“Coleman” is a Hit

WordPress 4.5 “Coleman” has arrived and is as good as expected. I love the inline links feature, allowing me to quickly create links to content while never leaving the text. There are also a number of great text shortcuts for formatting content. The custom...

WordPress 4.5 is Almost Here

WordPress 4.5 is shaping up to be another great update. This version is expected to be released on April 12, 2016. Currently, it’s out of beta and in Release Candidate phase. I’ve been playing with it on a non-production site and I’m quite pleased...

WordPress 4.1 “Dinah” Is Released

It’s all about the writing with this release. WordPress 4.1, named Dinah after jazz singer Dinah Washington, has new features which put an emphasis on writing. This version also comes with the new Twenty Fifteen theme, which also put content in the spotlight....

WordPress 3.9 “Smith” is Ready For Prime Time

This version of WordPress really does close the gap between editing and publishing. The updated visual editor is speedy, accessible and now quite good on mobile devices. I love this improvement because it means I can post and edit my WordPress websites from my phone...

WordPress 3.8 “Parker” is Out!

Named for Charlie Parker, this WordPress release is outstanding. It offers a smartly designed admin interface that is simple, clean and intuitive. You can now also customize the admin interface with 8 new color schemes. There is improved theme management too. And...

Create A Simple Child Theme in WordPress

A Child theme is an important concept in WordPress web development. The idea is simple. Create a theme that inherits the functionality of a Parent theme and allows you to modify or add to the functionality of that Parent theme. But, at the same time, the Child theme...

WordPress 3.4 Released!

WordPress 3.4 (“Green” for jazz master Grant Green) is now released with some great new features. It has some significant improvements on the ability to customize themes, custom headers, Twitter embed functionality, and a nice image caption capability. I...