Chris Lema’s Session From PressNomics 3 on Managing Time and Energy


One of my favorite sessions at PressNomics 3 is now available to watch for free on YouTube. Although sessions weren’t recorded or live streamed, Chris Lema used his own gear to record his presentation. He shares the lessons he’s learned throughout his career on managing time and energy. One of my favorite tips is writing down three things you want to get done each day. Each completed task builds confidence and over time, you end … Check out the source»

Seville, Spain to Host WordCamp Europe 2015


The WordCamp Europe organization team announced today that the 2015 event will be held in Seville, Spain from June 26 – 28 at the Barceló Gran Hotel Renacimiento. Last year’s WordCamp in Sofia, Bulgaria was a tremendous success with nearly 800 attendees, a world-class speaker lineup, and a strong local community of volunteers. Ordinarily, the WCEU organizers select a host city based on applications from various European WordPress communities after an open call. However, this … Check out the source»

DradCast Episode 072: Fall off the ledge


Show notes: Jake Goldman is the President and Founder of 10up, a full service digital agency that has worked with TechCrunch, ESPN, and Consumer Reports. He is a core contributor to WordPress, and works on some of the most highly-rated WordPress plugins. Jake also co-organizes the Sacramento WordPress Meetup. You can find Jake on Twitter @jakegold! Sippin’ on Brad – Johnnie Walker Red Label Dre – Diet Ginger Ale Jake - Green Tea Latte Pressing topics How Important is Jetpack? … Check out the source»

Why Jetpack Comments is Not A Great Alternative to WordPress’ Native Comment Form


Jetpack ships with more than 30 different modules including, Jetpack Comments. One of its primary features is allowing people to login using credentials from their, Twitter, Facebook, or Google+ accounts. Jetpack Comments Form This module has replaced the WordPress native comment form for nearly two years on WP Tavern. It makes it easier for people on social networks to post a comment, but the convenience comes with several drawbacks. Lack of a Graceful Fallback … Check out the source»

Using Grunt to automate redundant tasks in WordPress development


Grunt is a NodeJS-powered, automated JavaScript task runner that can be used to take a lot of the repetitive work out of web development. In this article, I will give an introduction to Grunt and the technologies it works with, as well as go over some of the ways it can be used to improve WordPress development. I will also recommend some tools to get you up and running with Grunt for plugin and theme development, … Check out the source»

#WCEU 2015 to be held in Seville!


Today the dates and location for WordCamp Europe 2015 were revealed! It’s to be held between the 26th and 28th of June in Seville, Spain. The Conference days are to be Friday 26th and Saturday 27th June, with the Contributor day being Sunday 28th June.

YouTube Embed Plus plugin


I’m working on a site that needs a lot of embeddable videos. I first tried self-hosting them, but got an ominous “Waiting for available socket…” message that made me think that was eating too much bandwidth, so I uploaded them to YouTube. I’ve dealt with YouTube embeds before and found good plugins for making them responsive, but this one‘s in a different league: it ships with about 30 more options than I realized even existed … Check out the source»

Five Characteristics Of An Innovation


The “diffusion of innovations” theory of communications expert and rural sociologist Everett Rogers attempts to identify and explain the factors that lead to people and groups adopting innovations (new ideas and technologies). Design teams that account for both usability and how people adopt innovation stand a much greater chance of having users accept and use their products. The diffusion of innovations is a complex process; design teams can use their knowledge of the theory to … Check out the source»

Introducing Extensions: X Theme’s Custom Plugins and More


Plugins extend the functionality of your clients’ websites, so they deliver a better user experience, top up marketing, support your brand identity, etc. Which route would you take: would you buy premium WordPress plugins that are (hopefully) compatible with your theme, and then integrate them yourself – or get an extension-rich theme right from the start?

How to Add a Login Form in Your WordPress Sidebar


Are you looking to add a login form to your sidebar? If you are running a multi-author site, or allow user registration on your site, then it is helpful to provide your users with an easy way to login to your site. In this article, we will show you how to easily add a login form in your WordPress sidebar. First thing you need to do is install and activate the Sidebar Login plugin. Once … Check out the source»