WordPress 3.3 – Beta 4

WordPress 3.3, the next major release for WordPress, is now available as Beta 4. As noted in the Beta 3, jQuery has now been updated to version 1.7.1. Testers get ready! WordPress 3.3 stable is almost here! WordPress 3.3 Beta 4 download

Black Friday & Cyber Monday WordPress Round-up

There are lots of posts flying around about Black Friday and Cyber Monday, with deals from StudioPress, iThemes, Gorilla Themes, and plenty more. Check them out below. Thanksgiving Day WordPress Promotions 2011 at WPMods.com Black Friday / Cyber Monday 2011 WordPress Deals – Big Savings at WPBeginner Cyber Monday Sale Comes Early to iThemes at…

PressTrends, Helping Theme Developers Track Usage

PressTrends is a new service created by George Ortiz. This service is different than a normal service. PressTrends will allow theme developers, like WooThemes or StudioPress, to integrate the service and be able to track how people are using their themes. Comments, plugins, which version of WordPress the site is using, and so much more.…

Google Chooses WordPress.com for the Future of Google Knols

When Google chose to go with WordPress.com as the new home for Google Knols, it said a lot about both WordPress and Blogger. Firstly, it says that WordPress is more than just a blogging application. So many say that WordPress is only for blogging, or it’s not enterprise ready (read: scalability), or this or that.…

WPCandy Launches the WPCandy Quarterly

A huge congrats to the WPCandy team! What has been in the works for several months is coming to life. A print magazine dedicated to WordPress. This might actually be the first print magazine ever to be dedicated to WordPress, from what I know. It’s going to be challenge to execute on, but I’m sure…

Add Instant Search Results to Your WordPress Site

Instant search has become quite popular lately, with Google integrating it directly as part of their main search. They want you to be able to access more data, faster, therefor removing barriers from the user accessing more data. After testing almost a dozen different instant search and auto-completer WordPress plugins, I could not find one…

Remember the Widgets.

Anyone that manages a WordPress site, knows it’s a pain to switch themes, mess with the widgets, just to realize that you don’t like that theme and then have to switch back to the old theme, just to have to update all the widgets again. It’s a pain, and the dev team realizes that. One…

Upcoming UI Changes to WordPress

Jane Wells, of Automattic, made a post on the Make WordPress UI blog, about some upcoming changes to WordPress.com. These changes aren’t necessarily going to make it into the WordPress Core, but it’s a possibility. Jane had more to say about the changes, The secondary button (Add Tags) looks a little too much like a…

Automatically Set the Featured Image in WordPress

Often I find myself forgetting to click on “featured image” when I’m writing a post. But I know I need one because it makes the world go ’round for WP Force. What’s the solution? Automatically set the featured image. Here’s a quick snippet of code you can throw into your functions.php file that will your…

Content Link Manager by Shoemoney

This plugin looks amazing. I remember a few years back when I had to go in and edit each link manually, and when there are dozens to hundreds of links that needed to be managed, it was a serious pain. This plugin makes it super easy to search for keywords, bulk manage existing links, add…

Headway Themes Introducing Child Themes

Headway Themes, founded by Grant Griffith, is getting ready to launch its third major revision. To date, Headway has not had child theme support…but that’s all about to change. Once Headway 3 drops on November 25th, also known as Black Friday, you will be able to start using child themes under Headway 3. While most,…

Go Big. Go Viral, with Launch Effect by Barrel

Launch Effect is a great new WordPress theme you can use to virally launch your new website, product, service, or organization. Developed by Barrel in NYC, they’ve really hit a home run here. After digging in, you get some great options inside the dashboard. Here are some beautiful looking examples of Launch Effect. Online Retail…

JetPack 1.2.1* in the Wild

JetPack, produced by the WordPress.com team, is a great plugin that lets you add functionality from WordPress.com, directly to your self-hosted WordPress site. Features such as wp.com stats, sharing options, spelling and grammar correction, even wp.me shortcodes. The JetPack team announced the latest release of the plugin and it’s available for download immediately. Here is…

Incsub/WPMUdev Under Fire … Again

Troy Dean wrote an open letter to the WordPress developer community, laying out the issues at hand that with Incsub and copyright infringement. According to the letter, there was a three month agreement between Troy and Incsub to license and serve the videos Troy produced, to Incsub paying members. After Troy decided not to renew…

WooThemes Launches WooCommerce 1.2.2

WooCommerce, developed by WooThemes, launched its 1.2.2 version this morning. What are some of the new features? Customer email notifications about the status of their order Ability to make a layered navigation have an “OR” query so you can expand search You can now display size/weight on the attributes tab of the product listing page…

The New WordPress 3.3 Features You’ll Love on WordPress.com

Sara Rosso of WordPress.com announced that they pushed out the WordPress 3.3 features globally onto WordPress.com. It does seem pretty evident to me that as soon as WordPress.com receives the next release of WordPress’ updates, that the next major release of WordPress is coming very soon. I have a test site running the latest trunk…