wpMail.me #78 - The weekly WordPress newsletter. No spam, no nonsense. - November 15, 2012
Back in 2003, WordPress started as a simple blogging platform and it has created a huge community along the years and was developed and improved to be used for everything you can imagine, loosing it’s simple blogging idea.
Someone has thought more than we all others about the beginning of WordPress and expressed his visionary idea, just to see the other’s reactions. John O’Nolan came out with the idea of a minimalist WordPress, just for blogging, like old time.
Take a little time and reflect at Ghost!
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Ghost (john.onolan.org) John O'Nolan has written his fictional, perfect idea for a writing-specific WordPress fork. Think about it.
WordPress Localization Is A Must (maxfoundry.com) The benefits of localization are really about one thing – reach. It’s safe to say that WordPress theme and plugin authors want their product used by as many people as possible, and if you don’t support localization, then you are limiting your reach in probably the most egregious way. There are people out there who won’t use a theme or plugin if it’s English-only.
WooHosting (www.woothemes.com) WooHosting will be launching very shortly. For the next 30 days, they will invite 20 new WooHosting users to try it out. If you're interested in getting one of those invites & trying out WooHosting, you can sign up for the beta program. Also you are invited to fill out a quick customer survey.
The Ultimate WordPress Theme BuilderHere's a true drag-and-drop layout builder for WordPress. You'll be able to use unlimited templates on your sites, access a powerful Style Editor for countless CSS options, as well as integrate unlimited fonts, forms, shortcode generator, slideshows and SEO among many other features. See the video
Simple Ajax Chat (perishablepress.com) Simple Ajax Chat displays a fully customizable Ajax-powered chat box anywhere on your site. SAC makes it easy for your visitors to chat with each other on your website.
WordPress Nice Themes (nicethemes.com) Nice Themes looks to cut out all the fluff and offer quality beautifully designed WordPress themes for the masses, at this time, currently there are two WordPress themes available.
Table Of Contents Plus By the model of Wikipedia, Table Of Contents Pro creates, as its name says it, tables of contents for long pages. But that’s not all! This plugin also creates sitemap of pages and categories and allows the usage of shortcodes, which make your work even easier.
Responsive Grids With Susy (net.tutsplus.com) Are you happy with with any of the CSS grid libraries available? No? That's ok, meet Susy, a plugin for the Compass CSS framework that lets you create your own custom grid framework, minimizing overhead, while making it more understandable to use.