Easily Add, Remove, and Rearrange Columns With The Admin Columns Plugin

If you find yourself wanting more control over the columns on the posts, post types, pages, media, comments, links, and users administration screens, take a look at the Admin Columns plugin. Admin Columns, developed by Codepress, is a free plugin that is actively installed on more than 60K sites that enables administrators to add, remove, and rearrange columns. Each column type has its own …

Google Removes Dennis Cooper’s 14-Year-Old Blog, Illustrates Dangers of Using a Publishing Service

Fans of artist Dennis Cooper are concerned about Google’s mysterious removal of his 14-year-old blog approximately two weeks ago. Cooper, a novelist and performance artist known for his controversial subject material, fears that Google may be censoring his work but hasn’t received an explanation. After contacting Google via multiple channels, Cooper received a statement about the blog being in “violation …

Codeable.io Buys Back Shares From Early Investors, Partners with WooCommerce

Codeable.io, an outsourcing marketplace for WordPress projects, announced a new partnership with Automattic today, along with a share buyback from some of the company’s early investors. Tomaž Zaman and Per Esbensen bootstrapped the company for the first couple of months after founding it in 2012, prior to receiving a $75K investment from three business angels. After another couple of months, …

WordCamp New York City Takes Part in United Nations Open Camps Initiative

This weekend, WordCamp New York City takes place at the United Nations Office of Information and Communications Technology. The event offers everything you’d expect at a WordCamp including multiple tracks of sessions and a contributor day. Behind the scenes however, WordCamp NYC is part of a large initiative that includes a number of open source projects. On July 8-17, the …

Set a Highlight Color for WordPress Content with Live Preview in the Customizer

In a recent interview on the WordPress Weekly podcast, when asked about his comments at WordCamp US regarding customization being the biggest opportunity to improve the WordPress experience, Matt Mullenweg said, “The Customizer is everything.” He followed it up by saying that customizing sites via both the Customizer and themes is currently the platform’s weakest area. “If I think about …

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 …

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 …