the first WordPress theme 100% accessible • WordPress Help

If you have ever wanted to offer accessibility in WordPress you will have verified the almost total absence of themes and plugins available to offer a navigation experience to people with vision problems.

But that's over , or little remains. Kayosey is a project of WordPress theme 100% accessible and of course also adaptable ( responsive ). The idea is that it be a base theme, known as a starter theme starting from the skeleton of or nderscores that serves as a structure to develop any other theme, although it is also can be used independently.

Once developed the theme will be GPL 2 or higher and uploaded to the WordPress directory, free for all but for now the people of Pixelated Heart ] needs crowdfunding to be able to spend the necessary time, working hand in hand with the WordPress accessibility team, to carry out this very important development for the community.

'Everything you can do in Drupal you can do with WordPress and cheaper' Matt Mullenweg #WCEU • WordPress Help

The highlight of the afternoon of the first day is the live intervention of Matt Mullenweg in a meeting with the community without exhibition or presentation, just to answer questions from the public of WordCamp Europe 2015 from Seville .

 Matt Mullenweg WCEU 2015 Seville

And the truth is that Matt is a charming guy, wasting sympathy as few, and it is appreciated.

The first questions have been mainly about the market share of WordPress and, especially, about the direction and changes in the development of WordPress. Matt has been conciliatory, without wanting to go much into flour, but making use of the many changes that have taken place this past year, mainly related to changes in the website, and especially in the internationalization of the web and directories of plugins and themes, already in progress.

More juicy has been the question about the future of WordPress compared to other platforms such as EZPublish or Drupal, about the possibility that WordPress may lose steam if it does not innovate enough.

Matt has out gracefully remembering that right now WordPress occupies 24% of the market in web platforms and that the growth is unstoppable, with hundreds of new plugins and environments that are supported by WordPress every day.

In fact, he has ventured a glorious future for WordPress , then, as he said, as the technology evolves, the publication is democratized, and WordPress will evolve in this process and grow in implementation.

 Mullenweg wceu

He also pointed out that in a couple of years WordPress will give birth to so many changes that will leave the rest of CMS behind, with the sentence that " everything that you can do in Drupal you can do it with WordPress and cheaper ". And, one of the themes of the day of WordCamp Europe, has announced the significant increase in speed that WordPress will acquire with the massive implementation of PHP 7, venturing that perhaps this year WordPress will force them to abandon PHP 5.2.

Another one of the expected questions has been on the security and WordPress . Of course, his answer has been that security is not a matter of WordPress but of the entire system where a web is installed. Logical mention to the security of the plugins, the main possible hole.

He also took advantage of the question to present to the new head of security of Nikolay Bachiyski, there present by the way.

 Nikolay security wordpress

Another of the basics of the afternoon are the thanks for creating WordPress, because all the people gathered here are thanks to Matt and Mike Little. they had the happy idea of ​​creating WordPress, and there was no shortage of people to recognize it, momentazos!

He also took advantage of the fact that he was passing by to recommend the use of Babble recently acquired by Automattic, for the Translation of contents

And another momentazo was his defense of Customizer in full controversy about the duplicity of functions versus simplicity with the announcement of the incorporation of menus in the m ism. It was simply dispatched asking among the attendees about who likes the Customizer with sad result hehe. He dodged the bullet saying he's working on improving the interface.

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More committed has been, by far, the matter of adapting WordPress to Mobile devices, one of the aspects in which Matt has recognized that we must improve and much still. This issue and that of internationalization have been present in many of the issues.

NOTICE : this publication is from two years ago or more. If it's a code or a plugin it might not work in the latest versions of WordPress, and if it's a news story it might be obsolete. Then do not say we have not warned you.

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Essential plugins for WordPress Multisite

Create a WordPress network which is known as a WordPress multisite is really simple, but once we have active and configured our network can greatly improve its features and usefulness , as always with plugins that take it to the next level.

There are many more plugins for WordPress multisite if you have a favorite do not forget to share it in the comments.

Divi 2.4, the evolution of WordPress themes

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<p> Surely you will already know <strong><a href= Divi a joy of WordPress theme, an authentic work of art created by Nick Roach of Elegant Themes. Well, today he has received an update that does it still better than it already was.

In its version 2.4, Divi has received the biggest update and improvements you can imagine, with more than 1,000 new settings in the design module and personalization controls Ion, more flexible and totally fluid modules, easier to customize than ever.

Also, with the Divi library a new way to save your customizations, you can organize your settings in collections of designs in the Divi Constructor .

Divi, on the other hand, has always been responsive, but now uses a 100% fluid grid system that facilitates a smooth transition in all types of mobile devices

Personally, what surprised me the most was the new Divi Library available for the global use of each element, be it sections, rows or modules. You just have to save a version of a section, row or module to be able to add it to any design from the constructor, a fantastic help for webmasters .

Not only that, but if you update or you personalize any of these elements will be updated immediately to all places on the site where it is inserted.

Come on, enjoy it all. I leave a gallery with the best of Divi, the most advanced WordPress theme :

Best of all? to celebrate the release of Divi 2.4 you can access a [19659015] exclusive offer of 20% discount on all Elegant Themes themes from this link . So for what is worth a single issue you get others 88 wonderful themes and exclusive plugins like Monarch and that jewel called Bloom among others.

(Note : in case you have not noticed some of the links in this entry are affiliation, so if you buy a product it costs you the same but you pay me a coffee)

NOTICE : This publication is from two years ago or more. If it's a code or a plugin it might not work in the latest versions of WordPress, and if it's a news story it might be obsolete. Then do not say we have not warned you.

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Show the update date of entries instead of the publication date

By default, most WordPress themes show the date of publication of an entry, even if it has been subsequently modified to update information contained in it, which makes not adequately show the validity of its content .

This, in addition, supposes a possible loss of traffic and, consequently, is a loss of possibility of improvement of natural positioning, because Google will always offer the most current contents possible for each type of result . Also, the user will always choose a more recent result than an older one .

 date publication in google snippet

So Why is it not a bad idea for your theme to show the update date instead of the publication date? Especially if you get more visits, not only from direct visitors but also from search engines. Let's go to it.

Show the update date of the entries with code

If you're not afraid to modify some code it's a simple modification that you have to do in your theme . The only thing is that you will not always find the above mentioned code in the same place of the subject.

The ideal situation is in which the line that shows the date is included in the file functions.php but not it's always like that, so you still have to look for it in files that show dates, like index.php single.php or even archive.php and other file templates (categories, tags, author, etc.)

No matter what file you are in, what you have to look for is the WordPress function get_the_time . In the theme that I currently use it would be here:

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<p> And replace it, starting from the same example, by the function <a href= get_the_modified_date :

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<p> In short, you change <code> get_the_time </code> to <code> get_the_modified_date </code>simple and effective. Save the changes and you will pass this: </p>
<p> <a href=  entry wordpress actual date publication

To this other:

 entry wordpress date updated ]

Also, do not fear, that the change will not affect the order of your entries on the cover, as they will be displayed in order of publication, not update.

Show update date entries through a plugin

The other possibility is that you forget about codes and use a plugin, and there is a perfect one: WP Last Modified .

The only downside is that does not replace the date of publication for the update but adds which may confuse your readers, and even the search engine, but for options that are not.

However offers some interesting features:

  • Allows to display the date of the last modification in entries and pages.
  • You can choose to show the update date at the top or bottom of entries and pages, as well as different date and time formats to display it.
  • Allows you to customize the text that will be displayed next to the date. For example " Modified on: " or " Updated: "

 wp last modified settings

What you get is this:

 date of publication and update

Choose the option you prefer, showing the update date will reduce the bounce rate ] of your entries, since both the visitor and the search engine user always look for the most recent information possible .

NOTICE : this publication is from two years ago or more. If it's a code or a plugin it might not work in the latest versions of WordPress, and if it's a news story it might be obsolete. Then do not say we have not warned you.

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O2 is already here, the evolution of P2

Prologue that theme that turns our installation of WordPress into a Twitter-style social environment, which evolved into P2 now has its older brother in the form of a plugin: O2 .

Unlike its predecessors, O2 is not a theme but a plugin, which is the same, just by activating it, converts a normal installation of WordPress into an active and dynamic communication and collaboration environment, practically a social network in which to share status updates, citations, links, images or complete publications, but all in a controlled environment and with all the virtues and integration with the rest of utilities and advantages of WordPress.

This version of O2, still in early development stage and only available on GitHub requires a previous installation process a little or cumbersome:

  1. Manually install the theme p2-breathe available here in wp-content / themes / p2-breathe
  2. Activate the newly installed theme
  3. If you do not use JetPack, install and activate the plug-in Genericon'd since O2 uses genericons .
  4. If you want to share code inserted in your publications, install the plugin SyntaxHighlighter Evolved the only one compatible to date with O2.
  5. Install the O2 plugin in wp-content / plugins / o2 .
  6. Activate the plugin
  7. Enjoy [19659012] As you have seen the installation is a real pain in the ass to date, but when there are more advanced versions everything will be simplified. So here I leave a zip with everything you need:

    • Topic p2-breathe
    • Plugins Genericon'd and SyntaxHighlighter Evolved
    • Plugin O2

    [download id=”77786″]

    Now, I warn you that it still does not work well at all, and its requirements are high (WordPress 4.2 or higher and PHP 5.3.6 or higher), so it's likely that you'll get a little war to make it work in conditions (I'll I say from experience), but when you get it you will see that you can have an interesting future as a collaborative environment thanks to its virtues:

    • Specialized for use in a network
    • Focus on use on the cover, not in vain is a manager of publications on cover
    • Native infinity scroll, no need for additional plugins
    • Real-time comments
    • Cross-search in various O2 installations
    • Cross-publication in various O2 installations
    • Appointment announcements name or keyword, co in BuddyPress but better
    • Tags shared between various installations
    • Possibility of publishing and commenting by email
    • Loading images and media with drag and drop directly on the cover of the site
    • Integration with JetPack

     ] o2 master demo

    Not for use in production yet, especially since its main virtues of network use are not yet active and is not sufficiently proven in multi-site installations but for the greedy and impatient is a good way to go catching up and start to know their huge future possibilities which has them.

    NOTICE : This publication is from two years ago or more. If it's a code or a plugin it might not work in the latest versions of WordPress, and if it's a news story it might be obsolete. Then do not say we have not warned you.

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WordCamp Europe comes to Spain and you're going to miss it? • WordPress Help

Let's see, they warn me that there are still clueless who have not yet heard that in a few days WordCamp Europe is celebrated in Spain, specifically in Seville .

This does not happen all days, not even every year, and are you going to miss the opportunity that the best WordPress is there next?

The place : Barceló Gran Hotel Renacimiento de Sevilla.

The appointments that you should not miss, with international speakers of the highest order is this:

Seriously do you want to miss a live talk by Mark Jaquith or Thijs de Valk?

What is the best plugin to share on social networks? • WordPress Help

Surely you've already tried a lot of plugins to share your posts on social networks and, like me, do not there will be almost day that you do not think about changing it for a more efficient, versatile, and that consumes less resources and is faster.

Do you already have your perfect choice? I do not …

I do not know if that has been the objective, but the study that Lucy Beer has done in WP Rocket brings a lot of light, at least in the part of resource consumption and speed of load response, something always to be taken into account in any website that intends to offer a good browsing experience, usability and, of course, searchbility .

Results? so varied, there is a bit of everything, but some resounding winners and, also, tremendous losers.

The best in speed and performance

 faster sharing plugins

In the tests the which offered a better performance, with faster loading and less consumption of resources were the following:

  1. Social media feather : very light and fast-loading plugin
  2. Monarch (from Elegant Themes): what I use here in WordPress Help, tremendously customizable in design, configurations and locations, in addition to totally responsive .
  3. Simple share buttons adder : pretty good even in the free version, I use it on my personal blog and it's a good choice.
  4. Mashshare : an adaptation of the social icons they use in Mashable, so if you like that design you'll love it.

The best in solidity

Ha and configurations of plugins that, without being the fastest, offer a very good performance, and these would be the ones that would fall into this category, with the configurations indicated in the graphic:

 plugins to share more solids

As you can see here also highlights Monarch even in the most intrusive configurations, like the fly in . JetPack does not go wrong as long as you use the settings to display Icons + text.

From which you have to flee

And, as in any comparison, there are some plugins that are at the bottom of the table those that it is better to avoid for its bad performance despite the colors that attract us. I know, you will be surprised to see some of your favorites in this blacklist that you should not use if you do not want to compromise the performance of your website.

 bad share plugins

We are talking about plugins that delay the loading of your website by more than 1 second and increase the page weight to worrying sizes, something totally unacceptable and that can seriously damage the SEO of your site .

You can verify that in this list of clumsy plugins are veteran plugins with tens of thousands of installations like AddThis ShareThis or the same JetPack in its configuration of using the official buttons (the most commonly used by the way).

Let's not say some with names as deceptive as Really Simple Share or Ultimate Social Media & Share the worst of all, something that should serve to remind us that we should not get carried away – or cheat – by striking names but by our own experience or by users we trust .

And the winner is … [19659014]  monarch responsive plugin

Undoubtedly, for speed, performance, robustness and performance the best is Monarch .

It is a payment plugin, but if you have or do account in Elegant Themes you can download it with the whole package of themes, 87 beauties, nothing less for only € 59, so the final unit price is ridiculous, like the one for each theme, so it's a very good option.

And if you do not want to spend a single euro and do not need all the Monarch bonuses, the second best option, at least in speed, would be Social media feather . ]

So, despite the usual reservations you have to have with all comparison, and this has been done in my opinion quite rigorously, you know that everything that glitters is not gold, and plugins as basic as those of share in social networks must also be analyzed for obtain the best possible balance between performance and performance .

(Note: in case you have not noticed some of the links in this entry they are affiliated, so if you buy a product it costs you the same but you pay me a coffee)

NOTICE : this publication is two years or more ago. If it's a code or a plugin it might not work in the latest versions of WordPress, and if it's a news story it might be obsolete. Then do not say that we have not warned you.

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