Shortcodes roadmap

The Shortcode API is well loved by developers. Thousands of plugins use it for many cool features. Unfortunately it wasn’t documented well when it was added. Even now the documentation is somewhat incomplete. The API was also very permissive, allowing many unintended user cases. The result of these early mistakes is that there are plugins […]

Tools and Tips to Make Your WordPress Blog Content Super-Accessible

An award-winning blog serves up information to readers like a five-star restaurant. Taxonomies are the menu advertising “food” to both guests and SEO spiders. Categories and tags are part of the active ingredients that make your bouillabaisse bubble with tasty morsels of nourishment that your readers crave. Simple tools like plugins can make your WordPress […]

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14 Reasons for Firing You (that have nothing to do with your age)

The truth is, there are a lot of reasons to be fired that have nothing to do with your age. Click To Tweet The other day I read a post about 3 reasons millennials are being fired. From the discussions I’ve seen, read, and participated in about the article, people have anchored on the dynamic […]

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Abandoned Shopping Cart Emails: Why You Need Them and What They Should Say

In what seems to be an increasingly serious problem for online retailers, the average shopping cart abandonment rate has been bumping up against the 90% level as of late. Whether or not this rising trend continues is anyone’s guess but with even the 6-month average hovering just under 80%, there is no questioning that it’s […]

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Twenty Sixteen is now on Github!

To try things a bit differently this year, Twenty Sixteen is going to be developed on GitHub, just like a featured plugin, before it makes its way to core SVN and Trac. You can find it right here. Want to get involved? It’s as easy as creating an issue or PR on Github. There is […]

The WordPress 2015 Survey

WordPress is collecting data for their 2015 survey. If you’re a developer or just a casual user, take a couple minutes to answer a few questions about your experience. The results will be shared at WordCamp US later this year, so WordPress it’s self and we the WordPress community have more information to make better choices in our work.