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Animal Politico : WordPress Publisher Spotlight

Animal Politico : WordPress Publisher Spotlight    阅读原文» Reflection Media, a small web-design and development firm with a focus on WordPress Custom Solutions, was hired to implement the design and structure of the portal. They answered a few questions about Animal Politico and WordPress. Tell us about the site: Animal Politico is a Mexican political portal. It’s only available online and is powered almost entirely by WordPress.Since its launch last Autumn, there are over 5000 articles and 44 sub-blogs out of which 3 sub-blogs are used as sort of a discussion forum. Other features include: Facebook connect for subscribers – only logged-in users can post comments Custom profile fields for users like date of birth, education level, etc. Custom taxonomies are used for home-page positioning of articles Ajax powered photo-galleries and video-galleries MailChimp integration – sending newsletters directly from the WP admin panel. What publishing challenges did WordPress help Anim

Coming to a WordCamp Near You

Coming to a WordCamp Near You    阅读原文» Every now and then I like to remind people about upcoming WordCamps . WordCamps are locally-organized, casual conferences held all over the world that focus on WordPress. Bloggers, developers, and every other kind of WordPress fan get together to show off cool things they’ve done with WordPress, teach and learn from each other, meet new co-conspirators, and generally have a crazy fun day or weekend with other people who share their love of WordPress. Often, members of the team from Automattic are in attendance, and would love to meet more of you! There are WordCamps this weekend in Albuquerque and Portland , so if you're anywhere near these cities, you should try to attend (we’ll be there!). In Portland, the WordPress Foundation also will be sponsoring some special activities around Software Freedom Day (I’ll be at this one, testing and giving a sneak peek to attendees of some new features in the works). Is there a WordCamp com

Embed Wufoo forms and surveys with a simple shortcode

Embed Wufoo forms and surveys with a simple shortcode    阅读原文» Earlier this week we released a new shortcode on to help you embed Wufoo forms in your posts, pages and even sidebars. Our friends over at Wufoo wrote about it on their blog and we wanted to let you know here as well. Wufoo forms are extremely flexible and you enable you to create everything from simple contact forms to event invitations and mailing lists: On their end, Wufoo integrates with other services as well. For example, a you could build a newsletter signup form, which sends those signups to MailChimp, all starting from your blog. If you or your company is a 37signals fan, you can send your Wufoo form results to Highrise or Basecamp. Wufoo is a paid service and also offers a free plan that you can use for as long as you like to see if the service works for you. For more details on embedding Wufoo forms on your blogs, check out our new Wufoo support pa

Software Freedom Day + Hackathon

Software Freedom Day + Hackathon    阅读原文» Saturday, September 17 is Software Freedom Day . To that end, a few announcements about this weekend’s hackathon and WordCamp Portland . 3.3 Hackathon WordPress 3.3 is about to hit feature freeze. This means it’s the last chance to squeeze in features that haven’t quite been finished, and enhancements and fixes that no one has had time to address yet. Around this time, there are often dozens of tickets that have patches, but the patches have not been tested enough to be committed to core. Then the contributors who worked hard on the patches are disappointed that their code doesn’t make it into the current release. You can help us prevent this! This weekend, we’ll be running a has-patch needs-testing marathon for the 3.3 milestone. Basically, we’re looking for people who can help test patches and/or refresh patches that need updating. Lead developers and core contributors will be hanging around in the #wordpress-dev channel on irc.freenode.n

New Theme: Nishita

New Theme: Nishita    阅读原文» Nishita is a simple, minimally-styled photoblogging theme―now available for blogs. With a choice of dark or light color scheme, the muted design puts all the focus on your photos. Not only is this theme designed for photos, it loves big photos: the default layout is super-wide at 1024 pixels. Nishita example, dark color scheme. Theme options include two layout choices: “Photoblog” at 1024 pixels wide, or “Blog” at 768 pixels wide. For an even more reduced photoblog look, you could change your reading settings to show one post per page, and thus only one image will show at a time on your front page. This photo-loving theme also uses post thumbnails to show a small version of images on your archive pages. Personalize it with a custom background, header image, and menu. Learn more about this Nishita―and how to set it up for maximum photoblog awesomeness― over on the Theme Showcase . This theme is based on the original design b