WordPress 3.7 was just released, this version is named “Basie” and provides one major new feature: background updating. If you add a line to your WP Config, WordPress will update itself without you having to lift a finger: I love this and will be applying it to all my WP sites. You can read more about this release on the blog. Good job!
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WordPress News and Articles
- WordPress Acquisitions: A Tale of WordPress Businesses that Were Bought & Sold
- WordPress 3.7 “Basie”
- AppPresser: A foundation for using WordPress to make mobile apps
- Episode 53: Josh Strebel of Page.ly, PressNomics and Matt Report Pro
- Introducing Pressware – Custom WordPress Development and Services
- Interview with Vladimir Prelovac of ManageWP.org
- Why didn’t the White House use WordPress?
- Co-Creating A Better Support Experience
- Disrupting the WordPress Commercial Theme Marketplace
- Pricing WordPress Plugins (or “The Dangers of The App Store Model”)
- Attacking WordPress
- Red Hot WordPress Themes by Theme Furnace
Tutorials and How-Tos
- Ensuring Your Theme Has Retina Support
- WordPress Posts vs. Pages: Which is Best for Your Site
- Customizing the WordPress Admin – Listings Screens
- A Guide to the WordPress Theme Customizer: A Methodology for Sections, Settings, and Controls – Part 1
- Pulse: An Example WordPress Plugin Using the Heartbeat API
- How To Style Github Gist Code Embeds in WordPress
- How To Test WordPress On Tablets And Mobiles You Don’t Own
Resources & Freebies
- 30 WordPress Review Themes: Build a Review Website with WordPress
- 30 New & Fresh WordPress Themes for Personal Blogs
- A WordPress Forum Theme: Forum Engine by EngineThemes Reviewed
- Top 6 Translation Plugins for Your WordPress Site
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