Live News News

  • Quarterly Updates | Q2 2018 July 16, 2018 2:50 pm
    To keep everyone aware of big projects and efforts across WordPress contributor teams, I’ve reached out to each team’s listed representatives. I asked each of them to share their Top Priority (and when they hope for it to be completed), as well as their biggest Wins and Worries. Have questions? I’ve included a link to […]
  • Update on Gutenberg July 6, 2018 7:23 pm
    Progress on the Gutenberg project, the new content creating experience coming to WordPress, has come a long way. Since the start of the project, there have been 30 releases and 12 of those happened after WordCamp US 2017. In total since then, there have been 1,764 issues opened and 1,115 closed as of WordCamp Europe. […]
    Tammie Lister
  • WordPress 4.9.7 Security and Maintenance Release July 5, 2018 5:00 pm
    WordPress 4.9.7 is now available. This is a security and maintenance release for all versions since WordPress 3.7. We strongly encourage you to update your sites immediately. WordPress versions 4.9.6 and earlier are affected by a media issue that could potentially allow a user with certain capabilities to attempt to delete files outside the uploads […]
    Aaron D. Campbell
  • The Month in WordPress: June 2018 July 2, 2018 9:28 am
    With one of the two flagship WordCamp events taking place this month, as well as some important WordPress project announcements, there’s no shortage of news. Learn more about what happened in the WordPress community in June. Another Successful WordCamp Europe On June 14th, WordCamp Europe kicked off three days of learning and contributions in Belgrade. […]
    Hugh Lashbrooke
  • The Month in WordPress: May 2018 June 1, 2018 9:09 am
    This month saw two significant milestones in the WordPress community — the 15th anniversary of the project, and GDPR-related privacy tools coming to WordPress Core. Read on to find out more about this and everything else that happened in the WordPress community in May. Local Communities Celebrate the 15th Anniversary of WordPress Last Sunday, May […]
    Hugh Lashbrooke
  • Privacy Policy Updates May 25, 2018 8:06 am
    The privacy policy has been updated, hurray! While we weren’t able to remove all the long sentences, we hope you find the revisions make it easier to understand: how we collect and use data, how long the data we collect is retained, and how you can request a copy of the data you’ve shared […]
    Andrea Middleton
  • WordPress 4.9.6 Privacy and Maintenance Release May 17, 2018 7:21 pm
    WordPress 4.9.6 is now available. This is a privacy and maintenance release. We encourage you to update your sites to take advantage of the new privacy features. Privacy The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) takes effect on May 25. The GDPR requires companies and site owners to be transparent about how they collect, […]
    Allen Snook
  • The Month in WordPress: April 2018 May 2, 2018 8:30 am
    This past month saw a lot of preparation for upcoming events and releases across the WordPress project. Read on to find out more about these plans, and everything else that happened around the community in April. The WordPress 15th Anniversary is Coming On May 27 2018, WordPress will turn 15 years old — this is […]
    Hugh Lashbrooke
  • Celebrate the WordPress 15th Anniversary on May 27 April 20, 2018 9:07 pm
    May 27, 2018 is the 15th anniversary of the first WordPress release — and we can’t wait to celebrate! Party time! Join WordPress fans all over the world in celebrating the 15th Anniversary of WordPress by throwing your own party! Here’s how you can join in the fun: Check the WordPress 15th Anniversary website to see […]
    Andrea Middleton
  • GDPR Compliance Tools in WordPress April 12, 2018 8:11 pm
    GDPR compliance is an important consideration for all WordPress websites. The GDPR Compliance team is looking for help to test the privacy tools that are currently being developed in core.
    Andrew Ozz News

WordPress for iOS

  • WordPress for iOS: Version 6.4 August 26, 2016 12:27 pm
    Hi there, WordPress users! Version 6.4 of the WordPress for iOS app is now available in the App Store. What’s New: iPad Keyboard Shortcuts. Press down the command key on your... Continue reading →
  • WordPress for Android: Version 5.7 August 26, 2016 11:33 am
    Hello WordPress users! Version 5.7 of the WordPress for Android app is now available in the Google Play Store. New “Plans” section in My Site... Continue reading →
  • WordPress for Android: Version 5.6 July 27, 2016 6:51 am
    Hello WordPress users! Version 5.6 of the WordPress for Android app is now available in the Google Play Store. Related Posts in the Reader Discover... Continue reading →
  • WordPress for iOS: Version 6.3 July 16, 2016 9:12 pm
    Hi there, WordPress users! Version 6.3 of the WordPress for iOS app is now available in the App Store. What’s New: Access your site’s media library — even if WordPress... Continue reading →
  • WordPress for Android: Version 5.5 June 28, 2016 2:54 pm
    Visual Editor We’ve worked hard to bring a new editor to the app — it’s a complete rewrite designed to bring you a much smoother... Continue reading →
  • WordPress for Android: Version 5.4 June 1, 2016 11:53 am
    Hello WordPress users! Version 5.4 of the WordPress for Android app is now available in the Google Play Store. Gravatar update Did you just take a great selfie?... Continue reading →
  • WordPress for iOS: Version 6.2 May 25, 2016 6:05 am
    Hi there, WordPress users! Version 6.2 of the WordPress for iOS app is now available in the App Store. What’s New: Sharing just got easier! Post content from apps to... Continue reading →
  • WordPress for Android: Version 5.3 May 5, 2016 8:57 am
    Hello WordPress users! Version 5.3 of the WordPress for Android app is now available in the Google Play Store. Account Settings and App Settings We split the old... Continue reading →
  • WordPress for iOS: Version 6.1 April 25, 2016 1:30 pm
    Hi there, WordPress users! Version 6.1 of the WordPress for iOS app is now available in the App Store. What’s New: Get social on the go! and Jetpack-enabled bloggers... Continue reading →
  • WordPress for iOS: Call for beta testers April 21, 2016 12:35 pm
    Hello, WordPress users! We are launching a shiny, new TestFlight beta testing program for WordPress for iOS. If you yearn for the latest features, enjoy... Continue reading →

WordPress for Blackberry

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  • BuddyPress 3.1.0 Maintenance Release June 6, 2018 4:06 pm
    BuddyPress 3.1.0 is now available. This is a maintenance release that fixes 23 bugs and is a recommended upgrade for all BuddyPress installations. For more information, see the 3.1.0 milestone on BuddyPress Trac. Update to BuddyPress 3.1.0 today in your WordPress Dashboard, or by downloading from the plugin repository. Questions or comments? Check out […]
  • BuddyPress 3.0.0 “Apollo” May 18, 2018 12:23 am
    BuddyPress 3.0.0 “Apollo” is now available for immediate download from the plugin repository, or right from your WordPress Dashboard. “Apollo” focuses on various improvement for developers, site builders and site managers. Say hello to “Nouveau”! A bold reimagining of our legacy templates, Nouveau is our celebration of 10 years of BuddyPress! Nouveau delivers modern markup […]
    Paul Gibbs
  • BuddyPress 3.0 Beta 2 April 15, 2018 5:11 am
    It’s with a huge amount of pleasure and excitement that we’re announcing the Beta 2 release of BP 3.0 today ready for testing and feedback. BuddyPress 3.0 will be a major milestone release for us and one we’re all really excited about, it’s been a long time coming but finally we are close to releasing […]
    Hugo Ashmore
  • 10 years March 25, 2018 10:54 pm
    In 2008 (just 10 short years ago) Andy Peatling made the very first code-commit to the newly adopted BuddyPress project, joining bbPress, GlotPress, and BackPress at the time. As most of you can probably imagine, BuddyPress was a different piece of software back then, trying to solve a completely different decade’s worth of problems for a completely […]
  • BuddyPress 2.9.3 Security and Maintenance Release January 26, 2018 6:11 pm
    BuddyPress 2.9.3 is now available. This is a security and maintenance release. We strongly encourage all BuddyPress sites to upgrade as soon as possible. The 2.9.3 release addresses two security issues: A dynamic template loading feature could be used in some cases for unauthorized file execution and directory traversal. Reported by James Golovich. Some permissions […]
    Boone Gorges
  • BuddyPress 2018 Survey December 1, 2017 10:26 am
    What would you like BuddyPress to focus on in 2018? The core team has ideas of where BuddyPress can expand on and your input is important to harness the time and resources of an all-volunteer crew. The survey will take 10-15 minutes to complete. Be assured that we will not publish your name, email address, […]
  • BuddyPress 2.9.2 Security and Maintenance Release November 2, 2017 4:30 pm
    BuddyPress 2.9.2 is now available. This is a security and maintenance release. We strongly encourage all BuddyPress sites to upgrade as soon as possible. The 2.9.2 release addresses five security issues: A Cross Site Request Forgery (CSRF) vulnerability was fixed in the interface used by admins to perform certain actions related to sitewide notices. Reported […]
    Boone Gorges
  • BuddyPress 2.9.1 Security Release August 23, 2017 11:44 am
    BuddyPress 2.9.1 is now available. This is a security and maintenance release. We strongly encourage all BuddyPress sites to upgrade as soon as possible. We fixed two regressions introduced in 2.9: Groups: fix group description truncation length on group screen. Profiles: fix avatar quality when requesting avatar sizes larger than the user’s uploaded avatar. Importantly, […]
    Paul Gibbs
  • BuddyPress 2.9.0 – ‘La Lombarda’ July 31, 2017 9:39 pm
    BuddyPress is happy to announce the immediate availability of it’s latest release 2.9 ‘La Lombarda’ available for download or updatable from your WordPress install plugin directory. This release features a range of improvements and updates for both core functionality and templates. Amongst a range of improvements and enhancements: BP legacy templates are updated for aria […]
    Hugo Ashmore
  • BuddyPress 2.9.0 Release Candidate 1 July 14, 2017 12:57 pm
    Today sees BP 2.9.0 move to The final testing phase Release Candidate 1. This is the last chance to test out this release and report back any issues found before final release in approximately two weeks time. Any issues found can be reported to our trac ticket home , or raised on the support forum. […]
    Hugo Ashmore


  • bbPress 2.5.14 September 12, 2017 7:39 pm
    Today we are releasing bbPress 2.5.14, which fixes a few small bugs we’ve noticed since 2.5.13 was released, in particular we’ve fixed some incompatibilities when using PHP 7.1, an unexpected debug notice with the Topics & Replies widgets, and improved validation and sanitization of database properties with the forum converter. Also, remember that since bbPress […]
    Stephen Edgar
  • bbPress 2.5.13 July 18, 2017 8:17 pm
    Today we are releasing bbPress 2.5.13, which fixes a few small bugs we’ve noticed since 2.5.12 was released, and also adds some sanitization to anonymous user data that went missing from previous versions. If your site allows anonymous users (users without registered accounts) to create topics & replies in your forums, you’ll want to upgrade […]
  • bbPress 2.5.12 – Requires WordPress 4.7 December 9, 2016 8:02 am
    Oh, bother! Out now is bbPress 2.5.12, which fixes a bug for WordPress 4.7 users who did the right thing and updated to bbPress 2.5.11. Some of you may have noticed your bbPress menu items disappear – this release fixes that stinger. 🐝 2.5.12 officially bumps the minimum WordPress version requirement to 4.7 for all […]
  • bbPress 2.5.11 – Maintenance Release November 10, 2016 12:27 am
    bbPress 2.5.11 is out, and is a maintenance release for all previous 2.x versions. 2.5.11 includes support for the soon to be released WordPress 4.7. If you’re planning on updating to WordPress 4.7 right away, you’ll want to update to bbPress 2.5.11 immediately. If you’re using any version of bbPress 2.x and have not yet […]
  • bbPress 2.5.10 – Security Release July 13, 2016 4:06 pm
    bbPress 2.5.10 is out, and is a security release for all previous 2.x versions. 2.5.10 includes additional escaping on user display names in places where names & avatars are commonly displayed together. These changes are internal to bbPress and do not affect any third-party themes or modifications to bbPress template parts. If you are using […]
  • bbPress 2.5.9 – Security & Bugfix Release May 2, 2016 1:24 pm
    bbPress 2.5.9 is out, and is a security release for all previous 2.x versions. bbPress versions 2.5.8 and earlier are susceptible to a form of cross-site-scripting, due to the way users are linked to their profiles when they are mentioned in topics and replies. If you’re using any version of bbPress 2.x and have not yet updated, please […]
  • An update on bbPress 2.6 March 30, 2016 9:11 pm
    Hi everyone! The current major version of bbPress (2.5.x) has been going strong for about a year now, without any major blockages, problems, or breakage. If you helped make bbPress as great as it is, please pat yourself on the back… now. Stephen and I have been steadily improving and readying the next major version […]
  • 2015 bbPress Survey Results September 9, 2015 10:02 am
    This report presents the results of the 2015 bbPress Survey held from May 28 – July 10, 2014. Two hundred thirteen participants from forty-one countries completed the survey. Thank you all. Goal Guide the direction of bbPress plugin development in 2015. Objectives 1. Discover current and actual bbPress usage. 2. Gauge user interest in potential […]
  • bbPress 2.5.8 – Security Release July 13, 2015 5:53 pm
    bbPress 2.5.8 is out now, and it fixes several issues regarding user query parsing and hardening of ajax actions for logged out users for all previous bbPress 2.x installations. If you’re using any version of bbPress 2.x and have not yet updated, please do so right away. If you need help, please reach out in our support […]
    Stephen Edgar
  • 2015 bbPress Survey May 29, 2015 3:11 am
    bbPress has come a long way since it’s early days. We want it to be the best community and support forum software solution around, and your opinions & feedback are critical to achieving that goal. Last year, Mercime put together a survey that revealed many of the things you’d like bbPress to be, and this […]

Publisher blog

  • Preparing Plugins for the New WordPress Editor July 13, 2018 4:05 pm
    Our team is excited to see Gutenberg’s full integration into WordPress on the horizon. Our clients, partners, and colleagues are shipping useful, powerful projects with the new content editor everywhere you look. However, if you think back a few months, there was some initial anxiety around how we’d get our arms around a big bag […]
    Maeve Lander
  • Client Spotlight: Civil July 11, 2018 8:30 pm
    Civil is a new platform using the blockchain to support, distribute and protect journalism. Last month, Civil launched its “First Fleet” on VIP. A group of what will ultimately be 13 Newsrooms focused on local, international, investigative and policy journalism that received grants from Civil to be the first to officially publish on its […]
    Ben Bradley
  • Some Thoughts on The Capital Gazette July 6, 2018 8:10 pm
    Note: The following post was originally written and published for an internal audience here at VIP. Since Annapolis is my home, I wanted to share some thoughts on the tragedy in my community that occurred on June 28, 2018, since it has a ripple effect on our industry. On that day last week, I was at SRCCON […]
    Derek Stine
  • June VIP Roundup July 6, 2018 5:05 pm
    There are lots of summer launches across the VIP family to celebrate, including Rolling Stone, Civil‘s First Fleet, and top Venezuelan news site La Patilla. A bigger, better, and bolder WordCamp Europe brought news of the next steps and roadmap for the Gutenberg project. And we released the first building block in our focus on empowering […]
    Dave Coustan
  • Six Questions with Big Bite Creative July 5, 2018 7:16 pm
    This post series profiles each of our featured partner agencies. Big Bite Creative has been a VIP Partner since 2015 and has been building big with WordPress since 2011. They are based in the UK, and work with clients from around the world, like Penske Media Corporation, NewsCorp, DMG Media and Metro UK. What’s your agency’s […]
    Tamara Sanderson
  • Welcome LaterPay! June 25, 2018 4:15 pm
    We are excited to announce our latest technical integration, LaterPay! LaterPay offers publishers a frictionless deferred payment approach to monetization that saves users time and increases conversions. Instead of requiring upfront registration and payment – which derails over 98 percent of all intended purchases – LaterPay defers this process until customer purchases across websites reach […]
    Tamara Sanderson
  • WordCamp Europe in Belgrade: bigger, bolder and better than ever June 23, 2018 11:16 am
    More than 2,000 WordPress users, designers, developers and entrepreneurs, from across Europe and beyond, gathered in the Serbian capital, Belgrade last week for what proved to be the biggest WordPress event in history.
    Simon Dickson
  • A Command Line Interface (CLI) for your VIP Sites June 21, 2018 11:38 am
    We’re excited to announce VIP CLI, a new and direct way for developers to interact with applications hosted on VIP. We’re excited! We’re really looking forward to this CLI tool making our workflows much easier. We’re particularly pleased about the flexibility to adapt data sync to our sites, adding our own custom functionality to clean […]
    Nick Daugherty
  • Jumpstart your Testing and Transition Plans with Gutenberg Ramp June 13, 2018 2:25 pm
    Introducing Gutenberg Ramp, a plugin to help you complete your testing plans ahead of time and transition smoothly to the new editor, code named Gutenberg, coming to WordPress 5.0.
    Dave Coustan
  • May VIP Roundup June 8, 2018 12:54 pm
    There’s been a lot to celebrate in the enterprise WordPress world this month: WordPress celebrated its 15th birthday, Gutenberg introduced its plugin API, AMP for WordPress introduced Native AMP, and we hosted our seventh annual VIP Workshop! May’s update contains a host of new releases, partner updates, and envy-inducing summer event opportunities. Scroll on down […]
    Dave Coustan

WordPress Development

  • Dev Chat Summary: July 11, 2018 (4.9.8 Week 2) July 11, 2018 10:14 pm
    This post summarizes the weekly devchat meeting held Wednesday, July 11, 2018.
  • JavaScript chat summary – July 10th July 11, 2018 11:12 am
    Below is a summary of the discussion from this week’s JavaScript chat (agenda, Slack transcript). Participants: @abdullahramzan, @adamsilverstein, @aduth, @aristath, @atimmer, @gziolo, @herregroen, @hypest, Jorge Costa, @netweb, @omarreiss, @pento, @rheinardkorf, @schlessera, @westonruter, @westonruter Have a topic for discussion for the next meeting? Leave a suggested edit on next week’s agenda. wp.hooks namespace argument There was a […]
    Anton Timmermans
  • Dev Chat Agenda: July 11th (4.9.8 week 2) July 10, 2018 4:48 pm
    This is the agenda for the weekly devchat meeting on . Feedback from 4.9.7 Security and Maintenance Release 4.9.8 updates from release leads Updates from focus leads and component maintainers General announcements If you have anything to propose to add to the agenda or specific items related to the above, please leave a comment below. See you there!
    Jb Audras
  • Labeling Issues in the Gutenberg Project July 9, 2018 5:43 am
    Hello! I will be working closely with Gutenberg for the next several months and am really pleased to be here!! My WordPress username is designsimply and I go by sheri on Slack. Part of my work is centered around bug gardening where my goal is to scrub bugs to fit the project’s workflow in a […]
  • What’s New in Gutenberg? (6th July) July 6, 2018 5:48 pm
    This release generally completes our MVP feature set for the editor by adding inline images, block style variations, and a new columns approach. Switching focus to bugs, enhancements, compatibility, and API stability from now on. Worth noting that there’s people working on some more individual blocks (a few widgets and playlist) to be included when […]
    Matias Ventura
  • WordPress 4.9.7 July 5, 2018 5:00 pm
    WordPress 4.9.7 is now available. This maintenance and security release fixes 17 bugs. Download WordPress 4.9.7 or visit Dashboard → Updates and click “Update Now”. Sites that support automatic background updates are already beginning to update automatically. Thank you to everyone who contributed to WordPress 4.9.7: 1naveengiri, Aaron Jorbin, abdullahramzan, alejandroxlopez, Andrew Ozz, Arun, Birgir Erlendsson (birgire), BjornW, Boone Gorges, Brandon Kraft, Chetan Prajapati, David Herrera, Felix […]
    Aaron D. Campbell
  • Dev Chat Summary: July 4th (4.9.8 week 1) [updated] July 4, 2018 9:48 pm
    Please note: the previously scheduled 4.9.7 is now referred to as 4.9.8, since 4.9.7 has been released by the security team. This post summarizes the dev chat meeting from July 4th (agenda, Slack archive). @joemcgill @audrasjb, @antpb, and @Whitney are helping out with dev chats coordination while @jeffpaul is on holiday. 4.9.8 Details @pbiron and @joshuawold […]
    Jb Audras
  • 4.9.8 Schedule July 4, 2018 8:45 pm
    Note: This release was originally announced as 4.9.7.  Due to the 4.9.7 Security and Maintenance Release that rolled out on July 5, 2018 this release will now be 4.9.8. The primary focuses of the 4.9.8 release are: Introduce the Try Gutenberg callout ( #41316) Privacy fixes/enhancements The following is the current 4.9.8 release schedule: Important Dates Beta: July 17, […]
    Paul Biron
  • Dev Chat Agenda: July 4th (4.9.7 week 7) July 4, 2018 7:22 pm
    This is the agenda for the weekly devchat meeting on July, 4th at 20:00 UTC. 4.9.7 planning and general focus of the release Updates from focus leads and component maintainers General announcements If you have anything to propose to add to the agenda or specific items related to the above, please leave a comment below. See […]
    Jb Audras
  • JavaScript Chat Summary – July 3rd July 4, 2018 10:13 am
    Below is a summary of the discussion from this week’s JavaScript chat (agenda, Slack transcript). Participants: @abdullahramzan, @adamsilverstein, @aduth, @afercia, @atimmer, @bpayton, @euthelup, @gziolo, @herregroen, @lonelyvegan, Jorge Costa, @omarreiss, @nerrad, @netweb, @pento, @sharaz, @schlessera. Have a topic for discussion for the next meeting? Leave a suggested edit on next week’s agenda. Deprecation Strategy (Continued from last […]

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WP Recipes

  • How To Change The Default WordPress Media Uploads Folder September 25, 2017 12:34 pm
    WordPress used to have an option that allowed users to change the default path of the upload directory to use a custom path for media uploads. The option disappeared after the WordPress 3.5 update. The post How To Change The Default WordPress Media Uploads Folder appeared first on WPRecipes.
  • Downsize your WordPress database by removing transients December 29, 2015 7:16 pm
    Transients are a simple and standardized way of temporarily storing cached data in the database by giving it a custom name and a timeframe after which it will expire and be deleted. But sometimes, transients set by WP and countless plugins can take a lot of space in your database. Using a simple SQL query, you can easily getting rid of them. The post Downsize your WordPress database by removing transients appeared first on WPRecipes.
  • WordPress tip: move all JavaScript files to the footer automatically December 23, 2015 2:51 pm
    In order to improve the loading time of your WordPress blog, it is recommended that you move JavaScript files to the bottom of your HTML documents. Unfortunately, it isn't always as easy as it seems, especially when using some plugins who inject code in the header. Here's a simple solution to automatically move all JavaScript files to the bottom. The post WordPress tip: move all JavaScript files to the footer automatically appeared first on WPRecipes.
  • WordPress tip: How to display a disclaimer on posts older than one year December 16, 2015 1:15 pm
    When you're blogging, it can be a good idea to display a warning to your visitors stating that they are currently reading an old post which might not be up to date. Here's an out-of-the-box solution to do it. The post WordPress tip: How to display a disclaimer on posts older than one year appeared first on WPRecipes.
  • How to pre-populate WordPress editor with default content December 8, 2015 12:35 pm
    If you're often writing the same kind of post (articles, lists, code snippets, etc) you may find very useful to pre-populate the WordPress editor with some custom content. Here's a super easy code snippet to do it. The post How to pre-populate WordPress editor with default content appeared first on WPRecipes.
  • WordPress shortcode to display user registration date December 3, 2015 6:30 pm
    If your site offers the possibility for users to register, you might at some point want to be able to display users' registration date. Here's a super simple code snippet to create a WordPress shortcode that will display registration date of a specific user. The post WordPress shortcode to display user registration date appeared first on WPRecipes.
  • How to disable content editor for a specific page template November 30, 2015 5:18 pm
    When adding a meta box to a page in WordPress, you might want to disable the default editor. Simply drop this snippet in your theme's functions.php file to disable the editor for a specific page template. The post How to disable content editor for a specific page template appeared first on WPRecipes.
  • WordPress hack: Show all active plugins August 3, 2015 11:55 am
    For maintenance or any other purposes, you might want to be able to know what plugins are currently active on a specific WordPress install. Here's a handy snippet to get a list of active plugins in a matter of seconds. The post WordPress hack: Show all active plugins appeared first on WPRecipes.
  • WordPress tip: Modify any role name to fit your needs September 15, 2014 11:38 am
    Have you ever wanted to change the default role names (Administrator, Editor, Author, Contributor, Subscriber) within WordPress? Here is a super useful snippet to do so. The post WordPress tip: Modify any role name to fit your needs appeared first on WPRecipes.
  • 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. The post How to remove login shake effect when error occurs appeared first on WPRecipes.

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

  • Genki Taniguchi: WordPressを始めよう。サーバーのこと教えて! July 17, 2018 8:53 am
    Hosting is one of the things you cannot skip thinking when starting a WordPress website. Beginners can be overwhelmed by the terms shared hosting, VPS, and AWS. In this session, Genki will share the basic knowledge of the servers, and guide you to choose the right ones depending your project. WordPressを始める上で、切っても切れないサーバー選び。レンタルサーバー?VPS?AWS?初心者は何から始めたらいいのか、どこをみて選んだらいいのか。ポートの設定やSSLのセットアップなど、サーバー選びからWordPressをインストールするまで気をつけることをサーバー会社の中の人がご紹介します。
  • Fumiki Takahashi, Naoko Takano: 15周年記念・WordPressでできること大全 July 17, 2018 8:52 am
    In these history 15 years, WordPress has grown and changed. It’s not only a blogging tool anymore. The world is using it as CMS and an Application Framework, and we are witnessing various kinds and sizes of businesses are running interesting projects with WordPress. In this session, Naoko and Fumiki will show off the most fabulous and advanced WordPress use, and will stimulate the audience so that they can have our goals for the future. WordPressも15歳を迎え大きく成長しました。単なる「ブログツール」から「CMS」そして「アプリケーションプラットフォーム」と呼び名も変わり、ビジネスの規模や種類も注目すべき事例がたくさん見つかります。いまやECやSNSなどなんでも来い。あなたの知るあの大手メディアがWordPressだったり、「え? これWordPressなの?」という事例もたくさんあります。 このセッションではWordPress事情に精通した2人が初心者から専門家まであっと驚く事例を大量に紹介します。この15年でWordPressが変わったように、あなたも大きく変われるかも? WordPressユーザーがリアルな目標を見つけられるようなセッションにします。
  • Haruna Ooki, Naoko Murakami: もっと知りたいWordPress 〜基本からビジョンまで、実行委員になんでも聞いちゃうよ〜 July 17, 2018 7:14 am
    Everything from the basic to the philosophy of the WordPress software and project. Q&A style session organized by the Organizing team. WordPressにまつわる様々な疑問をWordCamp 男木島の実行委員にインタビュー!Q&A形式で分かりやすくお届けします。
  • Junko Nukaga: 離島でも生きられる-男木島図書館におけるWordPress活用事例 July 17, 2018 7:08 am
    Ogijima, a island of 160 residents. Junko will share how she used WordPress to run and promote the activity of a private library in Ogijima. 人口160人の島、男木島。そこで開館して2年半がたった男木島図書館。小さな島で私設図書館を作るため、運営していくためのWordPressの活用術をお伝えします。それは島の図書館だけではなく場所を選ばず何かを作りたい方への参考になるのではないかと思います。
  • Hiroki Saiki: 明日からできる自作テーマ・受託プロジェクトのアクセシビリティ入門2018 July 17, 2018 6:15 am
    Despite the enforcement of the “Act for Eliminating Discrimination Against People with Disabilities,” the actual workflow of web development has not, unfortunately, implemented the requirements properly. People find difficulty in changing how they develop things, due to various reasons. In this session Hiroki will share the best-practices in team development and theme coding, so that the audience can see it’s not a special and difficult task to implement them. 一昨年の障害者差別解消法の施行以後、Webアクセシビリティに関する情報を日々目にするようになりました。では、それがWeb制作の現場に反映されているかというと、残念ながらまだまだと言わざるを得ません。いろいろな要因はあるにせよ、どうやらWebアクセシビリティの導入には高い障壁があるようです。 本セッションでは、WordPressの自作テーマ制作やプロジェクト進行のアクセシビリティ対応のポイントを挙げながら、参加者(=制作者)にとってアクセシビリティ対応が特別なことではなく、難しいことでもないと認知していただくとともに、まずは簡単に対応でき、日々の制作に活かせる情報をお伝えすることを目的とします。Presentation Slides »
  • Sinoun Chea: 10 Awesome Divi Features You Probably Didn’t Know About July 16, 2018 10:21 am
    Divi by Elegant Themes is hands down one of the best themes ever made for WordPress. It is incredibly powerful, flexible, and easy to use. Because it is the ultimate theme, there are a lot of features that you might have missed. I will go through 10 useful and cool Divi theme features that are hidden in plain sight. Take your Divi knowledge and usage to the next level!
  • Birgit Pauli-Haack, Miriam Goldman, Nakeesha Charles, Natalia Real, Tessa Kriesel: Women in WordPress Panel July 16, 2018 10:13 am
    The Women in WordPress panel brings together a diverse group of women from across North America for an honest discussion. Aiming to inspire encourage he WordPress community, but women in particular, the panelists will discuss their achievements, struggles, and give advice to those just starting out. They will also talk about how men can be better allies to women overall, but especially to those who are just starting out their WordPress journey, whether in development, design, marketing, or blogging.
  • Kevin Killingsworth – Gutenberg: What You Need To Know July 16, 2018 7:16 am
    Gutenberg is the next editor for WordPress. Designed from the ground up for usability, it brings big wins for users of WordPress along with some great possibilities for plugin and theme developers. Simplifying shortcodes and visual editing are just the beginning! See what is possible with the Gutenberg editor today and where the future can lead! Kevin will lead you through a jaunt of how to use Gutenberg right now, and show how you can get involved today!Presentation Slides »
  • Alex Riddle: Local SEO: Steps for Ranking Success July 16, 2018 7:04 am
    Looking to drive more walk-ins, leads, and phone calls to you or your clients local business? You’ll see how to select profitable keywords that get you more business; tips and tricks to getting more online reviews; the most common local SEO mistakes + ways to avoid them; how to get found in mobile search results; and how to get an easy to measure ROI from your SEO while spending as little time as possible.Presentation Slides »
  • Josh Pollock: Gutenberg Block Basics July 15, 2018 10:45 pm
  • Kimberly Norris : Designing for Accessibility and Illiteracy July 15, 2018 5:40 pm
    According to the U.S. Department of Education and the National Institute of Literacy, 21 percent of adults in the U.S. read below a 5th grade level. While we are making great strides towards a web that is accessible to everyone, this population still remains largely under-served. How can we modify our understanding of “digital a11y” to include users with literacy challenges? This session will begin with a broad discussion of accessibility, for those who may be new to the topic, and then move into what we can do to meet the needs of specific users, with a focus on those who can’t read, read poorly, or read English as a second language. Participants will engage in a series of exercises designed to illustrate the importance of website accessibility, build empathy and understanding for multiple user communities, and develop skills to make more useful websites.Presentation Slides »
  • Juan Pablo Jaramillo: WordPress development with Docker: creación rápida y sencilla de ambientes de desarrollo July 13, 2018 10:22 pm
  • Bobby Bryant, Kevin Langley Jr.: Modern JS with ES6 July 13, 2018 7:23 pm
    This talk is geared towards getting people up to speed with how Modern Javascript works. The bulk of this talk will be used to cover the newer Javascript syntax, since that syntax will be used in the following React Talks. The Modern JS talk will also cover how to navigate the board Javascript ecosystem, and we will be touching on topics such as Node, NPM, and some of the various build tools that exist. Additionally, we will discuss some more advanced Javascript topics like Async Programming, and building modular Javascript applications.Presentation Slides »
  • Aaron Campbell: Succeeding as an Introvert July 13, 2018 7:00 pm
    It can be challenging to be an introvert in a world built for extroverts. A lot of introverts have been told at some point in their career to “be more extroverted”, as though introversion is bad — but it’s not bad, and being an extrovert is certainly not required for success. Learn about the science behind introversion and extroversion and what advantages each has in today’s workplace. Then find out how Aaron has learned to leverage the strengths of his introversion as well as what he does to help him navigate the parts of the WordPress community and his career that are harder for him as an introvert.Presentation Slides »
  • Nela Dunato: The Human-Centered Brand July 13, 2018 2:36 pm
    Branding advice for corporations and startups doesn’t work for service-oriented businesses, such as freelancers and agencies. Human centered branding excels where corporate and personal branding both fall short. In this talk, you’ll get practical tips on how to grow a relationship-focused business with an authentic brand that you not only put on during the working hours, but are able to live by 24/7.Presentation Slides »
  • Javi Díaz: Diseño web July 13, 2018 5:41 am
    El creativo digital Javi Díaz nos presenta esta charla PechaKucha sobre Diseño web. ¿Cuáles son las mejores herramientas de diseño? ¿De dónde puedo sacar las mejores tipografías? ¿Qué programa trabaja mejor los colores? ¿Dónde puedo encontrar fotografías gratuitas de calidad?Presentation Slides »
  • Javier Casares: WordPress y PHP July 13, 2018 5:38 am
    Javier Casares, experto en WordPress, nos presenta una charla PechaKucha sobre WordPress y PHP, su lenguaje de programación y sus diferentes versiones. Actualmente existen 4 ramas diferentes de PHP, la 5.6, la 7.0, la 7.1 y la 7.2.Presentation Slides »
  • Estela Franco: SEO para WordPress. Deja de perder el tiempo con Yoast July 13, 2018 5:37 am
    Estela Franco, especialista en SEO, nos presenta una charla PechaKucha sobre la potencia del SEO para WordPress y la obsolescencia de Yoast. ¿Es más importante crear webs en base al SEO o pensando en nuestra audiencia final? Franco nos revela los secretos del Search Engine Optimization.Presentation Slides »
  • JuanKa Díaz: WPO en WordPress, muy rápido! July 13, 2018 5:33 am
    Juanka Díaz, diseñador web y desarrollador front end, nos presenta una charla PechaKucha sobre Web Performance Optimization, es decir, el conjunto de técnicas para analizar, proponer y desarrollar cambios relacionados con la optimización de la velocidad de carga de una web y de la experiencia de usuario.Presentation Slides »
  • Raquel Landefeld: On Building Community From Twitter to #IRL July 13, 2018 5:26 am
    This talk will provide examples and how-tos on the community building in real life. We will go into social media platforms and how it’s a start, but then we’ll dive deeper into IRL engagement; What does this look like? How can one start? Also, this talk will go into the importance of community & how intentionally building community will directly affect the social trajectory of our neighborhoods all the way up to our nation.
  • Ben Greeley: Taming the WP Options Table July 12, 2018 2:04 pm
    The wp_options database table is the center of all WordPress websites. It stores critical site data and is used on nearly every page in WordPress. However, it’s also very easy for the wp_options table to slow your site to a grinding halt. This talk will review best practices for keeping your wp_options table in check to keep your site performant.Presentation Slides »
  • K Adam White: What We Forget to Test July 12, 2018 2:04 pm
    Our project has 100% test coverage; we have end-to-end tests, unit tests, manual testing scripts—and my colleague can’t get any of it working!? Poorly-written issues or out-of-date local installation steps can ruin a project, but when we think of testing we forget about the processes that surround our code. So how can we hold our workflows, onboarding steps and communication to the same rigorous standards of quality as our codebases? By applying that mentality to the issue trackers, READMEs and wikis we already have, we can save ourselves and our teams from communication and process errors and get back to making websites!Presentation Slides »
  • Sven Lehnert: How to Create User Generated Content for Your WordPress Website and Business July 12, 2018 10:30 am
    First off, what exactly is user generated content (UGC)? This is content that is created by your customers. It can be anything – a blog post, product reviews, photos, videos or comments. Content marketing is currently a top marketing strategy for most businesses. A report by Demand Gen shows that 47% of customers surveyed will read about three to five pieces of content prior before they consider reaching out to a company to get its products or services. In this talk I want to cover the different strengthen of UGC and how to make use of it for your site and buissenes.Presentation Slides »
  • Libby Barker, Michael Selander: Press, Publish, React July 12, 2018 9:18 am
    Use of a decoupled CMS is an exciting approach that allows teams to maintain the WordPress admin while embracing frontend experiences that are engaging and flexible. The incorporation of the WordPress REST API into core now makes this possible. But can this be achieved on an enterprise scale? In 2016, Human Made engaged in a project dedicated to realizing these possibilities. The goal was to create a fully decoupled WordPress admin leveraging a React front end. The technical challenges included API challenges, caching, themeing in PHP & React, and more. This session focuses on the logistical considerations taken to meet the challenge of creating a holistic WordPress/React product.
  • Christie Chirinos: Financial Forecasting for WordPress Product Businesses July 12, 2018 9:18 am
    Planning allows you to grow strategically, be prepared for setbacks, and prioritize your time. Would you be surprised if I told you that that’s also the definition of financial forecasting? In this talk, we’ll take some really complicated topics in the world of financial forecasting and break them down into ultra-simple ideas using contexts that we, as developers or marketers, actually understand. You will walk away being able to define qualitative vs. quantitative forecasting, the Delphi method, regression-based analysis, moving averages and exponential smoothing, but all in the context of WordPress business-specific applications.Presentation Slides »
  • Hajj Flemings: Rebrand Cities: Crushing the Digital Divide One Website at a Time July 12, 2018 8:21 am
    There are 28 Million small businesses that drive the American economy, 46% of small businesses have no websites. Cities are collections of neighborhoods – and neighborhoods are powered by small business. From coffee shop owners to fitness instructors the people we see in storefronts are building and reinforcing the unique character of our cities. Come listen to how and local independent developers are telling the stories of local small businesses in 2-hour increments. Come and join the revolution.Presentation Slides »
  • David Needham: Intro to Drupal (for WP folks) July 12, 2018 6:40 am
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  • Joost de Valk: Technical SEO to grow your WordPress business July 12, 2018 6:39 am
    Are you a developer who builds websites, large or small? Are your clients asking hard questions about Google, or are some of their sites not ranking as well as they’d wish? In this talk, aimed at WordPress developers, I’ll teach you how to incorporate SEO into every part of the website development flow, to make sure you’re on the right side of these discussions. By asking the right questions during all the phases of a website’s development process, you can make sure the website will rank. You can also use these questions to land yourself the job if you’re still in the proposal phase.
  • Felix Arntz: Capability-Driven Development July 11, 2018 2:24 pm
    Protecting your plugin functionality with specific capability checks using the Capabilities API should be a best practice, but it is still one of the most underused parts of WordPress core. Using the API allows for granular access management by developers using the plugin, and may even prevent security holes. This session explains how to use the API by looking at examples and diving in deeper from there, both from the view of a plugin developer as well as of an external developer who needs to tweak a third-party plugin. As another practical example, some of the upcoming improvements to capabilities in WordPress core itself are revealed, so that you are aware of what’s on the horizon.Presentation Slides »
  • Francesco Canovi, Marco Chiesi: Once upon a time, there was a plugin… July 11, 2018 8:45 am
    Everyone has a unique story on WordPress. This is the story of a popular plugin (900k+ active installs and 6+ million downloads), but it is also the story of its authors. The butterfly effect applied to open source: how a simple and free plugin can significantly improve your business perspective.Presentation Slides »
  • Cate Huston: The State of WordPress Mobile July 11, 2018 7:10 am
    Did you know that there are native apps on iOS and Android that support all WordPress sites? Come and learn about how we’re approaching Gutenberg native on top of Aztec – our all-new-all-native editors, improving the media experience and #bettertogether. We’ll take a lightening tour through recent improvements, the current roadmap, and explain why mobile developers are so obsessed with APIs.Presentation Slides »
  • Lenora Porter: How To Use Design Tools To Improve Your Workflow July 10, 2018 9:41 am
    The lines between designers and developers are starting to blur. With the addition of tools like Sketch, Zeplin, Invision, and many others, we can improve our workflow and develop with record speed. Whether that’s designing a quick website as a freelancer, working with designers as a contractor, or simply prototyping your startup idea, these tools will help you translate your thoughts, improve your workflow, and essentially, communicate effectively. Topics: What is Sketch The benefits of using Sketch as a developer How Sketch Plugins speed up and streamline developmentPresentation Slides »
  • Lee Drozak: Workflow for Your WordPress Project…Planning to Launch July 10, 2018 9:39 am
    WordPress projects can quickly derail into a series of scope creep items, frustrations, and missing clients. Having a simple and streamlined process to get information from the customer, gathering adequate feedback and keeping your project on task requires some easy adjustments to your process. Stop struggling with bad clients, projects that never end and designing websites to creating a whole experience that will turn nightmare clients into brand ambassadors. Running a WordPress design business is hard work, and there’s more to it than just making websites. Lee has put together real action steps that will take you from welcoming your new client to following up with your happy clients and your new referral sources.
  • Bobby Bryant: Javascript Beyond jQuery July 10, 2018 9:35 am
    His talk will cover core Javascript concepts which can often be overlooked when simply writing jQuery. In order to move beyond jQuery, this talk will first demystify how jQuery actually works at a fundamental level. To do this we will build our own MVP version of jQuery. Next this talk will cover other core JS concepts to provide a well rounded base before moving into the next talk (Modern JS). Some of the topics we will be touching on are the prototype, higher order functions, and various ways to create objects.Presentation Slides »
  • Bobby Bryant: Introduction to React July 10, 2018 9:32 am
    This talk will teach you the very basics of using React. We will be covering things like basic component creation, rendering React to the DOM, and basic state management. We will also have a brief discussion about some of the core concepts behind React. Such as the virtual dom, and functional programming. At the end of this talk users will have the required knowledge to build a simple React Application. This talk will also include a number of practical examples, and those in attendance will be able to demo the examples using free online tools such as codesandbox.Presentation Slides »
  • Mary Baum: CSS Grid July 10, 2018 9:25 am
    Are you thinking about CSS grids for your layouts? Browser support is just about here. I’ve been looking hard at the work of Jen Simmons and Rachel Andrew, the two people writing most of the material to teach us designer/dev types what we need to know to start using this new spec. And thanks to some time I’ve spent playing on CodePen, I think I’m ready to use grids in WordPress! So let’s look at: - WHAT CSS grids are. - WHERE it makes sense to use them. - HOW they help us make previously tough problems solve themselves. - WHY grids are not just great for symmetrical layouts – but also wildly asymmetrical ones as well. - And I’ll see you on the grid!Presentation Slides »
  • Ben Meredith: How To Hire and Keep Remote Workers Who Rock July 10, 2018 9:20 am
    Are you looking to hire remote workers to scale your business? Want to find cream-of-the-crop developers, support reps, or others? Ben is the Senior Support Technician at WordImpress and was their first full-time remote hire. Come to this talk to hear from the employee’s perspective how the team at WordImpress has gone above and beyond to support him and make him not just feel like a part of the team — actually make him a part of it. This talk, geared toward WordPress agency owners and HR folks, will cover the following topics: - The fastest way to burn out remote workers and how to avoid it. - The one non-negotiable quality to look for in a remote worker. - Tools to effectively manage remote employees without micromanaging them. Plus come for the one key thing you are forgetting to look for in applicants to work remotely.Presentation Slides »
  • Jadon Naas: JavaScript! What is it good for? July 10, 2018 9:16 am
    Matt Mullenweg himself challenged the WordPress community to learn JavaScript deeply. WordPress is maturing into a full-featured platform for developing single-page and event-driven web applications using JavaScript and the WordPress REST API. WordPress is fully capable of supporting developers looking to add AJAX behaviors to their existing plugins, themes, and websites. We’ll examine some methodologies to deploy the REST API in event-driven applications. We’ll discuss how developers can add AJAX behaviors to their plugins, themes, or websites. For developers interested in building entire custom applications with the data management and user controls WordPress provides, we’ll talk how this can be done. During this talk, we’ll also touch on how libraries like React.JS (Facebook) are rapidly maturing and can be utilized with WordPress for front-end application development.
  • Tiffany Kuchta: Using Varnish Cache with WordPress July 10, 2018 9:15 am
    Make your WordPress site fly with this one weird trick…except it’s more than one trick, and it’s only weird until you learn how it works. Varnish Cache can speed up information delivery by a factor of several hundred and earn you the coveted “A” in the TTFB column. This talk will provide an overview of Varnish Cache, what it is and how it works. Then we’ll explore setup and the ways you can integrate Varnish with simple WordPress sites before discussing more complex implementations, strategies for handling state, Edge Side Includes and other neat things Varnish does. HTTPS? Glad you asked. We’ll talk about that too.Presentation Slides »
  • Rene Morozowich: Your New BFFs: The WordPress Core Tables + the MySQL Database July 10, 2018 9:07 am
    You’re a rockstar with the front end and the WordPress admin, but the back end is… a mystery. Ever wonder what happens when you create a user or save a post? Where does the data go? Let’s dive in to the MySQL database via phpMyAdmin. We’ll explore the WordPress core tables and investigate the fields to see how the data is stored. We’ll also touch on optimizing your tables and creating database backups without a plugin.Presentation Slides »
  • Nara Kasbergen: Empathy As A Service: Supporting Mental Health in the Tech Workplace July 10, 2018 9:03 am
    This talk will begin with an overview of key statistics about mental illness, followed by the efforts of the non-profit organization Open Sourcing Mental Illness to gather more data about mental health in the tech industry, the ALGEE action plan taught by the Mental Health First Aid training course, and finally conclude with ideas and strategies for making our tech workplaces more accommodating and inclusive.Presentation Slides »
  • Kevin Hoffman: Succeeding In Spite of Ourselves July 10, 2018 8:53 am
    Have you ever wondered why the same behaviors that come naturally to some individuals are incredibly difficult for others? Many web professionals blog daily and constantly interact with the community. Others go through their entire careers in isolation and take seven years to write a single blog post. The difference lies in a combination of our beliefs and our thresholds. In this talk, I’ll recount my journey of identifying thresholds and overcoming them in order to realize the behaviors that I’ve long known needed to happen.Presentation Slides »
  • Sean Blakeley: When to use the API July 10, 2018 5:59 am
    As the WordPress API matures, this is an important moment to take stock and consider the best use-cases. We’ll briefly take a bird-eye view of the API, before deep-diving into different ways the API has been deployed. We’ll see an examples of the API as an integration tool for running dual CMSs, as a public-facing queryable dataset, as a big data visualisation tool and as a way to share large sets of data. Along the way, I’ll share ways to make your API implementation more efficient – and share some of the pitfalls and mistakes we’ve made. We’ll take a look at decoupling both the frontend and backend of WordPress – and answer the obvious question – why continuing using WordPress?
  • Maura Teal: The Balancing Act of Caching in WordPress July 10, 2018 5:59 am
    Utilizing caching mechanisms in a WordPress product is a balancing act: what remote calls are cacheable, what queries are slow and only occasionally needed, and how will it all impact the end user? In some cases we can set up our environment for a base level of performance, and in others we’ll need to balance data storage (like autoloaded options) and other background processes so they take the overall environment into consideration. I’ll be including my own experiences as a web developer working on a large-scale WordPress multisite as well as sharing the perspective from a hosting company’s point of view.Presentation Slides »
  • Adam Silverstein: JavaScript APIs in WordPress July 9, 2018 5:10 pm
    We will explore the existing major JavaScript API’s including wp.api – the bundled REST API client, wp.customize the improved JavaScript Customizer API, wp.codeEditor – the new code editor built into WordPress; wp.heartbeat – a powerful and easy client/server synchronization API; and – to leverage the media modal. We’ll also explore the future of WordPress JavaScript and look at the JavaScript APIs coming to WordPress including the APIs exposed by Gutenberg, and the WordPress npm packages including wp.hooks – JavaScript actions and filters matching the PHP versions.
  • Marieke van de Rakt: Improving your internal linking structure July 9, 2018 4:07 pm
    If you do not structure your website neatly, your visitors will get lost and Google will get lost. You have to tell Google which posts are most important, otherwise, all of your posts will be competing for attention. In order to overcome this problem, you’ll need a kickass internal linking structure. So what can you do to avoid your site structure becoming an issue? In this talk, I will go into 5 ways to improve your internal linking structure and with it, your SEO! 1. Decide upon cornerstones 2. Link from tail to head 3. Regularly evaluate categories 4. Use tags (but not too many) 5. Identify and solve orphaned content
  • Creating Content To Build Your Brand – Anthony Miyazaki July 9, 2018 1:50 pm
    Titles and experience are not important. What matters is our ability to help other peolple to achieve their goals, and our willingness to get the job done.Presentation Slides »
  • Matías Ventura: Beyond Gutenberg July 9, 2018 9:28 am
    This talk explores the principles behind some of the original decisions behind Gutenberg. What does it mean to build around HTML and treating the user’s content as the privileged actor? How does Gutenberg work internally to power the editing experience? This talk dives on the technical side of the project and its implications for democratizing publishing.Presentation Slides »
  • Roxana Colorado: Creating Your Hive July 9, 2018 5:27 am
    Never build your business alone. During this lightning session freelancers and entrepreneurs will learn how to create a profitable business by mastering the art of recruiting and managing talent without a budget.
  • Tonya Burge – How to use Instagram to generate leads and new clients. July 9, 2018 5:24 am
    * How to use Instagram to get leads and customers in 2018! * 5 Most common Instagram mistakes business owners make and how to avoid them. * Tips for growing followers and engagement. * How to use Instagram to get traffic to your website or blog! * How to create a bio that gets discovered. * How to use Direct Messages to start conversations. * How to attract your target audience and more!

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