Climate Doesn’t Cooperate With Al Gore’s Group’s Visit to Denver EPA Hearings

DENVER – The Climate Reality Project brought its “I’m Too Hot” trucks and offers of free ice cream to this week’s Environmental Protection Agency hearings on power-plant emissions, but the climate wasn’t cooperating. The plan was to tout the EPA’s emissions proposal as a solution for hot weather brought on by global warming, but when the hearings began at 9 a.m.

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WordCamp San Francisco Is Not Just Another WordCamp

WordCamp San Francisco is one of the largest, annual events, dedicated to WordPress. But is it just another WordCamp, or something else? Eric Mann points out the confusing nature of the event and suggests using a different qualifier. From an outsider looking in, the only difference between a WordCamp in SF and a WordCamp in Portland is the location.

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WordCamp San Francisco Is Not Just Another WordCamp

WordCamp San Francisco is one of the largest, annual events, dedicated to WordPress. But is it just another WordCamp, or something else? Eric Mann points out the confusing nature of the event and suggests using a different qualifier. From an outsider looking in, the only difference between a WordCamp in SF and a WordCamp in Portland is the location.

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Backups – The Forgotten Website Security Pillar

I travel a lot (a lot might actually be an understatement these days), but the travel always revolves around a couple common threads – namely website security education and awareness. In these travels, regardless of the community I am engaging with, there are always common questions like, “How important is it to proactively protect my environment,” or, “How can I fix my environment after it’s been hacked?”

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Don’t repeat yourself! How to create an Author Box using the Gravatar API | WebDevStudios.com

Wouldn’t it be great if the box above could be automatically filled by your Gravatar profile? Tons of services auto-populate your info using Gravatar right? Why can’t my profile information (and social media info) just auto populate in WordPress too!? (NOTE: someone smarter than me should definitely work on getting this into WordPress core!)

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Episode #43 – Lisa Sabin-Wilson from WebDev Studios – WP Elevation

Troy:Good day. Troy Dean from WP Elevation and welcome to episode 43 of the WP Elevation podcast. It’s hard to believe we are almost at episode number 50. This week’s featured guest is Lisa Sabin-Wilson from WebDevStudios, and of course the author of “WordPress For Dummies”, which I learned in this episode was written way back in 2006.

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How to Find and Install WordPress Plugins from GitHub

Last updated on by Editorial Staff There are hundreds of WordPress plugins available on GitHub. In the past, we showed you how to manually install plugins/themes from GitHub. Some of our users wanted to know if there was an easier way. In this article, we will show you how to easily find hundreds of WordPress plugins on GitHub.

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Lands’ End Announces Science-Themed Shirts For Girls After One Mom’s Awesome Facebook Post Goes Viral

Retailer Lands’ End has announced it will begin selling science-themed attire geared towards girls after one mom’s Facebook note to the company went viral.Lisa Ryder’s 9-year-old daughter loves science and all things NASA. Lands’ End sells space and science tees for boys, but not for girls.

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Desktop Wallpaper Calendars: August 2014 – Smashing Magazine

We always try our best to challenge your artistic abilities and produce some interesting, beautiful and creative artwork. And as designers we usually turn to different sources of inspiration. As a matter of fact, we’ve discovered the best one- desktop wallpapers that are a little more distinctive than the usual crowd.

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BP Project Framework: A Boilerplate for Custom BuddyPress Projects

Developers who are new to BuddyPress sometimes find BP templates confusing to work with. Common questions include: Why are there so many? Where do I place the files? How can I override the templates in my project? BP Project Framework is a plugin from the folks at WebDevStudios that provides a boilerplate for new custom BuddyPress projects.

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Harvesting Emails From WordPress Comments Is A Bad Idea

A recently published article by WPBeginner explains how to export email address from the comments and import them into a mailing list. While the article advises getting the user’s permission, everything about this practice rubs me the wrong way. If you’re going to do this, please put a big banner near the comments that states your intentions.

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Helpful Tips for Documenting WordPress Themes

When you have a question about a WordPress theme, where do you look for more information? Theme developers make use of a myriad of documentation methods, from bundling docs to linking to external resources. If you’ve already created a theme and taken the time to document it, then your next challenge is to make its documentation easy to discover.

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7 Aspects Of WordPress I Take For Granted

After using WordPress for seven years in a row, it’s hard to consider switching to another publishing platform. I have my gripes about WordPress and there are plenty of things that can improve the publishing process. However, after testing a few other open source alternatives, I was reminded of how many things I take for granted in WordPress.

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Tips for Writing Maintainable WordPress Themes: Tools – Tuts+ Code Article

Throughout this series, we’ve been talking about a number of practices that we can employ in our WordPress theme development that will help not only provide a consistent foundation off of which we can build our existing and future projects, but that will also help us maintain them after they’re released.

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Why Margaret Atwood’s latest cause is the $50 bill

Fun fact: In 2011, the only women from Canadian history ever to make it onto the country’s banknotes were replaced by an icebreaker. The Famous Five, who were involved in having women recognized as persons under the Constitution of 1867 (along with Thérèse Casgrain, Canada’s first female political party leader), were run over by the Canadian Coast Guard Ship Amundsen.

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