There’s a lot of great WordPress content published in the community but not all of it is featured on the Tavern. This post is an assortment of items related to WordPress that caught my eye but didn’t make it into a full post.
WordPress Turns 14 Years Old
WordPress turns 14 years old tomorrow. David Bisset celebrates the occasion and mentions four things he wants to see in the next year.
WordPress 4.8 Dev Notes
As the WordPress 4.8 release date draws near, component maintainers are publishing dev notes for the features they worked on. So far, the following dev notes have been published:
- Media Widgets for Images, Video, and Audio
- Changes to the Tag Cloud Widget in WordPress 4.8
- Addition of TinyMCE to the Text Widget
- Editor API Changes in 4.8
Keep an eye on Make WordPress Core for further dev notes.
HeroPress Announces Educational Scholarship Winners
HeroPress has announced the winners of the WPShout Up and Running educational scholarships. Birgit Olzem, in Gerolstein, Germany, was one of the winners chosen.
— CoachBirgit ☯ (@CoachBirgit) May 25, 2017
A WordPress Plugin That Renames Excerpt to TL;DR
The other day, I was thinking about how the TL;DR (Too long, didn’t read) summary of articles is similar to the way Excerpts work in WordPress. I browsed the plugin directory to see if anyone had created a plugin that renamed Excerpts to TL;DR.
I wasn’t surprised when I discovered TL;DR created by Ozh Richard. It hasn’t been updated in more than two years so it won’t show up in casual searches. It simply renames Excerpt to TL;DR using a filter to replace a string with custom text.
Human Made Shares Handbook
While it’s not a perfect fit for every one, it provides an in-depth look at the principles the company values. The company provides a number of great employee benefits. Take there bereavement policy for example.
What’s in Matt’s Backpack?
Matt Mullenweg provided an update on what he’s carrying around in his backpack. While it’s filled with technology, ear buds, and the like, the item that stands out to me is the fidget spinner.
If you don’t know what a fidget spinner is, this article by Live Science is a good primer.
Organizing WordCamps and Developing the Finnish Community
A great article that describes the Finnish WordPress community and what transpired after switching the name of WordCamp Finland to WordCamp Helsinki.
Five Things To Know about Video Headers
Deborah Edwards-Onoro, of Lireo Designs, shares five things you should know about video headers, a feature that was introduced in WordPress 4.7.
Marketing Tips and Experiences
Scott Bolinger, shares what has and hasn’t worked in his marketing efforts:
“I’ve had my nose stuck in product code on and off for 3 years now, but recently I’ve decided to shift my focus to marketing. This is something I’ve done before, and it seems to come in cycles, depending on what my business needs.
Over the years I’ve tried many different things related to marketing, most of them have fallen short. A few things have worked, I thought I’d share some of my journey up to this point.”
Women Who WordPress Wapuu!
In what is a traditional part of this series, I end each issue by featuring a Wapuu design. For those who don’t know, Wapuu is the unofficial mascot of the WordPress project.
The Women Who WP Wapuu represents the Women Who WP group. The group is dedicated to inspiring, connecting, challenging, and educating women throughout the WordPress community, through referrals, networking, workshops and mentorship focused on professional development and WordPress.
The Women Who WP Wapuu pin was a huge hit at WordCamp Chicago earlier this year. If you’d like to purchase one, Wapu.us has 11 available for $6 each.
That’s it for issue twenty. If you recently discovered a cool resource or post related to WordPress, please share it with us in the comments.