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wpMail.me #33 - The weekly WordPress newsletter. No spam, no nonsense. - January 5, 2012
Happy New Year everyone. Now that most of us are back in office is time for some nice WordPress news, articles and tutorials.
PSA: Hey admins, don’t make yourselves subscribers by accident (wpcandy.com) There’s a slight, but fairly significant, bug present in WordPress 3.3. If you try to (where you are an administrator on your site) you can set yourself as a subscriber and therefore lock yourself out of your own site. Consider this a public service announcement to let you know that you can set yourself as a subscriber, so you are conscious about not doing it.
WordPress SEO Plugin Theme Integration Guide (yoast.com) Theme authors come in two different shapes and sizes: those who integrate SEO "functionality" into their themes and those who don't. If you're in the camp of integrating SEO functionality into your theme, you've got yet another choice to make: do you "yield" for site owners that have an SEO plugin installed, disabling your own SEO functionality or do you deny them that choice.
Ultimate CMS (wordpress.org) This is an Easy to use Plugin to Create, Customize, Manage Custom Post Type,Custom Page Type, Custom Archives, Custom Taxonomies.
Pods 2.0 Alpha Released (dev.podscms.org) It’s the first of many alphas, so there is still much to be done and tweaked. Please remember that Pods 2.0 Alpha is NOT production/live site ready, so do not attempt to upgrade your existing Pods installations.
Plugins performance testing: 2012 / January (www.dev4press.com) This is first basic performance testing for WordPress plugins in 2012, and it will include 30 plugins. They will be tested on how much resources they use to load, and not to tell you if the plugin is good or not. Plugins features and plugin code quality is not the reviewed here.
Plugin Created By A 10 Year Old (www.wptavern.com) Making the rounds on Twitter today is a WordPress plugin called Dashboard Site Preview that allows you to preview your website from the WordPress dashboard. The plugin was created by 10 year old, Jesse Friedman who goes by jesseenterprises on WordPress.org. According to Brad Williams, this guy attended WordCamp Philly in 2011 and used what he learned at that event to create this plugin.
How To Create Custom Taxonomies In WordPress (wp.smashingmagazine.com) WordPress 3 introduced custom taxonomies as a core feature. The following release of 3.1 included many features to enhance support of custom taxonomies. Better import and export handling, advanced queries with tax_query, hierarchical support, body classes and a bunch of wonderful functions to play with were all part of the package.