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By Morten Rand-Hendriksen | Thursday, December 18, 2014
What better way to cap off the year than with a new version of everyone’s favourite web publishing application? WordPress 4.1, code-named “Dinah” (after the legendary jazz vocalist Dinah Washington), is now live and ready for your WordPress-powered sites. WordPress 4.1 ships complete with both feature updates and a sparkling new theme—and I’ve got the skinny on what you’ll get when you click the Update Now button.
By Scott Fegette | Sunday, November 30, 2014
As you surf across your social networks today you may notice a number of them are now sporting blue beanies, or toques, or skull-caps. What’s the deal?
Are we being invaded by dopplegangers from an alternate, slightly colder dimension?
Nope. It’s just Blue Beanie Day.
By Carrie Dils | Tuesday, November 18, 2014
I’m a big fan of the Genesis Framework for WordPress. I talk about it when I’m at a WordCamp or local WordPress meetup, and I always get some version of this question:
What is Genesis—and why is it so great?
Whether you’re new to WordPress or you’re a long-time developer looking for a new framework, let me tell you why Genesis is more than just a theme framework.
By Morten Rand-Hendriksen | Saturday, October 25, 2014
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For one weekend each year the California Bay Area is host to the flagship WordPress conference WordCamp San Francisco, bringing WordPress users, designers, developers, and business people across the world together. WordCamp isn’t just one event, however- it’s actually a distributed series of conferences with branches all over the world. No matter where you find yourself there is more than likely a WordCamp hosted near you each year.
In theory, WordCamp San Francisco is just another one of these distributed WordPress conferences. In reality, WordCamp San Francisco is the WordPress conference to attend, where the future of WordPress is unveiled each year to the WordPress community.
By Starshine Roshell | Sunday, October 05, 2014
Derek Featherstone has spent his life leaping over barriers—and helping others do the same.
“I was born with a club foot,” says the accessibility expert, “but I never let it get in my way. I’ve been in sports all my life and try never to make excuses.”
Though his left leg has always been weaker, and occasionally in casts, he teaches fitness classes and played competitive rugby for many years.
Oh, yeah—and he completed the Ironman Triathlon (a 2.4-mile swim and 112-mile bike ride followed by a marathon run) three times.
By Scott Fegette | Tuesday, September 16, 2014
No one likes to run into website errors, but they inevitably occur: Links are changed, pages are moved, a post is taken offline, and your site visitors end up following a link to a virtual dead end and an error page.
It’s easy to accept this as a fact of life—but armed with a little knowledge, technical know-how, and some inspiration, you can transform your website error page templates from vague and embarrassing to helpful and informative.
And maybe even inject a little humor into an otherwise awkward situation.
By Morten Rand-Hendriksen | Thursday, September 04, 2014
To cap off the summer, WordPress is crossing the 4.0 milestone with its newest release code-named “Benny”, named after jazz great Benny Goodman.
For an open-source application that now powers 23% of the web, this is a very big deal. In response to its widespread adoption, the WordPress development team is putting a strong emphasis on user experience and accessibility in this release. The result is a 4.0 release that feels more like the maturing of a young and feisty wine than a box of new goodies.
Some will see this as a bit of an anti-climax; we’ve come to expect big additions and UI changes with full number releases of WordPress. But in reality it’s more exciting than a new set of features as it shows that WordPress has reached a point in its development where it can start refining itself more often than throwing new features and ideas at the wall to see what sticks.
That said, there are plenty of innovations and updates to talk about in WordPress 4.0.
By Chris Converse | Thursday, August 14, 2014
When considering user experience for mobile, speed of download is a huge factor. People are typically using a cellular data plan when browsing on phones, and website performance is rarely optimal under these circumstances.
Here are some techniques for reducing the number of times your web page needs to go back to the server to “ask for more” files.
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