New Plugin Adds The Ability to Categorize and Tag Attachments in The WordPress Media Library

One of the most common complaints I often hear from those who have a large number of attachments in the WordPress media library is the lack of Category and Tag support to organize media. When combined, tags and categories are a decent way to organize content. Three years ago, a ticket was created on WordPress Trac requesting that this feature be added to …

Jetpack 4.1 Adds Telegram and WhatsApp Sharing Buttons, Introduces Untappd Menu Shortcode

Jetpack 4.1 was released today with performance improvements that make calls to the database more efficient, reducing what Jetpack does on each page load. Slideshows should load faster now that the Carousel module has been tweaked to no longer load full-size images in the previous and next previews. Using Photon in dev mode has also been improved by cutting out …

Introducing Upfront 1.3, aka Blogging on Speed

Today we are excited to announce the release of Upfront 1.3, which we’re dubbing “Upfront for Publishers.” This version of our WordPress theme platform includes a huge update to the post and page writing experience. Want to display your featured images above the titles of your posts? Easy. Or show the publication date at the bottom of posts instead of …

Bulgarian Government Now Requires Custom Software to be Open Source

photo credit: Bulgarian Flag – (license) The Bulgarian government has just passed an amendment to its Electronic Governance Act that mandates all custom software created for the government must be open source. The amendment was voted on in the Bulgarian parliament and put into effect July 1, 2016. According to Bozhidar Bozhanov, a 27-year-old software engineer and advisor to the …

7 Courses That Turn WordPress Users into Developers (Free and Paid Options)

You’re not a beginner anymore. You don’t need to watch another tutorial on how to install WordPress, set up a theme, or find and install plugins. But, that doesn’t mean that you know everything. Maybe you’ve built a simple theme or plugin, but not the sort of thing you’d consider submitting to WordPress.org. Or maybe you’re pretty good with HTML …