WordPress 3.8 has just been released and I just finished my upgrades, how about you? I know I haven’t been around much on VoodooPress, a newer job and school have been keeping me insanely busy. I just finished my thesis and have one more class left at school – then I hope to keep things up to date here! But I have been keeping up on WordPress just a bit, and 3.8 is looking pretty sweet!
I have been waiting forever for this capability! With the update to jetpack 2.7 that was recently announced on the Jetpack site, we finally get our content sent right over to Google+! How cool is that? I like to share my content far and wide whenever I publish – Facebook and Twitter got my content automatically, but I always had to remember (and often forgot) to manually post to Google+. No more, it’s built in! Give your plugin and update and test it out. What do you think?
VoodooPress has always been a great resource for customizing those child themes. We always run the latest default theme from WordPress and have some fun tweaking it up a bit. In the spirit of that, we’ve thrown the switch and have a 2013 child theme. Not much is done yet, just the basic functionality. Stay tuned, we will be fully customizing the site over the coming weeks – making things wider, playing with the header, changing the colour scheme. It’s all in the works!
Last night the newest release of WordPress was released into the wild – version 3.6. Have you upgraded yet? I immediately updated all of my sites (with 1 click thanks to InfiniteWP) and after clicking around I seem to have no issues or conflicts – that’s always nice! You can read the official release post here, I’d also recommend cruising by WPBeginner and checking out what they have to say for a more detailed look into 3.6.
VoodooPress always runs a child theme of the most recent default WordPress theme. On that note, sometime over the next month I’ll switch over to th enew 2013 theme and we will customize it and get those tutorials out to you! I’m a bit tied up with school and work right now – finals week is next week. Once I get over this hurdle, we will get some fun new content up!
While I’m busy posting up links to help me find articles later, here’s another good one. A list of 100 (plus some bonus links) WordPress related resources for you. It’s a good list, many of these are in my daily RSS reader list. Unfortunately, VoodooPress hasn’t made the cut. But, as I mentioned a while ago, while I’m working on my Master’s degree a lot of my content output suffers. That’s cool, I’ll be back full time soon enough! Until then, why not check out this list. Let me know what you think! See anything missing? Suggest it, the list is curated and will be updated. Did you make the cut?
More times than not, I write posts here on VoodooPress to help myself find useful information later on down the road. I like to post it so I can find it; but I hope it helps my readers as well. I know I’m going to want to remember this site. GenerateWP has a good deal of useful tools and it looks like it is constantly being updated with new tools. Let me tell you why I think this is cool.
I’m going to post this here in the hopes that one of my smart readers has some input. I have a friend who runs a nice photography site. His main domain is redirected offsite. His /wordpress directory has his install. He was getting ready to run his /wordpress install from root and before making any changes a problem sprung up. His site has worked fine in the listed configuration for years. I looked through both .htaccess files and they are perfect. Suddenly his /wordpress domain follows the redirect rules of the parent .htaccess. Absolutely nothing has changed on his end. What could have changed at the server level that might cause this? If I turn off his pretty permalinks in the subdomain and his .htaccess file clears out, the site works fine. Turn on the permalinks and the site redirects again following the 301 redirect in the root .htaccess file.
If anyone has any idea why, without any changes being made to either .htaccess file, this would suddenly happen I would love some input. I want him to be able to discuss this with his server guy who currently feels it is the fault of his WP install. Thanks!
There has been a good deal of chatter around the internet of late regarding a brute force attack on WordPress. Are you experiencing this? Do you know what it means? Maybe you are just having site problems and haven’t figured out what’s wrong yet. Regardless, there’s a shiny new resource for you!
If you haven’t heard the news, WordPress 3.6 is just around the corner! There are plenty of posts around the internet for you to find out what all is changing so I won’t rehash all of that! The important thing here is that you test it! I hope by now you all have a testing environment set up. I do it on a subdomain. But it is important for a couple of reasons.