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Announcing serializededitor.com: A Visual Editor for PHP Serialized Data (deliciousbrains.com) We figured this kind of project might be useful to other developers who are trying to find a nice, simple and visual way to edit PHP serialized data. So we’re announcing that this project is live at serializededitor.com and in the spirit of collaboration we’re also making the entire project open source at GitHub. We’d love it if you could try it out, share it with your colleagues and let us know what you think!
The Future of the WordPress Economy, and Why I’m Not Worried (poststatus.com) This is a guest post by Joshua Strebel, the CEO and co-founder of Pagely. Pagely was one of the first managed WordPress hosts and continues to be a market leader. Josh has some thoughts about the WordPress economy, which we asked him to share here for the Post Status audience. He’s been around for a while, and we think he’s got a pretty good hold on the state of things.
Client Proofing Workflow with picu Plugin (picu.io) Client proofing is the selection process a photographer goes through with clients after a photo shoot, when the client selects which images should be post-processed.
Quite often, this process is a bit of a mess, which we realized during our work with several photography clients as well as our own work in the photography business. With picu, we set out to make the client proofing process for photographers and their clients as easy as possible.
12 Examples of Divi’s Vertical Navigation (www.elegantthemes.com) One of those possibilities is using a vertical navigation instead of the top menu. Although vertical navigation is not that often used, it can deliver stunning results if it’s thought out well and if it matches the rest of your website. Like the top menu, the vertical menu follows visitors throughout their whole stay on the website.
To get you inspired, we’ve chosen 12 websites that use the vertical navigation to optimize the visitor’s experience by improving the way they navigate throughout the website.
Make Your Plugin or Theme Translatable with I18n (torquemag.io) To be able to translate WordPress sites, you as a developer need to write high-quality code to make your themes and plugins translatable.
Today, we are going to talk about how to write WordPress code to help make it translatable via i18n and l10n. Not only this, but we have also prepared a boilerplate which you can use to auto generate .pot files for translation both via WP-POT CLI + NPM Scripts or Gulp. But first, let’s talk a little about translation.
Diving Into the New Gutenberg WordPress Editor (Pros and Cons) (kinsta.com) The current WordPress visual editor hasn’t had many changes over the years and for the most part, has stayed pretty much the same. While this isn’t a bad thing, many think it is time for a change. Other platforms such as Medium or Ghost provide a really unique and refreshing experience for writers, so why can’t WordPress? Well, many contributors and volunteers have been working on the new Gutenberg WordPress editor behind the scenes for the past 6+ months. Their goal? To make adding rich content to WordPress simple and enjoyable. Today we will dive into the new editor and discuss some pros and cons.