Drop caps (larger first letters of paragraphs which go about multiple lines) are a relatively rare used element in web design, but they can look really great. In this post, I show you how to implement them.Continue reading "Creating responsive drop caps"
From now on I sell my themes to all countries. That is possible because I state sale taxes from this year on. Because of that, I am going to increase the price of Schlicht from 15 to 18 Euros on February 1, 2017 (circa the 19 percent sales tax in Germany).
Update from January 26, 2017: From now on, all customers can use automatic theme updates. Because of this, I deactivated the possibility to create an account on a purchase.
Besides that, it is now possible to buy a theme without creating a customer account. But if you use the guest checkout, this means you cannot use the automatic update process. You will need to download the new theme versions manually with a link you get after purchasing.
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"