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News & Articles
WordPress 4.7 to Allow 255-Character Passwords for Protected Posts (wptavern.com) WordPress users who protect posts with passwords will soon have the option to make their passwords more secure. The upcoming 4.7 release brings resolution to a 12-year old ticket requesting an increase in the number of characters allowed for passwords on password-protected posts. Users will now be able to protect their posts with 255-character passwords, an increase from the previous 20 characters.
JIRA vs Trello vs Asana vs TeamClerk vs … WordPress? (www.codeinwp.com) When it comes to project management tools, you certainly have a lot of options to choose from, and that’s mostly a good thing. However, sometimes the abundance of choice can backfire, and even entirely halt your efforts.
Speaking about the tools that can be used for project management, we have: JIRA, Anydo, TeamClerk, Remember the Milk, Trello, Todoist, Wunderlist, OmniFocus, Asana, Producteev, and probably a dozen more that haven’t earned their stripes yet. But which one will be the best for your specific needs, not mentioning fitting your budget?
Website Weekend LA Brings WordPress To Nonprofits (torquemag.io)
Nonprofit organizations and digital professionals will gather together on October 22-23 for Website Weekend LA in Pasadena, California. Organized by Alex Vasquez and Natalie MacLees, the event will bring together developers, designers, content strategists, UX professionals, and project managements to build websites for nonprofits.
WordPress Plugin Roundup – September 2016 (ithemes.com) In this post, we round up 10 cool and useful (oh, and free!) WordPress plugins available on the WordPress Plugin Directory. This month’s WordPress Plugin Roundup includes everything from an easy way to add social sharing buttons to your site to a way to get a list of all site URLs (permalinks) exported to a CSV.
Jetpack 4.3 Released, Features New React.js-Powered Admin Interface (wptavern.com) Jetpack 4.3 was released with a new admin interface that has been completely rewritten in React.js. The Jetpack team has been working on the redesign for a year and received feedback from more than 8,000 Jetpack users before the official release.
After updating to 4.3, Jetpack users will see a new dashboard that offers an overview of stats, site security, and active modules.
TheMotion Free Video Blogging Theme (themeisle.com) TheMotion is a flagship theme from ThemeIsle created for websites and blogs that embed mostly video content. TheMotion is stylishly designed and fits creative agencies, motion graphics artists or vloggers. Check it out here!
WordPress 4.7 to Ship with New Twenty Seventeen Default Theme (wptavern.com) WordPress lead developer and 4.7 release lead Helen Hou-Sandí unveiled the design for the Twenty Seventeen default theme today and confirmed that it will be part of the upcoming release. Mel Choyce, a core contributor and design engineer at Automattic, is credited with the design of the new theme, which falls into the business or product showcase category.
Codecademy Launches Free ReactJS Courses (wptavern.com) Codecademy, the free interactive coding education site, has launched a new ReactJS course. For the past five years, the site’s free, self-guided courses have attracted more than 25 million students. Codecademy recently partnered with the White House as part of the TechHire initiative to promote more diverse entrepreneurship in the tech industry through coding education.
How To Add Custom Styles To The WordPress Editor (Manually & via Plugin) (torquemag.io) A large part of WordPress’ success is the fact that it makes creating web content very easy. Nothing symbolizes this more than the visual editor. It’s a powerful tool that enables users to create blog posts and web pages with the ease of using a word processor.
To make things easier, the editor offers WordPress users and website owners plenty of styling options. Whether you want to make your content bold, italicized, underlined, or struck through, you can do so at the touch of a button. And there are plenty more formatting options to choose from.