The Saga Continues
WordPressWordPress was borne of initial idea seeding via B2 (Cafelog) in 2001, which was launched by Michael Valdrighi. In 2003, cofounders Matt Mullenweg and Mike Little forked B2 and created WordPress, an Open Source blogging and now content management system estimated to power the largest number of websites of any individual product (20%). Through the largest thriving community of any website management system, WordPress has grown to include theme designers, plugin developers, webmasters and site developers. With the power of participants, WP now can power anything from small individual blogs to large multi-user social communities to business websites. Core contributing developers include Ryan Boren, Mark Jaquith, Matt Mullenweg, Andrew Ozz, Peter Westwood and Andrew Nacin. WordPress has just recently celebrated its 10 year anniversary.
WPCommunityWPCommunity.com was started as an extension of Web Developer Tom Ford who found WordPress in the early days looking for a solution to power a group of large websites that had outgrown their flat HTML infrastructure. Needing more features, WordPress was chosen based on another user who was kind enough to put together a comparison chart of several platforms, with detailed information. The way this individual was able to present this side by side comparison using WordPress ultimately led to giving it a shot...which led to massive experimentation to the different things it could do. The heavy and growing demand for assistance led to offering such, bringing us to today. Tom Ford has contributed to various other development agencies including TC Websites, WPMU.org and WPML. (as well as solving countless technical issues and working through many full website builds).
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There's a ticket for this issue, and also a plugin that might be helpful. Marking the topic as resolved, as we have a Tr
Using 4.1-alpha-20141019 Multisite configuration. When adding a new user, I forgot to check the "Skip Confirmation Email
Seems to be fixed now. Thanx!
- OCT 22, 2014
WPTAVERN: UNSPLASH PLUGIN BRINGS ONE-CLICK STOCK PHOTO UPLOADS TO THE WORDPRE...
Unsplash, the free stock photo site, quickly became popular with designers, due to its tasteful curating of images. All of the high resolution images on the site are carefully selected, and you’d be hard-pressed to find a bad photo among them. Unsplash gradually grows its collection by adding 10 new photos every 10 days, all of which are available under the very permissive Creative Commons Zero license.
Unsplash WP is the first plugin created to bring these images into WordPress. With one click you can upload stock photos directly into the media library without having to leave the admin. Since Unsplash photo licensing allows you the freedom to copy, modify, distribute and use the photos without permission, you can use the images in your commercial endeavors, designs, blog posts, or anywhere on your site.
Once installed, you can add Unsplash photos from the plugin’s settings page or within the page/post editor. You have a few options for setting the upload image width and height, as well as the number of images per page. When editing content, you’ll find a new Unsplash Uploader button:
When you click on the uploader, the most recent Unsplash images will be displayed in lightbox. You can toggle between recent, oldest, and random to select images to upload.
The images you select will then be added to your media library for use. You’ll have to switch back to the media upload button to insert them into your content. The plugin will need to be able to write temporary images into the wp-content/plugins/unsplash-stock-photo-library directory for image processing, prior to uploading them to the media library. If you see the little red warning on an image, it means that you will need to check your server permissions before it will work.
Unsplash WP was created by Darren Cooney, author of the Ajax Load More plugin. After testing it, I was impressed by how smoothly it performs as well as the convenience of not having to leave the admin.
My only concern is that, with the growing popularity of Unsplash, some of the photos begin to look cliché and commonplace after you’ve seen them used on dozens of sites across the web. Ultimately, the best and most unique photographs are the ones you take, because they are tied to your own experience and perspective.
However, if you simply need to quickly prototype a design and want to have a bunch of nice images at your fingertips, Unsplash WP is an excellent plugin that will save you quite a bit of time. Download it for free from WordPress.org.OCT 22, 2014
WPTAVERN: TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE TO WATCH THE WORDCAMP SAN FRANCISCO LIVE ST...
This weekend, the annual WordPress conference known as WordCamp San Francisco will take place. It’s the only conference to feature “The State of the Word” presented by Matt Mullenweg. If you can’t make it to the event, there are still plenty of live stream tickets available.
Live stream tickets cost $10 and allow you to enjoy the conference from the comfort of your home. However, if you buy a Live Stream Plus T-Shirt ticket for $18, you’ll receive a T-Shirt immediately following the event. When purchasing tickets, make sure you log into your WordPress.org account.
An alternative to purchasing a live stream ticket is to check your local WordPress meetup as several of them are having live stream watch parties. If you’re a meetup organizer having a viewing party, please add the event in the comments. You can also follow the event by monitoring the #wcsf14 hashtag on Twitter.
Sarah Gooding and I will be in attendance during the weekend of festivities so if you see us, stop and say hi.