wpMail.me wpMail.me issue#128 - The weekly WordPress newsletter. No spam, no nonsense. - October 31, 2013
News & Articles
WordPress 3.7 “Basie” (wordpress.org) Version 3.7 of WordPress, named “Basie” in honor of Count Basie, is available for download or update in your WordPress dashboard. This release features some of the most important architectural updates we’ve made to date.
Don’t Fear The Auto Update (halfelf.org) The automatic background updates for WordPress are for minor updates only. We’re not talking about auto-upgrading people from 3.7 to 3.8, but just 3.7 to 3.7.1 – These are small, minor, updates.
Why Schema.org Is Crucial to WordPress (torquemag.io) Recently, there have been a number of articles discussing the new Hummingbird upgrade on Google Search. Many of you have probably already heard that because of this change, it will be more important to use Schema.org in your site’s syntax in the future.
Co-Creating A Better Support Experience (torquemag.io) Too often, product support is seen as simply a way to correct users who just can’t seem to do things properly. But what if we saw support as a way to educate users, and more importantly find the the difference between a developer’s concept of what a plugin or other product can do and what users think it can do?
CoSchedule Is Live! (coschedule.com) Simply stated, the drag-and-drop calendar is better than cake. It is the most sought-after feature from our early adopters, and one that is obviously difficult to perfect. We think we’ve nailed it, and our users tend to agree.
How To Implement A Paywall On Your WordPress Site (wpmu.org) Publishers from the New York Times to Australia’s Fairfax Media are implementing a variety of models as they start to charge for access to content. In this article, we’ll look at the paywall models available and how to implement them on your WordPress site.
Ensuring Your Theme Has Retina Support (wp.tutsplus.com) With all of the high resolution screens available today, it only makes sense that your WordPress theme includes support for displaying higher quality images. That means adding functionality to create these images on top of a way to load the right one depending on the screen resolution of the end user.