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WordPress

WordPress Widgets: Take the Survey

Earlier today I published a general survey asking question about how you (yes, you!) use widgets in WordPress. I’d love it if you could take a few minutes and fill out the survey. Thanks!

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Design WordPress

A Tabbed UI for WordPress Widgets

I’ve been working on some design concepts for a redesign of widgets in WordPress, hopefully for release in 3.8 towards the end of this year. The latest concept I’ve been thinking about is a vertically tabbed UI for listing sidebars and widgets.

 

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WordPress

Menu Recent Pages

Look at this, another plugin! Menu Recent Pages will add a list of recently edited pages to you wp-admin menu. They appear as a sub-menu of Pages, and will take you to the edit screen when clicked. Simple.

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WordPress

Mini Admin Bar

Another day, another plugin. This morning I whipped up a concept-plugin for a smaller admin bar. I’m calling it (creatively) Mini Admin Bar. This isn’t for the faint of heart, as Its pretty broken right now; No drop-downs work, and it breaks miserably with Jetpack enabled. However, if your brave (and have MP6 activated) check it out.

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Design WordPress

Rethinking Content Editing in WordPress, from Mel Choyce

Some really interesting concepts from Mel Choyce. Mel’s designs are exactly what I had in mind when Matt brought up the idea of “post-formats as blocks” in his State of the Word talk.

There’s some great discussion happening over on the Make UI blog, too.

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WordPress

WordPress 3.6 "Oscar" Released

WordPress 3.6 “Oscar” is a great release, which marks the move into a more aggressive release schedule with both 3.7 and 3.8 due to arrive this year.

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Random

Don't throw away your scallion roots!

You can regrow scallions! I just threw some away last week. Too bad I didn’t see this earlier; I could be cooking with some fresh scallions tonight!

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Food

Basic Focaccia Bread

I’ll be trying this recipe for focaccia bread this week. I’ll report back my findings.

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Random

New mapping service from Nokia.

Maps evolve. So do we. Like Google Maps, but from Nokia? Cool, I guess. Also, the branding screams “Facebook!”

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WordPress

Jetpack 2.0 is here!

Jetpack 2.0 was just released. Lots of cool new things, including the ability to cross-post to Facebook and Twitter. Photon, a CDN of sorts for your site’s photos, is brand-spanking new — and something to keep an eye on.