support forums and someone will be happy […]
    John James Jacoby
  • 2014 bbPress Survey Results May 23, 2014 2:13 am
    This report presents the results from the 2014 bbPress Survey held from March 7 – April 11, 2014. One hundred eighty-three participants from thirty-seven countries completed the survey. Thank you all. Goal of Survey Guide the direction of bbPress plugin development in 2014 Objectives: 1. Discover current and actual bbPress usage. 2. Provide users the […]
  • 2014 bbPress Survey March 7, 2014 7:24 pm
    It was late in 2010 that we started laying the foundation for bbPress 2.0, the reimagining of bbPress as a WordPress plugin. Since then, we’ve revolutionized theme integration with theme-compatibility, added depth to topics with threaded replies, enabled users to stay connected with forum subscriptions, and added numerous other requested features (some that weren’t even […]
    John James Jacoby
  • Open Sourcing March 6, 2014 6:07 pm
    Pssst… want to know a secret? Every day when you’re accessing, you’re actually looking at code that’s part of’s WordPress installation. (Pretty neat, eh?) Because of this, a recent announcement over at the blog also applies here, that after some clean-up and simplification, we’ve open sourced the custom code that’s running on This […]
    John James Jacoby
  • bbPress 2.5.3 released January 11, 2014 7:42 pm
    Out today is bbPress 2.5.3, a bug fix release that also comes with improved support for WordPress 3.8′s new, more modern administration area design. A few of the more notable changes are outlined below: WordPress 3.8 support (dashicons, new color schemes) Fix dropdown selects in settings pages Fix accidental topic subscription removal on reply form […]
    John James Jacoby
  • updated to WordPress 3.8 December 13, 2013 9:18 pm
    A quick note that has been updated to WordPress 3.8. bbPress 2.5 is fully compatible with this latest and greatest WordPress release, so you can update knowing that your bbPress powered forums will continue working as normal. We’re also currently working on some performance improvements to bbPress for 2.6. If this sounds like something […]
    John James Jacoby
  • bbPress 2.5.1 released December 4, 2013 9:34 pm
    Today we are releasing bbPress 2.5.1, the first bug-fix release to bbPress 2.5. bbPress 2.5.1 fixes a few small issues with subscriptions and stylesheet theme compatibility that were introduced in 2.5. Check out the 2.5.1 milestone on Trac, and go update to bbPress 2.5.1 to get the latest fixes! Discuss bbPress 2.5.1
    John James Jacoby
  • bbPress 2.5 Released November 25, 2013 7:21 am
    Today the bbPress team is proud to release bbPress 2.5. bbPress 2.5 introduces forum subscriptions, allowing users to subscribe to new topics created in specific forums. It also comes with a swarm of new importers thanks to our newest core contributor, Stephen Edgar. There are improvements all around, including: BuddyPress Notifications integration, theme compatibility, internationalization, […]
    John James Jacoby
  • bbPress 2.4.1 Bug Fix Release October 11, 2013 12:32 am
    Available immediately is bbPress 2.4.1. This version of bbPress fixes seven bugs with bbPress 2.4: Fix forum status saving. (#2408) Fix widget settings saving. (#2319) Fix custom wp_title compatibility. (#2405) Fix search results custom permalink compatibility. (#2441) Fix custom user topics & replies pages. (#2448) Fix hierarchical reply handling in converter. (#2439) Go download bbPress […]
    John James Jacoby
  • Introducing Stephen Edgar October 10, 2013 6:48 pm
    Today, I’m excited to announce Stephen Edgar‘s contributions to bbPress are being recognized by him earning core commit access to the bbPress project. You should recognize Stephen as being a force in both the support forums and on Trac. He’s been hugely involved in developing and maintaining the multiple importers and converters that have been part […]
    John James Jacoby

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WordPress Development

  • Introducing plugin icons in the plugin installer August 21, 2014 7:11 pm
    WordPress 4.0 comes with a redesigned plugin installer. Just now we’ve added one of the finishing touches to this project — plugin icons. Plugin authors, If your plugin is compatible with WordPress 4.0, it only takes a few moments to change a readme “Tested up to:” value to 4.0. Compatibility information is prominently shown in the new plugin […]
    Andrew Nacin
  • GSoC update August 20, 2014 8:45 pm
    Monday was the “pencils down” date for GSoC, and here’s a post about what I have done so far. It’s all related to the editor, but it can be divided into three parts: work on core for the editor “views” and scrolling, work on the Editor Experiments plugin, which contains further enhancements and work on a […]
    Janneke Van Dorpe
  • All hands on deck for 4.0 Beta 4 and RC 1 August 13, 2014 4:13 pm
    We’ve been pushing really hard to get to a place where a final beta and then RC phase are appropriate for the 4.0 development cycle. This impacts a few things: The release date (currently scheduled for August 27, in just two short weeks). Finalizing help and about page text, and thus string freeze (and, therefore, […]
    Helen Hou-Sandi
  • GSoC Menu Customizer Update: Live-previewing Menus August 8, 2014 12:20 am
    I’ve finished implementing menu-previewing in the Menu Customizer plugin, building on the scalable approach to saving menus that I discussed in my last update. The entire Menus experience is now consolidated into a Menus panel in the Customizer, where you can preview your menus as you make changes. It’s really nice to have Menus easily accessible […]
    Nick Halsey
  • Proposed agenda for today’s dev chat * 3.9.2… August 6, 2014 7:42 pm
    Proposed agenda for today’s dev chat: 3.9.2 and 4.0 beta 3 are out: What’s left for beta 4 (likely to be the last)? What’s the timing on that and RC 1? 83 open tickets left for this release. Please propose any other items you might have in the comments.
    Helen Hou-Sandi
  • JSON REST API: Version 1.1.1 (Security Release) July 26, 2014 1:02 pm
    I’d like to announce the availability of version 1.1.1 of the JSON REST API. This is a security release for a minor security issue, however we recommend all users running 1.1 upgrade as soon as possible. This release only affects users running WP API on a domain with other (non-WordPress) software running. Using the JSONP […]
    Ryan McCue
  • For today’s dev chat let’s focus on issues… July 23, 2014 8:02 pm
    For today’s dev chat, let’s focus on issues being reported in beta, user testing, and what we need to work on in relation to these to get to the next beta. For reference, the first round of user testing on the media library grid view is up on Make UI.
    Helen Hou-Sandi
  • Dev chat summary for July 16, 9, and 2 July 18, 2014 6:37 am
    We haven’t posted weekly summaries in a bit, so here’s a summary of the last three dev chats. Beta 1: Shipped last Thursday, July 10. Feedback has been good so far. Beta 2: Planned for tonight, July 17. @azaozz updated TinyMCE prior to release. Pending a couple of changes (or not) that @nacin is looking at: #22023 + #5809 and cookies tied […]
    Helen Hou-Sandi
  • For today’s dev chat let’s check in on… July 16, 2014 7:49 pm
    For today’s dev chat, let’s check in on how we’re feeling about a beta 2, any blockers we might be seeing, and then do a scrub on tickets, particularly focusing on things that can be committed or punted. Please add any other agenda items in the comments.
    Helen Hou-Sandi
  • GSoC Menu Customizer Update: Scalable Menus July 15, 2014 3:15 pm
    Since my last GSoC update, I’ve spent a fair amount of time helping prepare the Customizer for 4.0 beta 1. But I’ve also continued working on the Menu Customizer and have a lot of progress to report. Add & Delete Menus You can now add new menus, via the “+ New Menu” section. Added menus […]
    Nick Halsey

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WP Recipes

  • 11 Professional Email Templates from ChocoTemplates – only $12 July 28, 2014 12:01 pm
    Having a nice, professional-looking email template can certainly increase your chances of member engagement. So jump on this Mighty Deal from ChocoTemplates now and you can get yourself 11 high-quality email templates to work with.
    Jean-Baptiste Jung
  • 24 Premium WordPress Tesla Themes (+ optional HTML Themes) – only $25 July 14, 2014 3:14 pm
    Sometimes we get deals that are so crazy popular, we just have to bring them back. That's happened with our Tesla Themes bundles in the past. Well, guess what. Not only are we bringing back this unbelievable premium WordPress Theme deal, but we're making it even bigger and even better than ever before.
    Jean-Baptiste Jung
  • Simplify WordPress With MotoPressContent Editor – only $9 June 23, 2014 12:48 pm
    How great is WordPress? The popular open-source CMS just has so many options available from different themes, templates, and plugins. The best part of all that is that everyone's working to improve the core product and make it even easier to use. If you find yourself often frustrated with the default editor that comes with WordPress, it could be time for a change. It could be time for MotoPress.
    Jean-Baptiste Jung
  • WPZOOM giveaway: 5 ZOOM Builder plugins to win!! May 15, 2014 2:31 pm
    Released last month, ZOOM Builder is an amazing plugin by WPZOOM. It allows you to build a layout by using only drag and drops. Today, I'm glad to announce our new giveaway where 5 winners will get a copy of this amazing plugin.
    Jean-Baptiste Jung
  • How to remove login shake effect when error occurs April 3, 2014 2:53 pm
    Don't like the "shake" effect which occurs each time a login error occurs? Here is a super easy snippet to remove it for good.
    Jean-Baptiste Jung
  • MightyDeals giveaway: 3 WordPress themes bundle to win March 27, 2014 10:15 am
    Long time with no giveaway here on WpRecipes! Today, my partners from MightyDeals are offering you the chance to win a bundle of 5 amazing WordPress themes. Just read, and join if you want to win!
    Jean-Baptiste Jung
  • WordPress tip: Bulk delete comments with a specific url March 14, 2014 3:54 pm
    Even if you're careful when approving new comments, sometimes you might just forget to visit the commenter url and detect a long time after that the linked site is spammy. Here is a very easy way to bulk delete all comments with a specific url, using a simple SQL query.
    Jean-Baptiste Jung
  • How to set the default image size in WordPress galleries March 11, 2014 4:07 pm
    By default, built-in WordPress galleries use the size "full" for the image but in some cases it's better set a different size. Here is an easy to use code snippet to set the default image size in your galleries.
    Jean-Baptiste Jung
  • How to change the title attribute of WordPress login logo February 21, 2014 12:51 pm
    This little snippet will change the title attribute text when you hover over the WordPress logo on the login page. Super easy and very useful when working on a site for a client.
    Jean-Baptiste Jung
  • Easily delete WordPress post revisions using your fuctions.php file February 10, 2014 4:35 pm
    Post revisions are super useful sometimes, but from time to time you might want to clean your database. Here's a super easy way to delete all posts revisions.
    Jean-Baptiste Jung

WebLog Tools Collection

  • I am taking my leave of Weblog Tools Collection, and thanks for everything! March 31, 2013 1:41 pm
    Not many of the present readers might know me very well, and that in part, is the reason that I have made the decision to transfer WLTC to more willing and presently capable hands. I am a stranger on my blog and the time has come for me to make sure that this blog, its contents and its knowledge are archived and preserved and maybe rejuvenated at a later time. I delved into blogging tools back in 2004 when I started my Masters degree in CS. I wanted some code to mess around with in my free time and everyone was talking about blogging. I looked into a variety of tools, built a small Linux server for myself at home, and installed a few of the tools that were freely available at that time. I had a heck of a time getting a hold of MT (Moveable Type, the most well-known name) and […]
    Mark Ghosh
  • Where to Find WordPress News March 31, 2013 12:05 am
    The landscape of news has changed so much over the last few years that news about a particular topic or platform is readily available to anyone within an instant. With WordPress, I imagine that could be one of the perks of powering over 16% of the web, but it’s true that news is becoming incredibly accessible. In short, news is everywhere. Speaking of WordPress in general, you can of course acquire official direct news from WordPress News, but you can also take a peak behind the curtain and follow news in the making at Make Though it’s only specific to the blogging platform, News is also worth watching for WordPress development news, as users often get access to new WordPress features before they’re released, so you’ll be able to try new features rather than just read about them. There’s more news than just direct official news, like I […]
  • WordPress Plugin Releases for 3/30 March 30, 2013 2:00 pm
    New plugins GC Message Box allows you to highlight your key message(s) in smart ways within articles and blog posts. Simple Social Icons allows you to insert social icons in any widget area. Stick It allows you to stick the navigation menu in any theme to the top of browser window. Updated plugins Jetpack allows you to supercharge your WordPress site with powerful features previously only available to users. Nav Menu Images enables uploading of images for nav menu items on the menu edit screen.
  • WordPress Theme Releases for 3/28 March 28, 2013 2:00 pm
    AirTime is a subtle and simple theme. FirmaSite is a responsive theme with BuddyPress and bbPress support. Stark Lite is a minimalist and simple theme.
  • WordPress Plugin Releases for 3/25 March 25, 2013 6:03 pm
    New plugins Easy Watermark automatically adds watermark to images when they are uploaded. Internet Defense League Cat Signal automatically loads either the modal or the banner Cat Signal when there is an active campaign from the Internet Defense League. Updated plugins BFT Autoresponder allows scheduling of automated autoresponder messages and managing a mailing list. Google Analytics Dashboard for WP will display Google Analytics data and statistics inside your Dashboard. WordPress MU Domain Mapping allows users of a WordPress MU site or WordPress 3.0 network to map their blog/site to another domain.
  • WordPress Theme Releases for 3/23 March 23, 2013 2:00 pm
    Memori Jingga is a responsive, clean, and simple theme. Rockers is a responsive theme with a clean design. Satu is an elegant single-column responsive theme.
  • WordCamp San Francisco 2013 Dates Announced March 22, 2013 10:24 pm
    The dates have been announced for WordCamp San Francisco 2013, an event which is often heralded as the annual WordPress conference. WordCamp San Francisco 2013 will be held on July 26 and 27 at the Mission Bay Conference Center with a Developer Hack Day on July 28. A list of speakers is not yet available, but they would like you to nominate your favorite past WordCamp speakers. Will you be attending WordCamp San Francisco this year?
  • WordPress Plugin Releases for 3/21 March 21, 2013 2:00 pm
    New plugins Google Adsense Dashboard for WP will display your Google Adsense earnings and related reports inside your Dashboard. Google Analytics Dashboard for WP will display Google Analytics data and statistics inside your Dashboard. Updated plugins Ad Code Manager allows you to manage your ad codes through the WordPress admin in a safe and easy way. BFT Autoresponder allows scheduling of automated autoresponder messages and managing a mailing list. CampTix Event Ticketing is an easy to use and flexible event ticketing plugin.
  • WordPress Theme Releases for 3/19 March 19, 2013 2:00 pm
    Cazuela is a neutral colored theme. Ilisa is a clean and minimal theme that can be easily used as a personal portfolio or a business website. Partition has a light, lively, colorful, yet professional and classic appearance.
  • WordPress Plugin Releases for 3/17 March 17, 2013 2:00 pm
    New plugins Barc Chat provides a simple yet feature rich chat room for your whole community to interact in real-time directly on your site. Get Directions is a flexible and responsive map plugin. Namaste! LMS is a learning management system for WordPress. Pinterest Verify Meta Tag simply inserts the Pinterest meta tag verification code to the correct section of your site. Updated plugins BackWPup allows you to backup your WordPress database, files, and more. Ooyala Video allows you to easily embed videos from the Ooyala Video Platform.
  • WordPress Theme Releases for 3/15 March 15, 2013 5:40 pm
    Ease is a simple red and white theme. Nomad is an attractive professional, business or blog theme with an unusual, very narrow orientation and design. Sensitive is fully responsive theme using Twitter Bootstrap and a Metro-styled accent. Visual is a dark minimalist theme for displaying photos and images.
  • WordPress 3.6 Release Delayed March 14, 2013 2:00 pm
    The impending release of WordPress 3.6 has been pushed back one more week to April 29. At this time, WordPress 3.6 is not yet feature complete (meaning that all intended new features have not been entirely finished), so the decision was made to push the first beta release back two weeks to March 27 and the final release back one week to April 29. This will allow the team time to focus on finalizing the in-progress new features so that they (and the brave folks who enjoy running beta software) can simply focus on testing and bug fixing rather than polishing up partial features.
  • WordPress Plugin Releases for 3/13 March 13, 2013 4:51 pm
    New plugins Easy Media Gallery is designed to display portfolios and various media types including gallery sets, single images, google maps, video, audio, and links with ease and elegance. ytlink provides a preview image for embedded YouTube videos. Updated plugins BackWPup allows you to backup your WordPress database, files, and more. Genericon’d enables easy use of the Genericons icon font set from within WordPress. Icons can be inserted using either HTML or a shortcode. Keyring provides a very hookable, completely customizable framework for connecting your WordPress site to an external service. WP All Import makes it easy to import any XML or CSV file into your WordPress site.
  • Do You Work From Home? March 12, 2013 2:00 pm
    There has been a lot of talk lately about working from home and maintaining a distributed workforce. Web-based software, like WordPress, Joomla, and Drupal, are taking over the publishing industry and allow you to work from anywhere with an internet connection. Though, even though they can be managed  from home, working from home and maintaining a distributed workforce is not yet broadly acknowledged in society as a successful and efficient alternative to working in an office. Despite working with software that doesn’t need to be tied to one specific workstation, you could still find yourself tied to a desk in cubicle. I work full-time for Automattic and have the pleasure of both working from home and setting my own hours. After all, I only need a browser, an email client, and IRC client, and Skype to do my job. A desk is nice, but there’s no one saying that said desk has to be […]
  • WordPress Theme Releases for 3/11 March 11, 2013 2:00 pm
    Attitude is a simple, clean, and responsive retina-ready theme. Catch Everest is a simple, clean, and responsive theme. Liberus is an ideal business related theme that is relatively simple and would suit any blog or website. Stitch is an elegant, modern theme with optional fixed header.

WordPress TV

  • Michael R. Hunter: How to Find, Choose, and Install The Best Theme For You! August 22, 2014 12:25 am
    Michael teaches beginner and intermediate WordPress users where to find, how to select, and how to install the best WordPress theme for their blog or website. He has created a 5 point checklist that anyone can use to measure the quality of any WordPress theme.
  • Pamela Coyle: WordPress 101 – Welcome to the World of WordPress August 22, 2014 12:25 am
    In the Universe of the Internet, WordPress occupies and important and growing space. This session covers what WP is and is not, the differences between and, and how frameworks/themes plus widgets and plugins fit into the picture. It talks a bit about the WordPress ecosystem, from its core and the company that runs it to third-party services and the world of support available. This opening session will be in plain language, by a WP user who is not a developer. Presentation Slides »
  • Jens Ahrengot Boddum: JavaScript og WordPress August 22, 2014 12:24 am
    De websites som trækker priser hos Webby, Creative Circle, The FWA og Awwwards, har de én ting til fælles: De bruger JavaScript for at gøre brugeroplevelsen flydende, hurtig og interaktiv. Jeg har udviklet flere prisvindende websites, som bruger en stor mængde JavaScript. På de 40 minutter vil vi kigge på nogle af mine cases, og hvordan jeg bruger JavaScript i mine WordPress-løsninger. Jeg vil også gennemgå, hvilke værktøjer jeg bruger, til at holde min kode skalerbar, overskuelig og sørge for, at performance er i top. Selv om oplæggets indhold er komplekst, vil jeg så vidt muligt holde mig til koncepter og eksempler, frem for at dykke ned i koden, så alle med basal forståelse for udvikling af WordPress-temaer kan være med. Er der efterfølgende spørgsmål, så fang mig i pausen efter mit oplæg, og jeg vil glædeligt uddybe den måde, jeg arbejder på. Presentation Slides »
  • Stanislav Kukučka: 10 vecí, ktoré skontrolovať po spustení webu August 22, 2014 12:24 am
    10 vecí, ktoré skontrolovať po spustení webu
  • Rebecca Haden: WordPress – When You Mean Business August 22, 2014 12:24 am
    WordPress is a CMS, a content management system. Anything you can do on a website, you can do on a WordPress website. WordPress allows you or your web firm to make quick, economical changes with your content without disturbing your design. The open source repository of plugins — pieces of software you can plug into your site — also allow you to have functionality that would be very expensive and time consuming if you had to have it built. Presentation Slides »
  • Connie Quist: WordPress og sikkerhed August 22, 2014 12:24 am
    Dansk-svenske Connie Quist sidder til dagligt med håndtering af kundernes sikkerhed hos Surftown. Gennem sit arbejde ser han ofte de nyeste tricks, som ondsindede hackere bruger til at overtage og misbruge bl.a. WordPress-sider. I sit oplæg vil Connie demonstrere en række simple tips og tricks, som hurtigt kan forbedre en WordPress-sides modstandsdygtighed mod hacking. Oplægget viser samtidig fordelene ved at sikre sin blog – og det er slet ikke så få, som man måske skulle tro. Presentation Slides »
  • Anton Stonor: Bedre søgekvalitet i WordPress med Elasticsearch August 22, 2014 12:23 am
    Den indbyggede søgefunktion i WordPress kommer somme tider til kort. Ikke altid dukker de mest relevante resultater frem først. I dette oplæg vil jeg vise, hvordan man kan forbedre søgeoplevelsen ved hjælp af Elasticsearch. Emner: Ranking, fuzzy search, auto suggest og indeksering af egne felter.
  • Russell Heimlich: Building August 22, 2014 12:23 am
    Speaker Russell Heimlich describes how he went about developing a new site design for the Pew Research site. Presentation Slides »
  • Cathrine Wind Fallesen: Responsivt design August 22, 2014 12:23 am
    Jeg er af den holdning, at man ikke længere kan frasige sig at lave et responsivt design, og min tilgang til det er nok mere konceptuelt og teoretisk, da jeg endnu ikke har meget erfaring med større implementeringer af denne holdning. Jeg kender dog til forskellige spændende frameworks, og giver et oplæg, der har et fundament i en mere grundlæggende responsiv forståelse, og understøttet med praktisk eksempler eller hjælpemidler, hovedsagligt med tanke på mindre projekter og nybegyndere. Jeg vil også debattere bedre tekniske løsninger i forhold til det responsive, hvis nogen ville have kommentarer til det. Presentation Slides »
  • Michael Bang: Sådan tjente jeg 1 million med WordPress August 22, 2014 12:22 am
    Michael Bang fortæller om, hvordan han har opbygget sin forretning på hjemmesider, der alle bygger på WordPress. Alene sidste år omsatte de samlet for ca. 1 million kroner.
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