Let’s face it, in the years since we’ve been using WordPress, the login screen hasn’t changed much. Sure, you can customize it with a logo but beyond that, it doesn’t really offer much variety. In fact, the default WordPress admin login page really breaks the user’s experience when you have a custom theme in place. Going from your beautiful theme to the default WordPress login page is like going from Paris to Siberia in an instant.
By default Jetpack uses your permalinks when a user shares your post via the sharing buttons. Wouldn’t it be cool if, instead of posting that super long URL, Jetpack could tap into its own URL shortener to share shorter links?
Plugin author Jeremy Herve has created a quick solution for this with his new Jetpack shortlinks for sharing buttons plugin. It basically gives you the ability to use shortlinks when sharing posts:
Here’s how it works, depending on which shortlink service you’ve enabled for your site:
Individual projects are referred to as “pens”, which include the HTML, CSS, JS and the resulting live demo beneath. It’s essentially a front end developer’s playground for exploring and creating handy, beautiful snippets for the web.
Hey Australian Web / Graphic Designers – Incsub (the parent company of this site) would like to have a chat with you!
We’re looking for a couple of people to work with us here in Melbourne (Australian residents only) in our brand spanking new offices working on WPMU DEV, Edublogs and some super exciting brand new projects… that we can’t talk about too much right now :)
It’ll be a super challenging, interesting and downright enjoyable role – working alongside our existing design team, with our new creative team, and of course our existing 30+-folk-around-the-world-insanely-cool-team.
Attention BuddyPress designers, developers and enthusiasts! There’s a new way to stay up-to-date with all of the latest BuddyPress buzz. BPmail.me is a new weekly newsletter dedicated to promoting the work and news from all the excellent folks around the world who make up the BuddyPress community.
The WordPress codex is full of fun little things that you can experiment with. Have you ever wanted to remove a menu page from the WordPress dashboard? Perhaps you’re building a site for a client who gets confused by the settings menu. Blow the dust off of your handy codex and check out the function references for removing menu pages.
Here’s what you’re looking for:
Replace the menu slug with the name of the php script for the menu item you want to remove.
Your most popular posts are usually your best work and are likely to attract new subscribers to your blog. If you already have the Jetpack stats module active on your WordPress site, here’s a quick tip for putting your stats to good use on the front end of your site.
Jetpack Post Views is a new plugin that displays a list of your most popular posts based on Jetpack stats. It uses your WordPress API Key to access your Jetpack information and make popular posts available to your visitors via a widget, as seen here.
Earlier today we announced some exciting big new features to the MarketPress plugin.
Now we’d like to share this brand new video tutorial series for MarketPress with a complete guide to selling products, downloads, and services with WordPress.
The quest for the perfect Twitter plugin can be a long road. There are hundreds of Twitter-related plugins on wordpress.org alone and more available from commercial plugin sites such as Codecanyon and the like. Since we do quite a bit of publishing on WPMU.org, we are always on the lookout for a solid, reliable plugin that will help us manage sending posts to Twitter.
Enter WordTwit Pro…
This week we’re excited to announce another major release of MarketPress.
Version 2.8 is a massive update with some brand new features that we think you’re going to love. Most notably, MarketPress now supports UPS shipping.
UPS Shipping Now Available
You can offer UPS shipping by selecting ‘UPS’ under “Calculated Options” within the shipping settings. This will allow you to display standard UPS shipping prices based on box weight and dimenstions.