The Core Media Widgets feature plugin introduced a gallery widget in the 0.2.0 release this week. WordPress 4.8 added the new audio, image, and video widgets from this feature plugin. The gallery widget is targeted for merge into the upcoming WordPress 4.9 release.
Source: New Core Gallery Widget Targeted for WordPress 4.9 – WordPress Tavern
When browsing the Wayback Machine at archive.org, this little piece of history came up, the first South Texas WordPress Meetup. There was a bit of nostalgia looking back at the old logo and the our very own “Open Publisher” WordPress theme used then. Given the era and emergence of mobile browsing, our site was an early adopter of responsive Web design. This enabled mobile device users better a browsing experience. When RGVWEBPRO upgraded to offer domain names and Website hosting, our main site moved to the blog and adopted the theme, Edin by WordPress.com.
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Version 4.6 of WordPress, named “Pepper” in honor of jazz baritone saxophonist Park Frederick “Pepper” Adams III, is available for download or update in your WordPress dashboard. New features in 4.…
Source: WordPress 4.6 “Pepper”
WordPress 4.5 was released today, named in honor of Coleman Hawkins, an American jazz tenor saxophonist. Hawkins was one of the first musicians to establish the tenor saxophone as a jazz horn. Compared to other major releases, this one is short on show-stopping features but keeps WordPress on the path of steady, incremental improvements.
via WordPress 4.5 “Coleman” Released, Introduces Custom Logos, Responsive Previews, Improved Editing Experience – WordPress Tavern
During the 2015 State of the Word address, Matt Mullenweg shared a few stats about the growth of WordPress events around the globe. Last year there were 89 WordCamps with 21,000 attendees across 34 countries. A surprising 60% of the 601 WordCamp organizers were doing it for the first time. More people are getting involved in hosting WordPress events but there are many areas of the world that have yet to experience one.
via WordPress to Launch Experimental WordCamp Incubator Program – WordPress Tavern.
Sharing content on you WordPress powered Website has never been easier. If you blog right from WordPress.com, you can use the “Press This” tool to quickly share content from any Website.
Press This provides a lightning-fast way to grab text, images, or video from any website and post it to your blog without ever visiting WordPress.com. You can also use Press This to quickly share a link on your blog.
via Press This — Support — WordPress.com.
We are thrilled to announce the launch of the new Plugin Browser for your Jetpack sites. Now, you can install plugins from the WordPress.org plugin directory on all of your Jetpack sites from a single interface. You can also manage updates, and remove plugins you no longer need.
Source: New Plugin Browser — Jetpack for WordPress
I think it’s safe to say that I’m somewhat obsessed with themes that help you get your WordPress projects started quickly. Most likely because I’ve been there, staring at an empty project folder wondering where I should begin. Well, you shouldn’t have to stare at that empty folder for any project. Even when you’re starting from scratch you’re probably not really starting from scratch, right? You’re taking an existing WordPress theme, either your own or someone elses, and hacking at it until it’s something new. That theme is your Starter Theme.
Source: What Do You Really Need in a WordPress Starter Theme? | ThemeShaper
Would you like to hire from your WordPress Website? Here’s a fantastic plugin by Mike Jolley.
WP Job Manager is a lightweight job listing plugin for adding job-board like functionality to your WordPress site. Being shortcode based, it can work with any theme (given a bit of CSS styling) and is really simple to setup.
Source: WordPress › WP Job Manager « WordPress Plugins
Update: Our friends at CodeRGV.org, with help from Drew Lentz and Michael Wilson, have graciously accepted the roles of co-organizers of the South Texas WordPress Meetup. Michael has already posted a message on the boards looking for folks that would like to participate in the next event.
In the past, I’ve had the privilege of co-organizing The South Texas WordPress Meetup group in the beautiful city of San Juan, Texas.
The City of San Juan, with help from Communications Coordinator, Betsy Gutierrez, has graciously helped by inviting us to use The San Juan Memorial Library to host our events where we’ve been able to gather and share all things WordPress.
The South Texas WordPress Meetup group is a place where anyone can join and participate and, for me, it’s been a rewarding experience.
As of June of last year, however, I haven’t been able to help with organizing any event for the benefit of the community as I’ve been in Oklahoma City.
For that reason, I have posted that we need a co-organizer to step in and help with future events. If you’re interested, you can contact me for more information via Meetup.com or Facebook.com at the links below.
Make WordPress Community – Meetups – make.wordpress.org
South Texas WordPress Meetup (McAllen, TX) – meetup.com
South Texas WordPress Meetup Facebook Group – facebook.com
If you’re on the hunt for a new WordPress blogging theme but the designs are all starting to look too similar, you may want to check out Adler. It is one of the more unique themes to land in the WordPress.org directory in recent months with its uncommon typography choices and bright bursts of color.
Source: Adler: A Unique Personal Blogging Theme for WordPress