wpMail.me wpMail.me issue#107 - The weekly WordPress newsletter. No spam, no nonsense. - June 6, 2013
News & Articles
Ten Good Years (wordpress.org) It’s been ten years since we started this thing, and what a long way we’ve come. From a discussion between myself and Mike Little about forking our favorite blogging software, to powering 18% of the web. It’s been a crazy, exciting, journey, and one that won’t stop any time soon.
DreamHost Announces DreamPress in Beta: WordPress on Steroids! (dreamhost.com) DreamPress is a highly optimized, extremely reliable managed WordPress service that comes pre-configured to stand up to higher traffic loads and serve up server-intensive themes and plugins.
This means it’s engineered for speed, advanced security, excellent reliability, and ease of use – all features that were created to make your lives easier!
WordPress for iOS Sees Major Design Overhaul, 3.6 (wpdaily.co) Just as we had shared previously about the upcoming release it’s finally here and many of you have already downloaded and updated your apps on your iDevices.
3.6 boasts a crazy-new UI and it’s one that may herald a significant uptick of usage (hopefully) as the overall mobile experience is deemed more appropriate and better by the masses.
The Early Days of WordPress: Interview with Mike Little (wpdaily.co) Mike Little, one of the lesser-known founders of WordPress, is getting more and more attention that he rightly deserves with an even public honoring in an upcoming event.
And for the WP10 event he joined a few other WordPressers in Manchester, UK with Simon Dickson. Check bellow the neat interview.
Extendd.com; A WordPress plugin marketplace.
Looking for some cool ways to extend WordPress? Check out some of our plugins on the site, like Custom Login or Calendar Date Picker. We are also accepting plugin authors; list and sell your plugin on the site.
Plugin Review: UberMenu 2.3 (www.wpexplorer.com) In today’s article we’re going to review a wildly popular WordPress menu enhancer plugin called UberMenu. Costing only 16 USD, this plugin has crossed over 17,000 sales on CodeCanyon. Your brain already did the math – a whooping 272,000 USD plus – just from one plugin.
WPMU Changes (Increases) Pricing Structure (wpdaily.co) The guys over at WPMU are changing things up a bit, literally, as they’ve announced a new pricing for their premium service that’s going to see an increase for membership.
It’s a change that’s been a long time in the making since the last time they updated their pricing was a literal 4 years ago.
8 Top Social Locker Plugins for WordPress (www.wpkube.com) The idea of using content locker is nothing new. Folks in blogging & IM industry have been using them to get more social shares and traffic. But a developer forked the functionality into a WordPress plugin and now here we have a number of content locker plugins.
Keeping themes On Topic (www.woothemes.com) Today, we’re excited to share a design that is close to our hearts and is a project we’ve been working on at WooThemes HQ. No frills, fuss or unnecessary elements are included in this design. Everyone, say “hello” to On Topic, our latest WordPress theme.
Catch Everest (catchthemes.com) Catch Everest is Simple, Clean and Responsive WordPress Theme which automatically adapts to the screen’s size, ensuring that your content is always displayed beautifully no matter what device visitors are using. It is based in HTML5, CSS3 and very own Catch Themes easy to use Theme Options panel which makes this theme highly customizable and flexible. Make your beautiful yet professional website in no time.
10 Starter WP Themes, Frameworks to Try, Use (wpdaily.co) Love it or hate it you have to admit – WordPress theming business is one killer business to be a part of. Oh, and you can get started pretty quickly too – you don’t even have to start from scratch. Take these 10 starter themes/frameworks that could get you plugged in quickly to your own design and development.
WP Aurora Responsive Multipurpose WordPress Theme (themeforest.net) WP Aurora is a very powerful, super clean and fully responsive design (try re-sizing your browser). Coded with care in HTML5 & CSS3, WP Aurora is easy to customize and well documented. Its very easy to setup, and comes with free lifetime support via our support site.
Storing Session Data in WordPress without $_SESSION (pippinsplugins.com) The term Session in web development refers to a general method of storing semi-permanent data, such as user logins, user interactions, ecommerce shopping carts, and many other examples. PHP has a system called $_SESSION, which is exceptionally simple to use, but has same major draw backs, including security issues, and intermittent support across server environments
How to Migrate Your WordPress DB To Another Domain (www.wpjedi.com) Moving your site from one domain to another or changing your URL structure dramatically can make the process more challenging. We mainly rely on phpMyAdmin to migrate my sites from one server to another. After having done that for hundreds of times already, the process has become easy for me. You could always use WP Migrate DB if you find using phpMyAdmin challenging.
New Genesis 2.0 Loop Hooks & How To Use Them (wpsites.net) WordPress designer & Genesis specialist, Carrie Dils has recently published a table of the new Genesis 2.0 Hooks. The new hooks won’t work simply by updating to Genesis 2.0. You will need to add HTML 5 support to your Genesis child theme in order to make these new hooks work. On top of this, the old XHTML markup in existing child themes will need to be converted to HTML 5 as well.