Firstly, let me wish all the readers of Techtites a Happy New Year! 2012 has been a great year for the blog. I’ve made a conscious effort to find the time to make a few regular posts.
Google Drive offers you up to 5Gb free space for storage. I currently have most of that vacant since I have my important files backed up on Dropbox and Mozy. Hence have been considering of using this free space to save remote backups of my sites.
After several weeks of testing and a few RC versions, the WordPress team officially released WordPress 3.5. Labelled Elvin, this is a major release of everyone’s favourite blogging platform.
Last week, I pointed you towards Constellation, which is an HTML5 based starter theme for WordPress. Another similar bare bones theme that you can use as your starter is called Bones. Bones is also HTML5 starter theme that is powered by HTML5 Boilerplate.
A few weeks back we highlighted a cool plugin to help you code your own. The WordPress repository has a tonne of themes available for you to download. However, if you’re looking to create your very own theme you’re better off starting with Constellation.
WordPress’ support for posts is phenomenal. However, when it comes to managing pages, this is very limited. This is possibly because pages are relatively static and are more to add on permanent sections to your site like Contact forms or download areas like we do here at Techtites.
If you’re thinking of getting into WordPress plugin development, I suggest reading this article on webdesigner depot. It gives you a basic idea on creating the directory structure and adding in your first snippets of code. When you’re ready to take it to the next stage, you might want to consider Mario’s DX Plugin Base.
I’ve been using Contact Form 7 on all my WordPress blogs for a long time. Contact Form 7 can manage multiple contact forms, plus you can customize the form and the mail contents flexibly with simple markup. The form supports Ajax-powered submitting, CAPTCHA, Akismet spam filtering and so on.
The WordPress team has released a major update to their iOS app today. I updated the app I had installed to check out the new features. The first thing that strikes you is the brand new interface.
Users of WordPress.com can rejoice especially for those who have the new retina screens. WordPress.
The WordPress theme have released v3.4.1 which is a maintenance and security release.
Bookings Bookings is a powerful reservations scheduler. Booking Calendar Booking Calendar – its plugin for online reservation and availability checking service for your site. Auto ThickBox Plus Overlays linked image, inline, iFrame and AJAX content on the page in simple & fast effects.