This week I have had my nose buried learning all about the WordPress Theme Customizer, I have come to the conclusion that for most themes nowadays we can use that instead of a theme options panel. The live preview of changes is great so users can see what effect they are having on their site in real-time and they don’t take place until it has been saved, unlike normal options panels where you make change then go and refresh your site. I’d like to see more themes make use of these great built-in feature and it’s the direction I will be taking for future themes.
Anyway, on with the news …
This is our (sort of ) weekly WordPress news roundup post, you can view previous news roundups on this tag. I also post frequent WordPress links on Twitter all week, follow WPLIft here if you are on Twitter. Our facebook page is growing nicely with over 2500 members now so please “Like” us on Facebook. Finally, I’m also on Pinterest so you can add me there as well.
WordPress News and Articles
- Lessons I Learned from Selling 2 Commercial WordPress Products on Flippa
- WordPress Backend Design Study
- Polish your code
- Episode 51: A true WordPress entrepreneur
- New User Profile Design Coming to WordPress.org
- Why Is Explaining WordPress To Someone So Hard?
- Mojo Themes – Top 10 Keyword Search
- Responsive Web Design for WordPress Explained
Tutorials and How-Tos
- How To: Grow Your Email List Faster in WordPress with the OptinMonster Plugin
- Customizing the WordPress Admin: Custom Admin Menus
- A Guide to the WordPress Theme Customizer: Sections, Settings, and Controls
- Understand WordPress internationalization and translation
- Planning your editorial content in WordPress
- Custom backgrounds and headers
- Dramatically Improve Your WordPress Loading Speeds With These Simple Tips
- Connect WordPress Sites to Your Gravatar Profile
- How To Put House Rule Breaking Commenters In The Naughty Corner
Resources & Freebies
- The WPlift Roundup of Free WordPress Themes September 2013
- An Automated WordPress Migration Service: CMS2CMS Reviewed
- Free Medium-Inspired WordPress Themes
- Top 10 WordPress Profanity Filters and Spam Blocking Plugins
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