Jesse Friedman has written up how he thinks that WordPress widgets and widget areas should operate more like WordPress menus. I agree with him that currently, things like conditional sidebars can be a bit annoying. But I'd like to see some more mockups around how his idea would work in practice.
Learning to become a programmer is a much more hostile environment than learning to become a writer on the web.
David Bisset did a vey nice review of Professional WordPress Design and Development, a book about WordPress written by Brad Williams, David Damstra, and Hal Stern. I have my copy sitting next to me, and have made it through a few chapters over the last week or so. I concur with what David has said…
The number one point of concern since yesterday’s release of WordPress 3.7 is about auto-updates and the proper way to disable them or enable them for non-default situations. Andrew Nacin gives a clear pathway for doing so, with all the reasoning behind it. He also talks about the various emails WordPress sends, and how to…
What’s the best intervention for the admin notification nightmare? Is there a win for both end-users and WordPress businesses?
The Designer Experience (DesignEx) team at Automattic is focused on hiring designers, onboarding new designers, and fostering the growth and development of the design team. Monika Burman wrote a great piece about their culture and community-building programs, which aren’t often featured. 👩🎨
WP Cloud is a Platform as a Service (PaaS) built on the hosting infrastructure that’s behind WP.com, Pressable, and WordPress VIP with GridPane soon to follow. Agencies that want to white label their client hosting are ideal customers for WP Cloud via GridPane.