Post Formats is arguably the most poorly defined and confusing feature of WordPress core both for developers and users. Post Format behaviour is inconsistent across themes and the guidelines for the feature are ambiguous at best. When the core developer team started work on a proposed Post Formats UI around this time last year they [...]
Let’s face facts: While the WordPress community is comprised of at least 50% women and attendance at WordCamps and WordPress Meetups is generally equally balanced, women are underrepresented as speakers and presenters. This is not unique for the WordPress community. The underrepresentation of women in leadership positions is a systemic problem in the tech sector and in [...]
The Twitter oEmbed function in WordPress stopped working after Twitter changed their API a week ago. The problem is being fixed, but it brings up a larger question about how WordPress users are being notified about bugs and changes.
Get the most out of the new Twenty Fourteen magazine-style theme that ships with WordPress 3.8 with my new lynda.com course Start with a Theme: Twenty Fourteen. This new theme has a lot to offer if you know how to use it properly, and in the course I take you through all the features, functions, [...]
WordPress version 3.8 released Thursday December 12th at 9:35am PST and with it a series of articles written by yours truly went live all across the web. For the release we (lynda.com) teamed up with a series of WordPress related blogs to get information out to a wide as audience as possible on what’s new [...]
This morning I got an email from a person named Sam Browne with the ominous subject line “Your blog has been hacked“. The email read as follows: I am Sam Bowne, an Instructor in Computer Networking and Information Technology at City College San Francisco. Your blog has been hacked, and is being used to attack other [...]