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
Perhaps you use
border-bottom instead of
text-decoration: underline to underline links or other text. But if this underline is too far from the text, you have a problem, because you cannot position a border closer to the text. Here I show you how you can resolve that. Continue reading Position underlining closer to the text [CSS]
The Meetups page on de.wordpress.org automatically displays the next six meetups from wpmeetups.de. To implement this, I needed to find a solution for embedding a regular PHP page on a WordPress page. The solution was the oEmbed functionality of WordPress, introduced in 4.4. Continue reading Making a normal PHP page oEmbed ready for WordPress