Want to receive feedback on the quality of your theme/plugin?

If you have ever downloaded plugins from the WordPress repository, you know that their quality varies a lot. That’s why it is a good practice to use plugins that were developed by well-known and respected plugin authors, and/or that have been downloaded a lot already: you know that the code has been reviewed, that the users before you have found bugs if there are any, and you can get a pretty good idea of the overall quality of the plugin by just looking at the open forum topics.

But what if, as a plugin author, you could add a stamp, a “certified” mention that would indicate that your plugin or theme was carefully tested? And as a user, wouldn’t it be reassuring to see that the code you are about to install on your site has been tested?

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Podcasts : THE ultimate liste, en attendant vos recommendations !

Les podcasts : comment présenter ce medium, de qualité, mais très peu consommé par le grand public ? J’y suis personnellement arrivé très tard, après avoir reçu mon premier smartphone. C’est maintenant mon passe-temps favori. Voici donc une petite sélection de mes podcasts préférés, ceux qui me font sourire dans les transports en commun, et ceux qui m’apportent un oeil nouveau sur les sujets de tous les jours.

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JetPack brings 8 WordPress.com functionnalities to your self-hosted blog

Yesterday, Automattic announced the launch of a new plugin, bringing functionalities of WordPress.com to those of us having a self hosted blog. The plugin is named Jetpack and you can find all about it on this website: Jetpack.me

Jetpack plugin

You will need a wordpress.com account to activate some of these new features, but it is worth it. Here is a full list of features as of today:

  • WordPress.com stats
  • Twitter widget
  • Gravatar hovercards
  • WP.me shortlinks
  • Sharedaddy
  • LaTeX (for nerds only :) )
  • After The Deadline
  • Shortcode embeds

WordPress 3.1 is here, go download it!

It was announced a few hours ago, WordPress 3.1, codename “Reinhardt”, is finally out. After a long period of beta versions and Release Candidates, the core team has solved all the remaining bugs and 3.1 is ready.

Tons of new features will be included in that new release. I have presented you will all of them in previous articles, but WPcandy put together a great summary of all the features you will be able to enjoy in that new version:

What’s new and exciting in WordPress 3.1

The “new version available” message should now appear on your WordPress dashboard. Update now, or download it from WordPress.

Post Formats – a clear explanation

If you have been following the development WordPress 3.1, you know that the new Post formats feature has been subject to numerous debates. Today, Andrew Nacin clears out the situation with a detailed explanation.

Thank you Andrew, for once nobody will #blamenacin :)

On standardized post formats

WP Troubleshooting : solve your WordPress problems thanks to video tutorials

If you browse the WordPres.org forums from time to time, you wil quickly realize that some questions keep coming back, and the solutions proposed are often similar. “Check your plugins”, “Do you have access to FTP?”, …

WPtroubleshooting proposes clear and easy answers to all these questions, through video tutorials.

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Happy Anniversary WordPress!

If you are WordPress fans, you must know the history of your favorite CMS software, its creation, its evolution, its core members.

But here is a detail I did not know until today: it all started in a comment on Matt’s blog, 8 years ago!

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