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wpMail.me #87 - The weekly WordPress newsletter. No spam, no nonsense. - January 17, 2013
Why The Washington Post uses WordPress (yurivictor.com) A great read from Yuri Victor, the user experience director for the Washington Post. According to Yuri, their first experiment with WordPress was with Ezra Klein’s Wonkblog. He loved WordPress, so they started rolling it out to a bunch of their other blogs.
ManageWP Reborn: Announcing The All New ManageWP! (managewp.com) Team ManageWP is very proud to introduce a completely new design and amazing set of new features to the ManageWP dashboard. This latest iteration of the ManageWP dashboard was designed with two primary goals in mind: maximum efficiency and unquestionable simplicity for all your WordPress management needs.
wpXtreme 1.0.0 beta 2 is out! (wpxtre.me) wpXtreme it's a free "ecosystem", built to give a better user experience to users who are installing software on WordPress;
It's a fully functional store (the WPX Store) that is a real app store for WordPress and we also have built a Developer Center to let developers submit, test and sell their plugins.
Generate WP (generatewp.com) Generate WP provides tools for developers to create advanced systems built on WordPress. You can use the generators by entering the details, click the "Update Code" button, copy & paste the code to your theme/plugin.
HotSpots (wordpress.org) HotSpots is a plugin which draws a heat map of mouse clicks overlayed on your webpage allowing you to improve usability by analysing user behaviour.
Simple History (www.wpjedi.com) Running a community is not as easy as some make it to be. If you have multiple members active in your community helping you manage your site, you are going to have to keep track of what happens on it. The Simple History plugin is a handy script that keeps track of the changes that are being made on your website and keeps you informed so you can catch potential issues easier.
23 new Jigoshop themes (jigoshop.com) The range of Jigoshop compatible themes has just doubled with the release of 23 new designs from the authors at Template Tuning. Their products cover a wide range of potential stores and applications, and in addition they can also provide custom tweaks to their designs if required.
30 WordPress Tumblr Style Blogging Themes for 2013 (wplift.com) While this type of content is easy to produce and consume the Tumblr platform has some limitations some may want to avoid. Flexibility and the use of add-ons (or plugins) being the main culprit. Thankfully though, in WordPress users can find a happy medium. They can still create a Tumblr-like blog, but with the extreme power and flexibility offered by WordPress.
How to Internationalize WordPress (www.wpexplorer.com) As you know, WordPress is translated into many languages, but very often plugins or themes contain some strings that aren't translated into your own language and this is more than frustrating: it’s irritating.
So why this happens? Probably because developers do not use as they should internationalization.
Display Blog Posts on any Page (digwp.com) By default, your latest WordPress posts are displayed on the home page, with older posts available via post navigation on /page/2/, /page/3/, and so on. In this DigWP post, you will learn how to display your blog posts on any static page using a custom WP_Query loop that works beautifully with post navigation.