Customizing WordPress Archives For Categories, Tags And Other Taxonomies

Most WordPress users are familiar with tags and categories and with how to use them to organize their blog posts. If you use custom post types in WordPress, you might need to organize them like categories and tags. Categories and tags are examples of taxonomies, and WordPress allows you to create as many custom taxonomies...

What You Need To Know About WordPress 3.9

The latest version of WordPress named “Smith” was released yesterday which brings us another round of core changes. This time, the team worked mainly on the back-end editing and admin functions, such as a big TinyMCE (visual editor) update, gallery previews, media playlists, an improved widget UI and live theme previews (only to mention a...

A Quick Tour Of WordPress 4.0

Today, WordPress has released the first release candidate1 (RC) for the upcoming 4.0 version. According to the official version numbering2, WordPress 4.0 is no more or less significant than 3.9 was or 4.1 will be. That being said, a new major release is always a cause for excitement! Let’s take a look at the new features the...

Better Dependency Management In Team-Based WordPress Projects With Composer

WordPress has come a long way since its genesis in 2003. Once reserved for humble blogs, it now powers websites for some of the world’s largest companies1 and is even being promoted as a platform to power the next generation of Web apps. As a result of this increasing popularity, over the last couple of...

WordPress Performance Improvements That Can Go Wrong

If you’ve searched recently for tips on optimizing WordPress’ performance, then you have definitely come across various techniques that people recommend. These include all sorts of caching mechanisms, such as reverse proxies, object caching and cache plugins, CSS minification, using sprites for images, and so on. All of them are viable and effective ways to...

Yukon – Clean Hi-Res Admin Template (Admin Templates)

Yukon Admin is a clean HTML5/CSS3 web app based on AngularJS Framework, ui-router (routing framework for AngularJS), Twitter Bootstrap Framework and jQuery, it’s easily customisable (less files), cross-browser compatible and works great on mobile devices. Features One page App (AngularJS) Responsive Layout (desktops, tablets, mobile devices) HTML5/CSS3 Hi-res ready Build with less Based on Twitter...

Why You Might Consider Adding Development Hours to Your Changelog

Jean Galea, who is a member of the Advanced WordPress group on Facebook, recently shared a plugin with an interesting changelog. It’s called Bulk Delete and is developed by Sudar Muthu, a developer based in Bangalore, India. The changelog not only shows which bugs have been fixed or features that were added, it also displays...