Rethinking The WordPress Editor (torquemag.io) Jay Hoffman has some good thoughts over on Torque about what lies ahead for the WordPress content creation experience. Between content blocks and front-end editing, writing a post in WordPress two years from now will not be like it is today.
How to Save Time When Writing in WordPress (www.woothemes.com) Finding time to write your next blog post can be a challenge. We’re all on tight deadlines and over-scheduled, aren’t we? So, without further adieu, here are some things that help me to write faster and more efficiently in WordPress. A nice side effect of these tips? You’ll produce better content, too.
Write Plugins That Scratch An Itch (pippinsplugins.com) After writing and maintaining 100+ plugins, we’ve discovered that there is one definite category of plugins that are the most enjoyable to build and maintain, and those are ones that are built for yourself to satisfy a personal need or desire. Plugins that scratch an itch.
Developer Plugins I Can’t Live Without (torquemag.io) When you’ve been developing for WordPress for a while, you get into a bit of a flow, and you end up reaching for the same tools again and again. And if you’ve reviewed as many plugins as I have, you probably will come across quite a few useful ones. They’ve helped me out quite a bit, and I’m hoping they might help you all too. Here they are, in reverse alphabetical order.
New Plugin: Post Connector (yoast.com) Sometimes you just want to relate posts directly to posts. There are loads of reasons why you’d want to do this, for instance I might want to relate plugins to this post as I talk about them. This functionality is exactly what our new plugin Post Connector offers.
WordPress SEO Premium 1.0 (yoast.com) We’re very proud to bring this release to you today: WordPress SEO premium 1.0 is here. This premium version adds a redirect module to the WordPress SEO plugin that allows you to manage your redirects from within your WordPress installation.
A free Documentation Theme For WordPress (tareq.wedevs.com) Tareq Hasan has created a free theme called weDocs to help folks manage documentation within WordPress. The theme is on Github and the demo is quite nice. This could be a great boilerplate for those of you looking to integrate documentation into your own website.
Episode #17 – Tom Willmot & Noel Tock (www.wpelevation.com) Some highlights of the show include Noel’s elevator pitch “I do web shit”, Tom drinking from his Pressnomics mug (thanks Sally), how they build their internal culture with a distributed workforce (tip: constant communication), the “buddy” system of code reviews and the on-boarding process of KissMetrics.