WordPress 3.9 for IOS Now Available

WordPress 3.9 for iOS has been released. The update include some major changes like:

  • Sidebar navigation has been removed.
  • Tab bar based layout.

and a lot of visual changes to the app.

Some fixes include:

  • Fixed a bug issue where user had problems logging into a password protected site.
  • Fixed a bug related to scrolling and selecting in the post editor.
  • Fixed a crash occuring when reblogging a post in the reader.

 

Another great feature added to the update is the seamless inline commenting.. This makes replying to comments feel lie messaging.

Read the rest of the update here: http://ios.wordpress.org/category/update-2/

GovFresh WP: Free WordPress Theme for Governments

GovFresh, a government and technology blog launched a new WordPress theme to protect and promote the use of open source software to governments. Government sites are usually left behind when it comes to site design and ui. Most of these sites looked as if it hasn’t been updated since 1999.

GovFresh tries to tackle these site problems by making a theme that is free for everyone to use. They know that many small cities don’t have the technology and budget to afford website consulting services and are therefore left behind.

GovFresh is a starter theme based on BootStrap. It has all the basics of building a modern site like:

  • Adaptable to any screen size.
  • Custom header and background image
  • Homepage, footer widgets, sidebar
  • Data portability

Read the rest of the post here: http://wptavern.com/govfresh-a-free-wordpress-theme-for-governments

Speed Up WordPress by Optimizing Images for Web

How are you saving your images in WordPress? Most beginners do not know that knowing how to save images for web can dramatically improve site loading speed. In this article, we’ll teach you how to properly save images optimized for the web..

Although, images can help increase engagement, optimizing it to load faster in your site can have a huge impact in customer engaement. In fact, for each second delay can cost about 7% of sales, 11% fewer pageviews, and 16% decrease in customer satisfaction(source: Strangeloop).

When saving images, consider the following:

Image file format and compression

Read the rest of the post here: http://www.wpbeginner.com/beginners-guide/speed-wordpress-save-images-optimized-web/

Top 9 Misconceptions About WordPress

WordPress has about 21.2% of all the website which makes it one of the most popular CMS in the world. However, people know very little about it. This is where misconceptions start to spread. Usually these misconceptions are based on what they have heard from other than trying to use the platform itself. One misconception is that people believed that WordPress is just a blogging tool. Another is that WordPress is unsecured. Another is that WordPress is not suited for large sites. This article will help you clear up some of these common misconceptions about WordPress.

Read the rest of the post here: http://www.wpbeginner.com/opinion/9-most-common-misconceptions-about-wordpress/

Top 8 JQuery Tutorials

With JQuery, you are able to create an interactive, and user-friendly websites. Those who are new in web design and development specifically those who aren’t familiar with HTML and CSS may find JQuery a bit intimidating but with tutorials readily avaialable online you can learn the JQuery in a snap.

These tutorials will help you learn about JQuery by example. In just a few tutorials you can easily create beautiful widgets, tabs, animated FAQs, smooth scroll to top effect, cool tooltips, and even create responsive videos for your site.

These tutorials not only let you know the basics of JQuery but you can actually see what you did in action which makes it a great tool for learning the language.

Read the rest of the tutorial here: http://www.wpbeginner.com/showcase/8-best-jquery-tutorials-for-wordpress-beginners/

10 Free Plugins to Customize Your Admin Theme

Tired of your old admin theme? Lets face it. As a WordPress user, you’ll be looking at your admin area most of the time. WordPress’ default color scheme looks ok but a bit boring.

Luckily there are plenty of plugins available that can help you easily customize your WordPress admin color scheme. This feature has been popular among developers since the 3.8 release.

This post will feature 10 of the best admins that can customize and control admin color schemes. Many of these plugins have similar names, so you might get confused. But if you read them all carefully, you’ll find that there is more of it than meets the eye.

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14 Common WordPress Errors and How to Fix Them

WordPress is very easy to use but sometimes there are errors which can cause panic especially for beginners. So before sending a ticket or cursing WordPress about these errors, this blog has created a list of the most common WordPress errors and how you can fix it yourself.

Before doing your own fix, make sure to do a complete backup of your site. It is recommended to use an automated backup but it may cost you a few bucks but you can do also create a WordPress backup manually.

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Managed WordPress Hosting from Godaddy

WordPress is the best platform available to create a website for your business. First you need a reliable hosting for your site. In the past, Shared hosting was the most popular type of used by beginners. Today however, due to the popularity of WordPress, several hosting providers have chosen to provide specialized WordPress hosting known as . A traditional web hosts simply provide the hardware for developers to build wordpress website.But a managed WordPress hosts focus more on supporting WordPress too. The prices of managed WordPress hosting is quite higher than the average shared hosting. If you’re a tech savvy or a beginner who is starting a blog, then a traditional host is most likely the best route. For companies with a high-traffic website, we recommend managed WordPress hosting.

Godaddy added the managed WordPress hosting to their services. In managed WordPress hosting, GoDaddy takes care of managing the technical side of things, including server set-up, security, speed, WordPress updates, daily backups and performance optimization. With GoDaddy Managed WordPress, customers won’t have to worry about manually updating wordpress plug-ins or themes, as it will be done automatically. GoDaddy also offers added security in the form of firewalls, malware scanning and automated security patching. When a sign up with their managed WordPress hosting, the latest version of WordPress automatically installed in the root directory. And when customers launch into their accounts, they will be redirected to WordPress admin panel.

WordPress Core Development Repo Official Git Mirror Now Available

WordPress has just announced official git mirrors for WordPress . These are read-only mirrors for WordPress core development SVN repository. Git mirrors are also available for bbPress, BuddyPress,GloPress and the core.svn build repository.

 

The contribution process is not as direct but there is a tutorial on how to contribute to WordPress using GitHub. In the future, WordPress will also be making git mirrors for WordPress plugins and themes.

For the next week, it will be in beta so expect a few bugs. This new git mirror opens up to an even greater improvement especially in the enhancements and fixes of WordPress.

Read the rest of the post here: http://wptavern.com/official-git-mirror-now-available-for-wordpress-core-development-repository