What's New in WordPress 4.2 • WordPress Help

With just a few weeks left until the final and official release of WordPress 4.2 scheduled for the month of April, all the news are clear and list the beta 2 to go testing and warning of possible failures.

Not that WordPress 4.2 is going to be, a priori, a revulsive in the evolution of WordPress, but for sure that more than one of the novelties is going to release some "It's about time", and if not …

Complete redesign of the tool " Post this "

The veteran but fantastic creation system of drafts from a favorite, or bookmarlet if you prefer to say so, it has finally received a complete redesign that will not only be much more intuitive but will also work and be seen properly on mobile devices.

In addition to the usual button that you drag to your Favorites bar now we have an additional button to show the necessary JavaScript, for those who prefer to manually create the favorite from their browser manager.

And in the case of using mobile devices there is an additional button that, once pressed, opens you the window that you will have to add to the favorites of the mobile browser, the usual way. Of course, the new interface is totally adaptable ( responsive ) .

When visiting the page you want to write on your blog, you just have to press the button of your favorites and will open a reduced but fully functional version of the WordPress editor, in which, in addition to the original title, it will include the first paragraphs of the original article and a link to it. From there you can apply formats, tag or upload media, and to make things even easier it shows you under the title a quick browser of the images of the original article to insert them quickly in your publication, just one click.

When you finish you can save it as a draft or publish it immediately.

It was necessary already right?

Personally I think it's a wonderful tool, which I always recommend in the courses I teach, fantastic for anyone who usually writes from other references.

Change theme from the customizer

Until now in the WordPress customizer you could manage widgets, settings of the active or preview theme, define the navigation menus in the theme and define if you want to show posts or a static page, but now you can also browse the installed themes and activate the one you want, being able to preview it before its activation .

Plugins installation improvements

Now, instead of leaving a pop-up window when you want to install a plugin, steps are shortened, because when you press the button " Install now "the process starts, and above you do not change the window, so you can continue installing plugins without waiting, or changing the window back and forth, a total joy, which was also going ra to yes?

But the thing is not there, but are activated immediately upon installation, without requiring additional action . There will be (the majority) whom the additional step of activating seemed silly, but surely also has its small controversy for those who like to install plugins and activate them in separate processes.

From my point of view it was a stupid step , so if you install a plugin, what is it for? To store them or to test them? Well that, you know my (favorable) opinion.

Improvements in the support of emojis

Ok, this is a pijada, an absurdity, but also the developers have their foolish moments, let's say the bloggers who use caritas in their publications (NO, DO NOT DO IT!), and if you are one of these two specimens you will love how easy it is now to insert these "japan" bugs into your posts.

The idea is that if you use these things install this plugin and WordPress will show them correctly in almost all browsers a globalized horror!

And to spoil it even more, you can also add them to slug ¡¿¿¿¿WTF ??? !!!

Did I say do not do it? Yourself

More news under the hood

In addition to the previous, more visible, WordPress 4.2, there are others that surely, although not so showy, sure are the ones that make a difference . We see them:

  • New functionality wp.a11y.speak () that will help JavaScript to communicate better with screen readers and thus better inform users with vision problems to know better what is happening on the screen. This is a breakthrough for the accessibility in WordPress .
  • Some minor adjustments in the color scheme of WordPress administration.
  • The terms shared in different taxonomies are now separated when you update some from them. This solves the problem with the shared terms that show updates in different taxonomies.
  • Added the possibility of adding FTP and SSH credentials when updating the plugins.
  • Improvements in WP_Comment_Query

In short, a more version, in this case not very surprising but with some news that are improving little by little (except for the emojis ) our beloved WordPress.

If you dare you can go holding the air ] on this test site .

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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Pinterest in WordPress

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If you already know what it is " pinear " or " repin "On Pinterest you can save yourself these first few paragraphs, but you should know that Pinterest is the next social network, a new way to share your favorite links with friends – or the whole world – but this time in a very visual way by means of " virtual thumbtacks " where you click your photos, articles, links, whatever.

With application for Android and iPhone, or through the simple and effective "bookmarlet" that it offers, you can share information that interests you and place it in spaces that you define in your Pinterest account, which will be displayed visually in your Pinterest account, in the style of applications like Flipboard or Zite even if you want pretty look gone to the new Delicious .

Although it is a young network already around 5 million users and growing, at the moment very popular among professionals of the arts, fashion and media social, but also for anyone who wants to share content in a more attractive way . In fact it is predicted that it will soon be one of the great social networks, competing with the current monsters, but that only time will tell.

And, of course, you can go integrating your WordPress on Pinterest with the following utilities:

  • Pint it on Pinterest : Add an icon to "pine" your posts on Pinterest, a way to start making your website known in this new social network.
  • Pinterest "Pint it "button : Similar to the previous, in full development.
  • Slick social share buttons : This popular plugin already incorporates, among its many options and virtues, the icon for your readers to share your content on Pinterest
  • Social discussions : Very similar to the Share it option of Jetpack, it offers 10 social icons, among them the one of "pinear" to Pinterest. If you want a more complete substitute than the one that comes with Jetpack you will love it.
  • Subscribe / Connect / Follow widget : Very complete Social widget to encourage your readers to follow you on your preferred social profiles, including also Pinterest, by course
  • About me 3000 widget : More complete than the previous one, it shows, in addition to icons to your social profiles, a photo and a presentation text, in the form of a widget. How not, incorporate icon for Pinterest. Simple to configure and very effective for personal blogs and corporate sites.
  • Official Pinterest buttons : Of course, on the official website they offer a wide variety of icons and buttons to spread your profile or offer "Pin it" in your website, but with the limitation that it does not adapt to the dynamic management of WordPress
  • Code for WordPress: If you want to add an icon manually at the end of your entries and pages you have to add at the end of the loop of your entries a code like this:

Well, now you can be totally up to date , offering the most advanced readers of your site the option to share (and thus be one of the first) your content in Pinterest .

Note: Right now, the Pinterest service is only open by invitation. If you want to try it register on the web or ask a friend who already has an account to invite you.

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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Full screen also in the HTML editor

One of the features of the WordPress editor that newbies like most is the icon " Full screen ", which removes all the elements that are not necessary for the publication of entries from the window. Now, when you prefer to deal with the HTML editor (as a server) the thing changes, there we have the happy icon and we have a lot of visual hindrance around the editor.

Well, as everything has a solution in this life , there is a trick to get also load the HTML editor in full screen .

For this we will do with the javascript bookmark (or bookmarlet) that have created in Small beans and they have called WordPressto .

Its use is very simple, you just have to drag the bookmark bar bookmarlet and you already have it. When you are editing an entry you click on the new favorite and your editor's screen opens in its fullness, you click again and it is put back as it was before. Simple, right?

If you want to add it, you just have to drag the following link to your favorite bar:

As it is an external code, you can use it both on WordPress.org and on WordPress.com. If you want to see the source code you have it here .

Install plugins from the browser bar

Our grandmothers used to say that the sciences advance is a barbarity and in WordPress we are getting used to almost every day we are offered wonders that improve our experience with this publication system.

Remember when you had to install plugins via FTP? . Fortunately recently we can install them from our WordPress desktop without having to know what the hell an FTP is. So hold on to the chair because you can now install plugins without even having to enter your WordPress desktop .

Can you imagine that you are seeing new plugins in the official repository, and you see one that you like? , it would be normal, or download and install it by FTP or go to your desktop, find the plugin by name and install it. Would not it be easier to install it from there, without having to go to your desktop, access, go to the plugins page, use the search engine …?

You just have to add ] this bookmarlet to your browser's Favorites bar. Just drag the link with the text " Install WP plugin ".

From now on, when you see a plugin that you like, click on that link, the next thing you will see is a screen that ask for the URL of your site, where you want to install it, and click on the button " Install plugin ", in the same browser screen it will show you the plugin information window with the install button, you click and on the next screen you can activate it.

It's that easy and without having to go to your site, or use FTP or anything. Mola, right?

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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bmPress: WordPress social bookmarks – WordPress Help

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<p> The WordPress microworld can say that it does not lack practically nothing." We have a platform for the creation of <a href= blogs and websites multiuser and multiblog sites social networks microblogging forums and with bmPress social bookmarking.

bmPress is a combination of plugin and theme with which to generate a social bookmarking site, either as a repository of your online activity, to share links with your friends, or for corporate favorites, you decide to use it.

Like all other 'WordPress' products, bmPress is licensed GPL The process of use, although somewhat more a priori complex than other systems, is actually good simple, you only need download the latest version of the bmPress plugin (or if you cheer up the development version ), choose some of the available specialized themes for this feature, and start posting and Share your bookmarks.

Right now there are 2 themes ready for bmPress, these:

  1. bmPress minimal (the official)
  2. WP Minimal (compatible)

But you can also adapt another theme simply modifying the loop of the files index.php single.php search.php and archive.php . Where do you find this code (for the example we use the Kubrick theme):

In all the files that I have noted before, you substitute it by the following:

Come on, that to show a bookmark in your theme you have to use the simple code:

Or a little more elaborate:

Then, adding favorites is really simple, more powerful. And is that bmPress includes two new menus that will greatly facilitate the task of adding bookmarks …

On the one hand, in your admin panel of WordPress you add the options icon " Blogmarks ", where you have a bookmarlet that, by adding it to your browser's favorites bar, will allow you to add bookmarks while browsing. It is the most powerful and easy to use option (although you can also create posts to use), and allows you to add public and private bookmarks, which only registered users will see. More ?, the bookmarks will add them with a screenshot in miniature and the link to the original site, as it should be.

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<p> And it also offers you an option to import bookmarks that you already have from Delicious or an Atom source (XML) from <a href= Blogmarks.net from the option of " Import " from the same section " Blogmarks ]. "

Did you like the idea? What's more, do you want to see how it works? Then go for the bmPress demo that I've prepared. of an RSS feed of your bookmarks, share them in GReader, in T witter, whatever you want, even replace my personal page with a bmPress, something more than a plugin do not you think?

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 we have not warned you.

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More news in WordPress 2.7 • WordPress Help

Well, call it news or experiments, but the fact is that every day there are changes in the administration interface of WordPress 2.7 that you already know you can try on the Demo site.

One that almost it escapes me is that now there is no text with link for the list or extract view in the comment management page but that 2 icons have been enabled from which to switch between these two views.

And besides that, a not be that I have passed some other novelty, we only have, in today's revision, a redistribution of the side menus, offering in the menu Tools ("Tools") two additions.

Press this : an adaptation, for my misplaced taste where it is right now, of the bookmarlet .

Google Gears : on its own page, another experiment (expero) because it is unnecessary

Well, for today this has been or the news report in WordPress 2.7. We will continue informing

WPScoop, the WordPress menu • WordPress Help

WPScoop is a news aggregator site, similar to menéame or Bitácoras.com ]in which you can propose articles, in this case related only to WordPress .

Whether they are posts about new plugins, themes or tutorials that help improve the WordPress experience, in WPScoop you can suggest your favorite articles .

To facilitate the task of socializing the posts they have created a tools . On the one hand you have a bookmarlet a direct link that, by dragging it to your browser's favorite bar, will allow you to send the item you are viewing to WPScoop.

Another option is an for Firefox that, once installed, allows you to vote for the best posts in a blog. I miss a plugin for WordPress, which allows you to vote for your readers, but the site is really new, you have to wait a few days.

If you want to see how it works, here is a post that I have socialized and you can vote to take it to the front page, as you would in any other social bookmarking network.

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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