wpMail.me wpMail.me issue#135 - The weekly WordPress newsletter. No spam, no nonsense. - December 19, 2013
Since the holidays are coming, wpMail.me team wishes you Verry Jolly and Happy holidays! We won’t be publising the next two newsletters, but feel free to send us your articles regarding WordPress.
News & Articles
WordPress 3.8 “Parker” (wordpress.org) Version 3.8 of WordPress, named “Parker” in honor of Charlie Parker, bebop innovator, is available for download or update in your WordPress dashboard. We hope you’ll think this is the most beautiful update yet.
The Design of WordPress 3.8 (mattnt.com) Matt Thomas goes into detail on design considerations for MP6, which became the new look of WordPress in 3.8. Also, it’s just so impressive how many people were involved in this project. Excellent wrap-up by Matt.
I Contributed To The Core Of WordPress and You Can Too (wptavern.com) While there is a handbook devoted entirely to contributing to WordPress, it’s not the same as being guided through the process with an experienced individual. Thankfully, most of the WordPress community is approachable and getting help is as easy as tweeting, skypeing, or emailing someone.
Create Your Own Directory Website Using WordPress (wpwebshop.com) There are many premium WordPress directory themes like Responsive Directory Theme and Vantage, which can help you setup and maintain your directory website all by yourself, without needing to hire a professional and pay extra cash to create and control your website.
Features As Plugins: How Are We Doing? (torquemag.io) WordPress 3.8, now released in its redesigned glory, was the first WordPress version to make use of the new feature as a plugin development process. I think now might be a good time to take stock of the new initiative and see how it’s been going.
Get More Admin Color Schemes For WordPress 3.8 (wptavern.com) If you don’t find a favorite among the default color schemes, there are more options available using a plugin. A small group of designers have collaborated to bring WordPress users even more color schemes via Admin Color Schemes, which is receiving more interest now that 3.8 has been released.
How To Create a WordPress Development Site: Staging Options & Plugins (wplift.com) It’s tempting to become a cowboy coder and make changes to the live site. Not only can it be exciting but it can also seem like a great way to save time. However, it’s probably not the best approach for sites that are already getting visitors and even fledgling sites can be crippled should something go wrong and there not being a WordPress backup system in place.
WordPress Through Google Glass (mattreport.com) Why is that important? In our humble opinion, this type of plugin is forward thinking. We’re not talking about another social share plugin or can someone theme the admin better — this is the practice of fusing two great technologies together for the enhancement of publishing.
Episode #12 – Miriam Schwab (www.wpelevation.com) In Episode 12 I speak to Miriam Schwab from Israel about running a WordPress agency, managing a team and playing Mum to 7 kids! Miriam confesses to having a crazy side and is very transparent in how she has coped with the stresses of building a team in Jerusalem. If you think you’ve got a lot on your plate, you need to watch this interview.