Lets face it, the WordPress login page can get rather boring after a while. The WS Custom Login plugin allows the user to redesign the one-size-fits-all default login page, and transform it into something more unique.
With the ability to not only change colors and borders, but to also add custom logo and background images, the user now has the power to fully customize and personalize the look and feel of the login page. Continue reading WordPress Plugins: WS Custom Login
Tina Granzo founded City Beautiful Design (CBD), a website design and web application development firm located in Detroit, Michigan, and moved to Portland in 2006.
Tina attended the School of the Art Institute of Chicago for 2 years, and then transferred to the University of Michigan where she earned a BFA in 1995.
Tina built her first database in 1992. She has been making websites and databases talk to each other since 1997. Continue reading Interview: Tina Granzo, City Beautiful Design
On October 22, 2015 Scott Taylor, who is leading the WordPress 4.4 development cycle, announced the release of WordPress 4.4 Beta 1. It offers a wide variety of improvements and enhancements, and developers are excited to test drive the new version.
In a recent article, Scott gave the following recommendation:
This software is still in development, so we don’t recommend you run it on a production site. Consider setting up a test site just to play with the new version.
He went on to list four reasons to be excited about WordPress 4.4 Beta 1:
- REST API (phase 1) — The underlying infrastructure of the WordPress REST API plugin is included in WordPress 4.4. Plugin authors can take advantage of this by adding custom endpoints.
- Term Metadata — Taxonomy term metadata is included in WordPress 4.4. Developers who are using a plugin to implement term metadata should read this post on how to prepare for the switch. Also, the underlying WP_Term class improves caching when working with terms.
<title> output —
wp_title() is deprecated; WordPress will handle the rendering of the document title automatically.
- Comments — Comment queries are now split for performance. Also, the underlying
WP_Comment class improves caching and introduces strong-typing. (#8071, #32619)
In an article on the WP Tavern website, Jeff Chandler details whats under the hood, which may explain all the excitement.
Three New Distinct User Facing Features
- Twenty Sixteen – Twenty Sixteen is a new default theme with a simple layout and color scheme designed by Takashi Irie, who also designed the Twenty Fourteen and Twenty Fifteen default themes.
- Responsive Images – WordPress will automatically deliver a more appropriate image to users depending on a variety of conditions like screen size, view port size, and screen resolution.
- oEmbed Posts – In addition to YouTube, WordCamp.TV and other whitelisted providers, users will be able to easily embed content from almost any site that supports the oEmbed standard, including WordPress sites.
Many visually impaired people need screen magnification devices or software to enable them to read and comprehend content on the web.
This article will discuss and demonstrate several assistive technologies and devices that help make the web more accessible for the visually impaired. Continue reading Web Accessibility: Screen Magnification
When writing a post or a page it is often useful to attach audio, video, images, text files, or zipped files to your post or page. The method you use to attach your files will play an important role in how your documents are presented in WordPress. This article will discuss when, and why you should set your attachments as Media Files, and will provide a step-by-step tutorial on how to do this. Continue reading WordPress Tutorial: When to set Attachments as Media Files
The text editor allows you to write your posts in HTML or edit a post’s HTML. When you need to add a shortcode, add some font style, or paste in code from an outside source, you can use the HTML editor.
This editing mode is aimed at users who are comfortable working with HTML. When you need to add some font style, or paste in code from an outside source, you can use the Text editor.
Example: When creating a new article for a website sometimes it is necessary to cite a source or author. The text editor allows the user to add HTML tags to the post or page in order to accomplish this task. Continue reading WordPress Words: WordPress Text Editor