WIRED Has an Exciting New Way to Build Multimedia Stories | WIRED

I like how the engineers behind the WIRED website utilize WordPress to make it happen.

In building the Feature Story Builder tool, we extracted what we learned from all of the custom executions that we produced before it, and then integrated our styles with the open source WordPress Page Builder tool from the “Make” WordPress theme. Now, the flexible components of a page can be assembled to construct a WordPress post using a simple drag and drop interface with plenty of customization options.

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Grav – A Modern Flat-File CMS | Grav

Grava modern flat-file CMS.

In a nutshell, installing Grav is a matter of unzipping the file. It is fast, has sophisticated caching, and a light footprint for optimal performance. Content is just simple markdown files in folders, with no complicated databases to deal with. A powerful API and extensive hooks allow for plugins to extend Grav and a comprehensive package manager provides easy installation and updating of extensions. Flexible Twig templating allows easy realization of your designs.

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Can’t send email more than 500 miles

Here’s a funny little story from the world of IT:

I was working in a job running the campus email system some years ago when I got a call from the chairman of the statistics department.

“We’re having a problem sending email out of the department.”

“What’s the problem?” I asked.

“We can’t send mail more than 500 miles,” the chairman explained.

I choked on my latte. “Come again?”

“We can’t send mail farther than 500 miles from here,” he repeated. “A little bit more, actually. Call it 520 miles. But no farther.” [continued…]

WP Help – a plugin for documenting your client sites

Need to provide your client with documentation for that custom WordPress site you developed for them? WP Help is a great plugin for adding documentation to a client’s WordPress admin.

Site operators can create detailed, hierarchical documentation for the site’s authors, editors, and contributors, viewable in the WordPress admin. Powered by Custom Post Types, you get all the power of WordPress to create, edit, and arrange your documentation. Perfect for customized client sites. Never send another “here’s how to use your site” e-mail again!

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