Sandbox Plugin Creates a WordPress Test Environment in Two Clicks


photo credit: Blixt A. – cc A test environment for your WordPress site is an important part of being able to ensure smooth updates. It also allows you to test new plugins and themes without affecting visitors. However, creating an exact copy of your site in the same environment is no simple task. There are Read More

Add These Subreddits To Your List Of WordPress Watering Holes


The WordPress community is a vast ecosystem of websites, forums, blogs, social media, and everything inbetween. WordPress.org is not yet suited to handle a large userbase of groups with varied interests. I call areas of the community where these groups congregate, watering holes. One example of such a place is Reddit. Casual WordPress News and Read More

Moments: A Free Responsive WordPress Theme With Post Formats Support


The folks at Site5 have just added a new theme to their growing collection of free WordPress themes. Moments is a new personal blogging theme that allows you to record your life with beautifully designed post formats. It also responds nicely to mobile devices. Features included in the Moments theme are geared toward making it Read More

Industry Night #7 – Talking Membership Tools with Dave Jackson


On today’s show we’re talking about membership sites. It’s fitting that we talk with Dave Jackson, curator of The School of Podcasting. When I started podcasting back in 2004, Dave Jackson was one of the first people who reached out to network with me about podcasting. Like me, Dave and the first wave of original Read More

How to Set Up Email Alerts For Topics on WordPress.org


Did you know that you can set up notifications for topics on WordPress.org? Sign in to your account and then navigate to your notifications by visiting: http://profiles.wordpress.org/username/profile/notifications/ Once you are there you can create new notifications by adding a search string for a topic that you’re interested in following. The “notification name” field will be Read More

WiredTree To Sponsor All North American WordCamps In 2014


WiredTree, a webhosting company has become a WordCamp Pillar sponsor. The pillar sponsorship program is a package setup by WordCamp Central that enables businesses to sponsor multiple WordCamp events without having to go through the hassle of sponsoring them individually. WordCamp organizers will have a little less to worry about when it comes to funding Read More

Daily Plugin – Maps, Mobile, Money and Maintenance


Here we are, half way through the week! What a busy week it’s been for the WordPress Plugin Repository! A lot of plugin developer “New Years Resolutions” are starting to bear fruit and are being released into the repository this week after a long month of development. We have a good sampling of fruit this Read More

Why You Should Clean Out Your WordPress Themes Directory


photo credit: 13Moya 十三磨牙 – cc You’ve probably heard the advice that you should delete old or unwanted plugins from your WordPress installation. Plugins are often on the forefront of WordPress housekeeping lists. This is probably due to the fact that on a normal WordPress site you’re usually running just one theme and then multiple, Read More

Widget Customizer Approved For WordPress 3.9


The Widget Customizer plugin is now cleared for takeoff and will land in WordPress 3.9. During the core development meeting today, the plugin was approved to be merged into the WordPress trunk. The days of editing widgets blind will soon be over, as widget editing with live previews will now be a native part of Read More

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