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The Ol’ Beta And Switch
2015-07-10 12:31:42

The Ol’ Beta And Switch

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Newsletter #261
Daily lashings of WordPress goodness

The Ol’ Beta And Switch

(WordPress News)

Edges polished up, features meliorated, beta two: go test! WordPress 4.3 Beta 2 has been released. Don’t forget to report bugs to the Alpha/Beta area in the support forums. Or, if you’re comfortable writing a bug report, file one on the WordPress Trac.

4.3 will bring with it some nice visual changes. Ryan Boren posted an overview of all the changes you can expect (with pictures). And, if you already have beta 4.3 installed, just run your nightly build and have a’s all there now.

Seven years ago, the cost of a gallon of gas was $3.39, Apple released the first MacBook Air… and WooThemes was born.” Apparently the only thing that has changed in seven years is Woo :). Sincerely, Happy 7th Birthday from the WhiP. It’s quite the list of accomplishments.

Update adobe flash...or just delete it. “According to The Register, confidential source code was stolen from a Hacking Team and leaked online.”

There have been 39 WordCamps in 2015 so far, with events organized in 17 different countries and on 5 continents. More than 14,000 people have registered for WordCamp tickets so far this year. At this time, there are 28 WordCamps, in 9 different countries, that have announced their dates for the rest of 2015...and 26 WordCamps in pre-planning.” If you haven’t been to a WordCamp yet this year, you should.


It’s Goin’ Down For Real

Last week Tom McFarlin hit a hot button in WordPress that drummed up +130 comments regarding the drama inside WordPress. This inspired WP Taverns Jeff Chandler to stream an impromptu candid conversation with Tom McFarlin on the topic. It’s a pretty heavy conversation...insert no joke here. #dramapress

With all the “dramapress” going Siobhan McKeown played along. “Everyone is getting honest about the WordPress community. Everyone is telling it like it is, calling the community out for generally being an asshole…(it’s) time for me to bring in some hard-hitting, hard-facts. Are you ready for it? Can you handle it?”

After all that, before running off to Wix you may want to read this. “WordPress is far superior than Wix as a web publishing platform for any kind of website. While Wix offers an easy to use website builder, you can accomplish a lot more with WordPress over the long run.”

The Devil Is In The Details

(Themes, Plugins and Other Cool Tools)

With the growing popularity of Slack you maybe looking to save more time with it. Hooray for BuddySlack – a plugin that sends BuddyPress activities to a Slack Channel.

“Login and register pages act as the gateway to our websites. Nicely designed and well-branded login and register pages are what make your site stand out from the rest.” Here’s 13 plugins that make it easy to customize your Login Page.

An MMA gear store theme is a niche market if I’ve ever heard of one. Here are 5 themes perfect for selling to fight fans.

It’s JSON, Not Jason

(Tutorials, Tips, and Tricks)

How to Recover a Hacked WordPress Site (WPExplorer)

Boosting Productivity: How to Organize the WordPress Admin (Elegant Themes)

Create a Simple JSON Endpoint in WordPress (WebDev Studios)

The Tuts+ Guide to Template Tags: Fifth Batch (Tuts+)

A Bunch Of Bull

(Off-Topic, Random Stuff)

The Running of the bulls is approaching the halfway point. Watch the human carnage and tell me hiring Men In Blazers to commentate wasn’t the best move Esquire could have made.

It’s like a community fun run – accept with a 2000lb animal with big horns chasing you...good times. Stay safe out there people.

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