Multilingual websites are becoming more and more common these days as WordPress becomes increasing popular and even more powerful with an enormous community. When starting out a multilingual site, there are a number of things to consider and some important elements to keep in mind from the very early stages of the project.
When experts talk about creating successful content-driven and highly trafficked websites, they stress the importance of regularly creating content. It’s something that’s difficult to do with a heavy travel schedule and work / social engagements. Recently Dre Armeda from Web Dev Studios mentioned a blog post challenge that Brad Williams is doing, and noted the difficulty of keeping up with a consistent post schedule.
Table is a new way of doing Church. It deploys engagement, technology, and resources to make Church a 24/7 affair. Members share their prayers, their needs, their stuff, and their lives with each other – anytime, from anywhere. But there’s more.
WordCamp isn’t over after our main schedule of events on Saturday and we hope you can join us on Sunday for some more social activities and an evening of more WordPress! Last year a few of us went up to the old bobsled run at Frognerseteren for some great fun.
Thursday, January 29th, 2015 at 11:36 am One of the things I like where I live in London is my doctor. He is this crazy German who lived for 30 years in Australia before coming to England. During my checkup he speaks a mixture of German, Yiddish, Latin and English and has a dark sense of humour.
The Wirecutter is looking for a lead engineer that will help guide, implement, and scale our existing technology as well as build a new generation of applications and infrastructure. We’re not trying to become a tech company for the sake of it; we just know that to better help people quickly and easily figure out the best things to buy, we need to have some great technology in place.
At next month’s Toy Fair in New York, Lego will unveil the SHIELD Helicarrier set, and it’s a doozy.In the 2012 film “The Avengers,” the Helicarrier is a gigantic aircraft carrier capable of flight that serves as a base for the defense and intelligence agency S.H.I.E.L.D.
WP_Query_Multisite – A subclass of WP_Query to allow for easy querying of multisite posts
Every Comcast call that ever was or is or will be, pictured above. (Via Thinkstock) Everyone knows that Comcast … struggles with customer service. Now, new evidence has surfaced to suggest that at least one of its employees is also just plain mean.
Last weekend, I switched the themes of my 2 blogs (this one and another one written in Japanese) to a customized version of the Fictive theme. I tried not to change too many things aside from the color scheme, so it’s easier to maintain the CSS.
Over the past few years, I – like pretty much every other developer ever – have given my tools a fair shake to determine what it is that I like working with the most. But what’s funny is that “what I like working with the most,” is a phrase that carries a different connotation with different people.
Yesterday I posted a neat job for a company looking to hire a WordPress web developer. Several active people in the community voiced some negative opinions of the company on Twitter. The company reviewed those negative comments and has since asked me to pull the job listing. Which I immediately did.
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With every new WordPress version, numerous features are being added to the Theme Customizer, and it seems that in the future you’ll be able to change everything in the theme from one page: widgets, colors and even menus.
The dates and location for WordCamp Europe 2015 are set! In a third consecutive year the growing European community will gather together for three days of knowledge sharing, networking, having fun and creating long-term friendships.
I started working full time at Automattic in May 2013. When I see the date written down, it doesn’t seem like a long time. Yet I can’t imagine working anywhere else. I often get questions about what exactly I do. Or what it’s like working for Automattic in general.
How performant are the wp_kses family of functions in WordPress? Folk wisdom and common sense suggest that they are slow. It seems that as long as I have been involved in the WordPress community, I have heard that the wp_kses functions should not be used when handling output printed to the screen, with the primary reason being that they are not performant.
PHP version 5.2.4 or greater (recommended: PHP 5.4 or greater) MySQL version 5.0 or greater (recommended: MySQL 5.5 or greater) That’s really it. We recommend Apache or Nginx as the most robust and featureful server for running WordPress, but any server that supports PHP and MySQL will do.
Any ideas on how to improve this, and get people asking their hosts about more recent versions than this? To put this into perspective for folks from the US, the current letter essentially asks a host if they have any servers (or server images) that haven’t been updated since Bush was in office in 2007.
Are you looking for robust enterprise WordPress hosting? Then you’ve come to the right place. Here at Pagely® we have decided to focus on the higher end of the market and are developing new features all the time for our VPS & fully dedicated plans.
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Travis is my first new contributor to the blog, who will be writing a post every Wednesday to start. The idea behind adding guest contributors is to add different perspectives to the blog. Travis has a unique approach towards travel, given that he travels almost exclusively with his wife and young children, which is in stark contrast to my travels, which are usually alone.
At the beginning of the past few releases or so, we’ve put a call out for community priority tickets. There are over 3000 tickets in Trac. If there’s a ticket you feel is neglected or should have light shined upon it: leave a comment here with a link so we can triage it.
Last week, Pressable was engaged in a 24/7 struggle to keep its customers’ sites operational. The recent outages caused some customers 24+ hours of downtime and many closed their accounts in favor of finding an alternative host.
The following is a root cause analysis and postmortem for the outage experienced during the week of January 19th, 2015 at Pressable. Root Cause Analysis. What caused this outage? Ultimately, the reason for this outage was a well crafted attack on our systems. The attack was a variant of the “slowloris” attack discovered in 2009.
GenerateWP, the popular WordPress code generator site, is celebrating two years in operation this week. The site, founded by Rami Yushuvaev, launched with five code generators and now has more than 20. Yushuvaev sees the site as an educational tool that helps WordPress developers learn more about coding best practices.
Written on at 1:51 am by This is a guest contribution from Owen Andrew. Since mobile internet began to overtake desktop internet usage in January 2014, there have been major innovations in website design in light of this trend. In general, websites have been opting for a simpler, mobile-friendly design.
Yesterday Woo announced a photography extension for WooCommerce that, in their words, is designed to assist professional photographers with the day to day management and sale of their images Could this be a long-awaited fully featured WordPress photo ecommerce system? No. It falls short in many areas.
It took months of research and in-depth testing to find our new best Wi-Fi router. The Netgear R6250 has the best balance of speed, price, stability, and features compared to the competition. If you own very new devices, it could transfer data up to 3x faster than your existing router, but depending on what you own now, you may want to wait to upgrade.
Gravity Forms v1.9 is now available via the downloads page. This is a major feature release that introduces several highly anticipated features such as Save and Continue! We are taking a slightly different approach to the roll out of this major release.
The following is a guest post by Ana Tudor. Perhaps you know Ana from her amazing work combining code, math, and art. Here, she shows us how we can change the normal behavior of clipping paths by applying some clever geometry, and then make it work across different technology and browsers.
A serious vulnerability in a key Linux library could let attackers take complete control of systems, such as servers, that are based on the open-source operating system. Those running Linux systems are advised to download a patch for their distribution immediately. Qualys researchers discovered the “Ghost” vulnerability – named for the fact that it can…
We are excited to announce that tickets for WCSD 2015 will be going on sale next week! Please mark your calendars for Monday, February 2nd at 11:00AM PST. Don’t be late! Tickets for this event sell out quickly (within a matter of hours) and we expect this year to be sold out in record time!
Changing the WordPress theme landscape
Around the same time we started building Slack, another team began building their vision; a service specializing in voice, video and screen sharing that would allow people working remotely to work as if they were in the same room, and people in the same room to work better than ever.
Lauren Faust, the creative genius behind the hit cartoon series My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, decided she was going to be an animator when she was a child, during a family tour of the animation studios at Walt Disney World in Florida.
Slack Technologies is putting some of its cash pile to work. Slack, the workplace communication service, announced on Wednesday that it acquired Screenhero, a screen-sharing tool for teams, with plans to incorporate its features.
Comcast – Simulating shitty network connections so you can build better systems.
Slack, the enterprise collaboration service that has raised $180 million and proven to be a runaway success with 365,000 daily active users, has made another acquisition to add more functionality to its platform and position itself as a sharper competitor against the likes of Microsoft.
Those of you who have the opportunity to work from home understand that while there are clear benefits to making your home your office, there are also challenges we face every day. While working from home, staying healthy can be a real struggle!
Today we want to share some great news, especially for lovers of magazine-styled themes. It’s been some time since we released a theme for this niche, and we plan to fix this by releasing several magazine themes in the next months.
The outcome of the Greek parliamentary election Sunday, which gave power to Syriza, the left-wing, anti-austerity party that has pledged to restructure Greece’s crushing government debt, should have come as no surprise given the views of the Greek public about the European Union.
By on . A very critical vulnerability affecting the GNU C Library (glibc) is threatening Linux servers from potential take-overs. This security bug was discovered by Qualys security researchers and will probably cause a lot of headaches to those who won’t update right away.
If you have ever worked on a very large Multisite network in WordPress, you probably understand the challenges of working with large sets of data. WordPress contains a function to help you detect a large network, wp_is_large_network() . This function accepts a single parameter $using, which sets whether to count users or sites.
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