Matt Mullenweg announced the tech and design leads for the three focus areas in 2017. Besides that, Felix Arntz proposed advanced bulk and row actions to make actions with object-to-object relationships possible. Continue reading WordPress weekly recap #1: focus leads and more
Last year, Torsten Landsiedel set himself the goal to write one article each week, so 52 posts in the year. With his Project 52, he also motivated a few others, but only one reached the goal – I had to give up directly in January…
This year there is a restart, and besides Torsten, also Bernhard Kau accepts the challenge again (he was the only one to publish one post per week in 2016). After that, there are already a few others who will try to do it – Wolfram Lührig, Ellen and Manuel from Elmastudio, and Marc Nilius.
I’ll give it a try again, too… Happy Blogging!
The WP-CLI project will be moved under the WordPress.org umbrella so that the contributors are able to spend more time on it. Besides that, a team works on an improved version of the default WordCamp theme. Continue reading WordPress weekly recap #52: Support for WP-CLI and more
The planned redesign for the WordPress.org homepage went live. Moreover, Ella Van Dorpe proposed an alternative to shortcodes. Continue reading WordPress weekly recap #51: WordPress.org homepage redesign is live and more
As a result of the Contributor Day on WordCamp US a team is working on a new design for the WordPress.org homepage. It should apply better to the new layout which appears in various places around WordPress.org. Continue reading WordPress weekly recap #50: WordPress.org homepage redesign and more
On December 6 the core team released WordPress 4.7. This is the last major release for 2016 and the last scheduled for the near future. Matt Mullenweg announced in his State Of The Word 2016 that the releases in 2017 will depend on the progress in the three areas REST API, editor, and Customizer. Continue reading WordPress weekly recap #49: WordPress 4.7 and more
Since version 4.7 it is possible to let WordPress generate preview images for uploaded PDF documents. Therefore, your server has to meet the following requirements:
You have to install Imagick — ImageMagick and Ghostscript are installed by default. To retrofit Imagick, you just need to run the following command on the shell and can enjoy PDF preview images for new uploads:
Themes can provide starter content in WordPress 4.7, which is displayed in the customizer of a fresh install. Continue reading WordPress weekly recap #48: Starter content for themes and more
Today I publish my first paid WordPress theme Schlicht. Bloggers are its target group, and the theme focuses on the content.
The theme is streamlined without dozens of options. It offers:
- Page template without sidebar.
- Automatically and/or manually insertion of drop caps.
- Alternative layout, which displays the title, date and, author name in a column beside the post’s content.
- Menu in header and footer.
- Widget area in sidebar and footer.
WordPress 4.7 will support video headers. Brady Vercher explains in his post how the new feature can be enabled and displayed by themes. Continue reading WordPress weekly recap #47: Video headers in 4.7 and more