I’m adding Illdy to my list of nice looking WordPress themes. It features a one-page layout that has spots for portfolio items, testimonials, news, and more.✦
Really nice WordPress portfolio showcase system: Semplice – I’ve got a couple designer friends that I’d recommend they check this out.
Semplice is the first fully responsive case study portfolio system based on WordPress. Built by designers, for designers.
Creating great software will never make every person happy. We’re not creating The Perfect Product, we’re choosing a path between many good options, weighing all of the inevitable trade-offs that come from a change, listening, shipping, and then doing it all over again. Iterating. My life’s work is improving WordPress. I firmly believe that Gutenberg is the direction that will provide the most benefit to the maximum number of people while being totally in line with core WordPress’s philosophies and commitment to user freedom.
Here are three great themes available from WordPress.com. The first two work well for “curated content” style blogs, like this one. The last is great for featuring your writing. Don’t be surprised if you see one of my sites using one of these sometime soon. Rowling Originally designed by Anders Norén, Rowling‘s clean look and versatility make it […]
Today I happened to be browsing through the WordPress Theme directory, and I came across three themes I just had to share:
Kent is reminiscent of the early days of Medium. It features a clean layout, nice typography, and an overall design that makes me want to crank out a couple of new posts.
Dyad‘s excellent pairing of images and content makes the foodie in me want to start a new food blog. If you have words and pictures to go with them, it provides a great pairing.
Emmet is a clean business oriented theme. Check out the preview provided by MotoPress. I love how this theme has a lot of design patterns and visual features without seeming cluttered. It’s big and bold with just the right amount of whitespace.
WPWebinarSystem is a WordPress plugin that lets you create and host full-featured webinars on your WordPress powered website. Bookmarking this one as it could come in handy sometime.
I’ve got a couple of WordPress sites that would benefit from an LCache implementation. The WP LCache plugin will make it possible. Looking forward to checking this out.
For sites concerned with high traffic, speed for logged-in users, or dynamic pageloads, a high-speed and persistent object cache is a must. WP LCache improves upon Memcached and Redis object cache implementations by using APCu, PHP’s in-memory cache, in a way that’s compatible with multiple web nodes. Under the hood, WP LCache uses LCache, a library that applies the tiered caching model of multi-core processors (with local L1 and central L2 caches) to web applications.
Source: WP LCache — WordPress Plugins
Shifter is a hosting solution that converts your WordPress site into a series of static files delivering lightning-fast performance and built-in security. Utilize the normal WordPress dashboard to manage your site while Shifter takes care of the static conversion. Shifter is a groundbreaking hosting solution that brings serverless architecture to the WordPress platform for the […]
This week information security professionals will be descending upon the Crowne Plaza Hotel in downtown Knoxville, TN for the first annual EDGE Security Conference. The conference will bring together the industry’s brightest minds for keynotes by a former White House CIO and an editor at WIRED magazine, plus an agenda packed with industry specific discussion and topical sessions. Since […]
There’s a reason why WordPress has a greater than 25% market share among web content management systems, and it’s not because its codebase adheres to the latest development methodologies. Rather, it’s because one of the core philosophies of the project is to hold the user above all else. Developer Ed Finkler further elucidates this point […]
I’m very used to using grunt-contrib-watch to “livereload” my browser while I’m developing a site. Today it occured to me the same feature would be nice to have when I’m building out a page inside WordPress. In other words, whenever I update a page or post inside my WordPress admin, I wanted the browser to automatically refresh the tab I’ve got open for the client-side. A quick Google search lead me to WP Live.php.
After installing the plugin in my development environment, I got back to work building a new page. Not having to refresh my browser every time I updated the page saved me several keystrokes over the course of my build.
I made an animated GIF to show you WP Live.php in action:
I’ve been developing WordPress-powered websites since 2008. When I started, I was dependent on my web host for my server builds. Over the years, I’ve become proficient in building and managing my own servers. Today I use the following combination of services to build highly performant servers for my clients: ServerPilot – This is a cloud-based control panel […]
You’ve got a ton of ideas for some great blog posts, and you don’t want your site’s theme getting in the way of all your great content? Check out these minimal WordPress themes: Unicode – $39 Unicode features a beautiful minimalstic profile, super-simple interface, and high-performance code. Ponder – Free When you’re thinking thoughts you really just […]