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No spam, no nonsense. - July 10, 2014

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News & Articles

  • WordPress 4.0 Beta 1 (wordpress.org)
    WordPress 4.0 Beta 1 is now available!
  • 10 WordPress Ah-Ha Moments (bobwp.com)
    No matter how many time WordPress is labeled as easy to learn, we see people constantly struggle with even the small things. That’s what most of us who use WordPress a lot call them. And when someone can’t figure it out, often many of us just give a heavy sigh. Here are 10 of those moments we have witnessed time after time.
  • The History of WordPress (kinsta.com)
    This is not only a guide of statistics. This is a guide to understanding what WordPress is, and how the history of this dynamic community can affect your business. This guide will provide you with information about the major building blocks and players, so you can understand how every aspect of WordPress works.
  • WordPress.org vs WordPress.com: A Definitive Guide For 2014 (premium.wpmudev.org)
    WordPress.org or WordPress.com? If you’re new to WordPress, it’s a common question and often one that needs a little explanation since the two get confused. In this post we’ll compare the two and look at their pros and cons.
  • WordPress Core Development Updates [June 2014 Edition] (managewp.com)
    Has another month gone by already? According to the backlog of Make WordPress Core emails I have for the month of June, the answer to that question would be a definitive “yes.” So, that means it’s time for us to delve into the latest updates and announcements from the WordPress development team. There’s a ton to talk about, so let’s get started!
  • Does WordPress Encourage Poor Programming? (tommcfarlin.com)
    If you hang around any group of programmers long enough, you’re bound to get into a discussion as to which language is currently the best language and why that’s the case. Well. Then again. Maybe not. We think it’s worth asking the question, does WordPress encourage strong or poor programming practices?
  • We’re Ignoring the WordPress Philosophy: The Bill of Rights (tommcfarlin.com)
    Over the last week or so, we’ve been writing about the various pillars of the WordPress Philosophy. And today, we finally finish up with the Bill of Rights.

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  • How To Display Post Meta Data on a WordPress Post (code.tutsplus.com)
    In this article, we're going to take a look at extending the plugin such that we can display the data on a single post page. We're going to talk about how to do this given our existing code, how to do this, and we're also going to talk about why this may not be a good idea.
  • Running WordPress on OpenShift: An Introduction (code.tutsplus.com)
    OpenShift is a PaaS that allow you to run your own app for free with low resources. It offers 1GB storage and 512MB RAM, and has support for custom domains. It's faster than Heroku, PagodaBox, and AppFog giving you SSH access to your app server, running in a separate environment. It's just like a real server, but you get it for free.
  • How to Customize the WordPress Dashboard to Minimize Confusion (code.tutsplus.com)
    Whether you're a beginner or an advanced user of WordPress, one thing that everyone finds puzzling at some point is the Dashboard. It's often filled with a lot of information, or is laid out in an obscure and confusing way especially for beginners. This tutorial will teach you how to best customize the WordPress Dashboard in order to minimize confusion.
  • Create Your Own Custom Pointers in the WordPress Admin (wptavern.com)
    The friendly pointers, when used sparingly, can draw attention to important items and help new users more effectively navigate the admin. Ordinarily, creating your own pointers requires a bit of custom coding. Fortunately, the admin pointers feature is easy to extend, so plugin developers have been able to harness it for unique uses.

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