We’ve got guests on guests on guests in this episode of Week in WordPress!
Matt and Scott of our Slocum Studio are joined by
- Nathan Hangen, co-founder of Virtuous Giant
- Scott Bolinger, co-founder of AppPresser and Press Coders
- James Laws, co-founder of WP Ninjas (Ninja Forms)
Find out why Matt Mullenweg was spotted with Joomla! and why WordPress has adopted Sass, among other things.
Week in WordPress Highlights
- Matt Mullenweg closed the Joomla World Conference with a keynote about the history of the CMS and specifically WordPress, his baby.
- Traitor? No.
- WordPress and Joomla are both open source projects and need to be friendly to survive
- Inspired WordCamp Miami organizers to host Joomla developers
- WordPress 3.8 release date is December 12, 2013
- On schedule, just like 3.7
- Concurrent development (3.7 and 3.8) may have lead to this
- Why do you think release dates suddenly matter with WordPress?
- It has become very easy to become a WordPress theme reviewer over the past couple of years
- More quickly accepted themes, but is that a good thing?
- Keep theme authorship in the footer
- Theme regulations have been focused around blogging, while business application is still not there.
- There should be a new process for reviewing themes on WordPress.org
- Hosting is cheaper on an HTML website that does not need to support MySQL or PHP
- HTML only for landing pages and static pages
- WordPress for the content curator
- Shouldn’t the discussion in the article really be WordPress vs Drupal vs Joomla vs Ghost?
iThemes launches “Sync”
- “Sync” versus WordPress 3.7 (Sync gives you more manual control)
- Free plugin
- Updates WordPress, plugins, and themes
- Dashboard allows you to edit each individual website as a manager
- Manage updates manually for your clients if you are not an early adopter
- ZippyKid (now Pressable) is managed WordPress hosting
- Lowering barrier to entry
- Requiring more from their enterprise clients (in house developers and audits)
- Certainly more marketable to new clients
- Impressive growth over the years, will that continue with new business plan?
- Sass wins over LESS and others
- Sass is GPL compatible out of the box
- Variables for page widths, color schemes, etc.
- But… Sass has always been slightly Ruby dependent
- Do you like this inclusion?
WooCommerce gets it’s own developer blog
- Announced last week, but missed on Week in WordPress 18
- Inception (WooCommerce core within WordPress core?)
- Blog is designed to look like Make WordPress and WordPress codex
- A call to contribute to WooCommerce core
Just the tips
James – Use inspect element on Chrome. It works really well.