I have revived #WordPressWednesdays! It is a series that is suppose to come out every Wednesday with news from around the WordPress community. I have been busy with a lot of things this year, but this has been a series that has been in the back of my mind.
People are always asking me about news and such. Yes, they could google around for recent WordPress news, but I’m going to keep it simple and put together a roundup. I do talk about WordPress news and even have plenty of my own WordPress tutorials, but what a better way to make it easier for you all with a roundup post.
#WordPressWednesday 2013 Volume 3
Alex King put together a plugin for WordPress GitHub activity. WP Github Activity allows you to install a widget and pull your feed from Github.
WPBeginner shares How to Reset Passwords for All Users in WordPress. The plugin mentioned is Emergency Password Reset, and is great for when you might have a security breach and don’t want to go through every user manually to reset.
Devesh Sharma at WPKube shares a roundup of WordPress themes and plugin solutions to make a coupon site.
Chris Lema covers some well thought out points on the WordPress drag and drop themes concept. There are a few frameworks available and its like setting out blind people to design their sites from the GeoCities, and Tripod days. Chris even mentions it and yes… my two cents… agreed!
Kim Castleberry shows WordPress users on how to subscribe to the RSS feed of a single category. This is useful in case you really don’t care for the rest of the site and only want what you believe are the meat and potatoes.
WordPress Community News
WP Daily had announced that it was going to go away, but after huge feedback from the WordPress community, it is no longer a problem and WP Daily announced that they will just be on a hiatus until further notice.
Joost de Valk is working on a good premium support program for his plugins after a little kerfluffle over users complaining about their free support on the WordPress SEO plugin.
Bob Dunn interviewed Samuel Woods, who is popularly known as Otto.
Adam Warner of FooPlugins talks about FooCamp, a sries on how to make WordPress plugins. If you are a WordPress plugin developer or are interested in learning, this might be something you may want to sign up for.
WordPress Development News
WordPress 3.6 RC1 is out! Originally, WordPress version 3.6 was scheduled to be released in May 2013, but it was brought back to development to remove some features and fix some other issues that came up and some things worked on. Mark Jaquith says that he hopes that WordPress 3.6 will be available in a few more weeks.
The WXR Importer was recently forked for much needed improvement. Wishing good luck to Frederick Ding on his testing and improvements to the WXR Importer. If you’re interested in helping, join in his conversation at Make WordPress Core.
Thank you for stopping by for this week’s #WordPressWednesday. If you have other notable and newsworthy WordPress resources, let me know. If you are a company that offers resources, feel free to submit a unique press release or news tidbit.