Posted December 12, 2013 by Matt Mullenweg. Filed under Releases.
Version 3.8 of WordPress, named “Parker” in honor of Charlie Parker, bebop innovator, is available for download or update in your WordPress dashboard. We hope you’ll think this is the most beautiful update yet.
Introducing a modern new design
Back in September we announced some cool new ways to connect your WordPress.com site to your Google+ account. One major improvement was the ability to bring your WordPress.com and Google+ profiles closer together by sharing your content via Publicize.
Make your content visible on your Google+ Page
Today we’re happy to announce yet another way to integrate the two platforms. You can now use Publicize to share your WordPress.com content on your Google+ Page too!
While Google+ Profiles are used by individuals, Google+ Pages function as a space for organizations, companies, public figures, and other branded entities (for example: your blog!). You’d use your Google+ Profile to interact with friends and personal acquaintances; your Google+ Page would serve your public persona as a professional, business owner, artist, or blogger.
To get started, head over to your dashboard, then go to Settings → Sharing. When you’ve reached the…
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Did you know, that of the 217 themes available on WordPress.com, 64 offer free options such as custom headers, colors schemes and palettes, and customizable layouts? There are plenty of ways to make your blog your own without spending any money. Here’s just a few ideas to prime your creative pump.
The color choice is yours
Eight themes, including Superhero, Writr, Spun, Panel, Zoren, Fontfolio, Twenty Thirteen, and Typo, offer free color palettes you can apply. Free color palettes are denoted by the “featured” flag across them in the Customizer. To activate a free color palette, go to Appearance → Customize. Here’s what Typo‘s free color palettes look like:
If you’d like to combine a free custom header and color options, check out Vintage Camera, which offers six free illustrated cameras for custom headers and the…
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This is about the coolest thing ever. Automattic’s office (as in the inside) is on Google Maps.
Everyone at Automattic works from wherever they are (home, cafe, or what not) but we have lounge in San Francisco for hosting local Automatticians as well as events and get togethers.
A photographer came in and mapped out the entire building, including the upstairs lounge area. It’s really neat to be able to showcase the office like this.
Here’s the upstairs:
The image above was taken during our annual company meetup a few weeks ago. If this is cool to you, or you like how the office looks, you should apply 😉
Less than 10 years old, WordPress has been astoundingly successful. According to W3Techs, an estimated 17 percent of the world’s websites are created using WordPress. Part of that success is clearly attributable to WordPress’ free, open-source web platform, its plug-in architecture, and the vast array of templates that make it both flexible and easy to use.
- Matt Mullenweg: “Don’t Let People Tell You It’s Already Been Done” (tech.co)
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