There is another draft of the Shortcodes roadmap out that appears to scale back the scope yet again. I really don't envy Robert and the others working on this nightmare.
Envato has been testing a pitch for hosting since December 1st, and plans to roll it out on a broader scale in the new year. Two theme shops are running the hosting pitch now, Qode and Select-Themes. Buyers can see an overview of plans from one of the theme pages, with options for $10, $20, or…
WordPress.com VIP has a fancy new stats page. Of course I immediately wanted to know how it stacks up to WordPress.com stats as a whole. Here’s the math: WordPress.com VIP: 2,441,299,137 pageviews in the last 30 days All WordPress.com: 14,512,740,573* pageviews in the last 30 days My incredible math skills tell me that means 16.82%…
Pagely is celebrating their fifth year of business right now. They have just launched their newly designed website (note to early readers: it’s in process of launching at this moment, so some links may not work until later today) to reflect some of the ways they’ve changed over the years. They are also growing, rapidly….
All theme options must now be included in the Customizer for themes submitted to the WordPress theme repository. Custom theme options pages will not be allowed. The change will have implications for authors, reviewers, and users of WordPress themes.
The new Post Status design is an alpha, but I wanted to show readers as soon as I could. Also, the site has a new domain and utilizes HTTPS everywhere. A lot has gone into it so far, and there is much left to do.
Yoast updated their popular Google Analytics plugin in December to include new stats dashboards that pull in Google Analytics data to your site. The stats are pretty fancy and give a nice quick glance at your stats without leaving your WordPress dashboard. They’ve learned some lessons about building a plugin feature at scale along the way too.