The Power of WordPress.org on Freemium Products (www.poststat.us) There’s a ton of discussion going on around the WordPress.org theme review incentive program right now. The incentive program was structured around a concept of rewarding reviewers for their work by allowing them to choose which themes get featured on the WordPress theme showcase, based on how many themes they review and approve in a given month.
13 Vagrant Resources for WordPress Development (wptavern.com) Because it’s so lightweight and portable, many WordPress developers have adopted Vagrant for development, which has resulted in different tools and configurations for various project needs. We’ve collected a few WordPress-related Vagrant resources here that will help you get started.
Common Issues and Troubleshooting WordPress 3.9 (wptavern.com) Providing support in the WordPress.org forums gives you a clear indication on how well a release is being received and whether or not anything major broke. After spending five hours in the support forum, here are some common issues being reported by users.
Google Maps WordPress Plugin – More Than Just Pretty Maps (premium.wpmudev.org) What about a plugin that not only does that job exceptionally well but also brings a wealth of location-based features to your WordPress install like geotagging posts, adding location context to your BuddyPress users’ activity or even letting them “check-in”?
The updated Google Maps plugin from WPMU DEV does all this and more. Now that is worth talking about.
From ThemeForest to Array, the Story of a Theme Business (www.poststat.us) Mike McAlister has been an active member of the commercial WordPress theme space since 2009. He started by selling themes on ThemeForest. He transitioned to the Okay Themes brand in December of 2011. And at the end of March of this year, Mike transitioned yet again to Array. Find about his journey in this article.
New wp-config Tweaks You Probably Don't Know (code.tutsplus.com) There are countless tips and tricks in a plethora of articles, and you can't get enough of them; however, this article is aiming to be different. In this article, we're going to get familiar with eight new wp-config tricks that are less known than functionality such as turning off post revisions, increasing the memory limit, or other similar features.
WPWeekly Episode 146 – WordPress 3.9 With Andrew Nacin (wptavern.com) In this weeks edition of WordPress Weekly, we discussed several topics with WordPress lead developer Andrew Nacin. Ever since the release of WordPress 3.7, many have questioned why auto updates are turned on by default for minor and security updates. Nacin described the philosophy behind the auto update system and why the team will be sticking with its current implementation.