This week’s been more energetic than ever in the world of WordPress and without further ado let’s dig in this week’s happenings.
WooCommerce Has Arrived, developed by the cool folks over at WooThemes, is a free WordPress e-commerce theme for WordPress. Fully equipped with an easy to use WooCommerce admin interface, reporting, coupons, product management, and much more. Check out the WooCommerce video below and grab your free WooCommerce download from the official page.
dev4press has released a great Preview of upcoming WordPress 3.3, going over improved menus and the fantastic pointers feature we’ve been quite excited about for weeks, drag and drop uploading and lots of other long-awaited features. WordPress 3.3 should be in beta anytime soon, follow the WordPress Development Feed and the WordPress Trac Timeline.
Have you ever thought about how great it would be to backup WordPress to your Dropbox? Fouad Matin has published a great screencast over at wptuts+ called Backing Up WordPress With Dropbox. It’s a short 10 minute tutorial, employing the wp Time Machine suitable for absolute WordPress beginners. The tutorial also provides step-by-step crontab setup instructions for automated backups (not with Dropbox though, which is still great).
Tom, from More Code, has written an excellent tutorial on How To Upload Files in WordPress Meta Boxes. A sweet and short, yet quite detailed, step-by-step instruction batch, with all the necessary code snippets will make sure that you get it right the first time. And speaking of tutorials, WPMU.org’s Sarah Gooding has compiled a nifty list of ten WordPress tutorials that have been published this September. So be sure to check them out too.
WordPress for iOS 2.9 has been released last Friday, which I’m sure you already knew, featuring Full Screen Editing and Text Formatting and some more goodies.
And another great article on wptuts+ by Connor Turnbull, on 12 Useful Customization And Branding Tweaks For The WordPress Dashboard. The article covers the login screen, dashboard menus, the Admin Bar, dashboard widgets, dashboard footers, notices, and more.
That’s it for this weekly roundup. Do let us know via twitter or the comments below if we missed something or you want us to look forward to next week. Don’t forget to subscribe. See you next week, same time, same place, same WordPress goodies.