WPTavern: In Case You Missed It – Issue 23
There’s a lot of great WordPress content published in the community but not all of it is featured on the Tavern. This post is an assortment of items related to WordPress that caught my eye but didn’t make it into a full post.
Using WordPress to Publish Law Reviews
Kevin O’Keefe of Above the Law, explains why WordPress should be used to publish law reviews instead of printing them.
Ten years ago it would not have been as easy to set up, or license, a WordPress publishing platform by each law school. Most law professors were, and still are, publishing blogs on TypePad, an outdated and little used publishing software, originally produced by Six Apart.
Today, WordPress is running almost 70 percent of the content management systems in the world. WordPress is regularly updated and enables a multi-user platform with multiple individual sites, all of which would be needed by a law school’s ‘printing press’.
Gluternberg Free is a WordPress plugin developed by Adam Silverstein that restores and maintains the post editing experience from WordPress 4.8.
Open Source Candy Bar Labels for WordCamps
If you’re organizing a WordCamp and want to give out Happiness bars, check out this custom label design used at WordCamp Miami 2016. The assets are open sourced and available for free for other WordCamp organizers to use.
— David Bisset (@dimensionmedia) August 11, 2017
Instead of Threading Tweets, Consider Blogging Instead
Amanda Rush explains the drawbacks of threading messages on Twitter and why blogging is a better option. Blog posts are easier to archive and link to, are not lost in the noise as quickly, and are a better user experience for consuming content.
By the way, if you’ve already threaded a message on Twitter, Rush shares links to tools that can help capture a thread and turn it into a blog post.
The Story of HelloSales
The rooster is essentially the symbol or emblem of Portugal. You’ll see it everywhere there when you go there (and I strongly encourage you to do so, even if I want to keep the place all to myself).
It became obvious we wanted to include a rooster in the logo of HelloSales as a hat tip to Portugal and our team there. We also think it’s a great symbol for what we hope to help our customers do — make more money through their WooCommerce stores.
Through several iterations of a name, we landed on HelloSales as a name, as yet another hat tip to the story — their company’s name, HelloDev — that led us here.
It’s a cool story and one I’d like to see more CEO and founders share when they acquire a product or business.
WordPress Telemetry Part Two
What WordPress needs is an open debate on this topic. What are the arguments for and against? What can be gained and what is lost? Should we do this? And if so, how do we do it in an open, transparent, and responsible way that helps inform and elevate the conversation while looking after the interests of all WordPress users?
These are interesting questions and although the ticket is closed on Trac, users are encouraged to continue the discussion. In the future, I’d like to see data and other research published that explains why a major User Interface changing feature is necessary in core before so much energy is devoted to it.
In what is a traditional part of this series, I end each issue by featuring a Wapuu design. For those who don’t know, Wapuu is the unofficial mascot of the WordPress project. Cowboy Wappu is the official mascot of WordCamp Dallas/Fort Worth 2017 that takes place on November 11-12. Tickets are still available and include admission to the event and after-party, lunch on Saturday, and swag. Yee-Haw!
Cowboy Wapuu for WordCamp Dallas/Fort Worth 2017
That’s it for issue twenty-three. If you recently discovered a cool resource or post related to WordPress, please share it with us in the comments.