WordPress School: Addresses and URLs

Someday someone will write a book about the complexities of website addresses, permalinks, pretty permalinks, nonces, preview links, conditional links, and all of the other linky link links that WordPress uses. Until that authoritative text book is written, you are stuck with my weak explanations. As you move through the various assignments in In Lorelle’s…

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Invisible animation

There’s no doubt that animating user interfaces is a rising trend. Risen enough that the emphasis is often put on the animation itself, rather than on improving the user experience through subtle and functional animation. Pasquale D’Silva gave some good advice in his talk at Web Direction South in 2013, including: Good animation is invisible.You shouldn’t notice that you’re looking at animation.

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Getting to Know James Laws

In any business someone needs to steer the ship. As the Co-founder and CEO this is what James does for the WP Ninjas with great joy. Having co-created the increasingly popular Ninja Forms and the first of it’s kind Ninja Demo WordPress plugins, he is always looking for the next innovation or market where the ninjas can have the greatest impact.

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Clean Up WordPress with the New WP-Sweep Plugin

After years of creating new content, changing themes, and adding and removing plugins, a WordPress installation can become littered with unused, orphaned, and duplicated data. Not every plugin properly extricates itself and its data from your site when you uninstall. Lester Chan’s new WP Sweep plugin was designed to perform housekeeping on WordPress installations.

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Workshops, Classes, and Clinics — Oh My!

You may have checked out our speakers and sessions before, but check again! We’ve added a track of Blogging U. classes to both the Portland and Phoenix events featuring a variety of formats, but all of these sessions are hands-on, not lectures. Some classes are the same in both cities, while others will vary based on who’s…

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What Developers Need to Know About Theme Design

Making a theme is really exciting. It’s a great way to practice your coding skills. It could be a good way to bring in some extra pocket change. Best yet, seeing someone use something you’ve built is incredibly rewarding. I’ve watched the quality of theme design get better and better in the WordPress.org directory in…

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WordPress Theme Review Handbook Updated to Include Design Recommendations

The new design of the WordPress Theme Directory is a welcome change on WordPress.org. Faster browsing and filtering means users can more easily sort through the thousands of available options. While the directory includes many beautiful, high quality themes, it often requires sifting through hundreds to find that diamond in the rough.

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Announcing Pods Stream Connector & Our First Pods Intern

I’m happy to announce that today, the Pods Stream Connector plugin for Stream, the real-time tracking system, for the WordPress Admin is available on WordPress.org. This plugin currently supports ONLY extra Stream activity regarding modifications within Advance Content Types, but more activity will be integrated in the future.

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Add Infinite Scroll to the WordPress Admin

The WordPress admin list tables can get quite lengthy to browse if you’re relying on regular pagination, especially when you need to perform bulk actions. As of WordPress 4.0, the grid view of the media library has beautiful support for infinite scrolling, but list tables for posts and users still rely on old-fashioned pagination.

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WordPress School: Paragraphs and Line Breaks

The previous assignment in Lorelle’s WordPress School covered the visual and text editors in WordPress. In this assignment, I’d like to focus on making paragraphs within both editors. A paragraph in HTML is a container holding contextual content, the written word. The HTML of a paragraph opens and closes with the paragraph tag.

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The FCC just approved the strongest net neutrality rules yet

The Federal Communications Commission has approved its strongest network neutrality rules yet. Three Democrats, including chairman Tom Wheeler, voted for the rules. The two Republicans dissented. The new rules reclassify internet access so it will be regulated like a public utility. The rules apply to both home broadband connections and the wireless networks that power smartphones.

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FCC votes for net neutrality, a ban on paid fast lanes, and Title II

The Federal Communications Commission today voted to enforce net neutrality rules that prevent Internet providers-including cellular carriers-from blocking or throttling traffic or giving priority to Web services in exchange for payment. Not the end of the world: What Tom Wheeler’s proposal will and won’t do.

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