Named after jazz saxophonist Coleman Hawkins, WordPress 4.5 has finally arrived! This release is admittedly a little less feature-packed than some others, but much-improved image generation and improvements to both the visual editor and the customizer are still nothing to sneeze at. I suspect that theme developers will also find the new selective refresh for the customizer […]
Let’s face it. No developer is perfect. Sometimes, I make some pretty dumb mistakes. But fortunately, dumb mistakes make for great blog content (provided that they aren’t too embarrassing to admit to).
If WP-CLI stopped working after upgrading to Wordpress version 4.4 (or you’re getting a PHP Fatal error: Class ‘WP_Widget’ not found), here’s the solution.
One of the features of Wordpress 4.4 that I’m most excited about is its native support for responsive images in posts and pages. Check it out!
At last, Wordpress version 4.4 has shipped, marking the first major release of the software since August. With it comes some exciting new features.
Here’s the problem. You have a background image somewhere on your website that looks great on your trusty, old-fashioned desktop PC monitor, but appears blurry or pixelated on your Retina display iPad. You can use CSS media queries to target high-density displays and supply them with a separate, 2x resolution version of your image, but with this simple SCSS mixin, the entire process becomes downright easy.
The Gravity Forms plugin is fantastic, but by default, only administrators can create & edit forms built with it. Here’s how to let users with the “editor” role (or any other role, for that matter) do the same.
Posts, pages, comments, and even custom post types in Wordpress rely on a screen often referred to as the “Edit Posts” screen, the “All Posts” screen, or sometimes, just edit.php. Here, you can get a list of all of your posts (of a given type) in a nice, clean table with sortable columns and pagination; from this table, you can edit, quick edit, trash, or view a given post, making it a very useful screen in managing any Wordpress site. But how can you add custom columns to this screen for custom post meta fields?
A security and maintenance update to Wordpress (version 4.3.1) has just been released, and you should go ahead and update your sites now.
I recently had trouble with a fresh installation of MySQL on Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite), and it wasn’t an issue with my configuration file. This is my story of discovering why I couldn’t connect to my local database server, and what I did to get things working again.