WordCamp Boston was back in July and unfortunately we were unable to attend or cover the event. Fortunately though, the videos from most of the sessions are available at WordPress.tv and in this post we’ll embed the most exciting ones from over 40 videos. Permalink
The WordPress theme development market has grown incredibly in the past few years and with so many companies and freelancers around, how do you stand out? In this post we bring you five tips on how to make your theme easier to use, avoid frustrating customers, use WordPress to the max and provide better and cleaner code for WordPress developers. Permalink
Howdy. Seems like only yesterday did our WordPress Weekly Roundup air, yet a whole week has rushed by delivering lots of interesting content and ideas revolving around WordPress and its communities. Permalink
It’s been quite a while since our last plugin giveaway, and we’ve finally stumbled upon a nifty little plugin to get attached to your day. There comes a time in our lives when we require or are required to display some attachments in our WordPress posts. Of course hotlinking from the WordPress Media section or Dropbox may help, but what if you want nicely structured borders around a list of attachments? Copy and paste the code from a previous post? Permalink
In my previous post on How WordPress Boots Up we went over half of the bootup process up to the point where WordPress wp-settings.php returns as a SHORTINIT’ed version, with the barebones of WordPress available, which, though an obscure feature, turns out to be quite useful for environments where only the very core WordPress features are required (especially the database abstraction). I encourage you to at least skim through part one, don’t worry we won’t leave without you. Permalink
There are quite a few plugins out there and this post is not about using them, but rather about creating your own. In this tutorial (which will be divided into several parts) we’ll cover the fundamentals of the WordPress Cron (task scheduling) engine, we’ll query the Twitter API every once in a while to gather new tweets, and we’ll publish those tweets as status posts in WordPress. Permalink
WordPress 3.3 is planned for November this year and we published the scope a while ago here on Theme.fm. As mentioned in that post, 3.3 will get a series of UI improvements, one of which is Pointers (or Admin Pointers). We learned about pointers in WordPress a few hours ago from one of Daryl Koopersmith’s changesets so we decided to give it a spin ourselves. Permalink
Ending this second week of September we’ve collected some of this week’s happenings in our weekly roundup. Permalink
As WordPress has become more and more popular, the community around it has begun to thrive. Currently, we’re seeing a boom in theme development, plugin development, and general use of the platform that’s never existed before. For the most part, all of this is really good stuff, right? Of course!
But there’s one glaring disadvantage to having an ecosystem like WordPress: Upgrades.
At some point, we’ve all experienced an upgrade failure either with a plugin, a theme, or with WordPress core. In some cases, it’s minor – such as with plugins. Simply uninstall, reinstall, and you’re good to go; however, having a core WordPress upgrade failure can bring your site to its knees.
Although problems will continue to happen from time to time, there are significant measures that we can take to minimize potential points of failure. Permalink