Version 4.5 of WordPress has been released. It is named “Coleman” in honor of jazz saxophonist Coleman Hawkins. As always it is available for download or update in your WordPress dashboard. New features in 4.5 help streamline your workflow, whether you’re writing or building your site.
Stay focused on your writing with a less distracting interface that keeps you in place and allows you to easily link to your content.
Do you enjoy using formatting shortcuts for lists and headings? Now they’re even more useful, with horizontal lines and code.
Live Responsive Previews
Make sure your site looks great on all screens! Preview mobile, tablet, and desktop views directly in the customizer.
Themes can now support logos for your business or brand. Try it out with Twenty Sixteen and Twenty Fifteen in the Site Identity section of the customizer.
One of the best ways to make money off your website is to use automation. By automation I mean use a process or a system that will generate money even while you are sleeping.
Selling an e-book is one such example. You write it then upload it onto your website and put a system in place to manage transactions.
Then even while you are away, even when you are not actively working on your website, people will purchase and download the book and the money will be deposited automatically into your bank account.
As I said this is just one example. The most popular method of money making automation for websites is ads.
So let me introduce you to Adverts, which is a brand new classifieds plugin for WordPress.
This WordPress classified ads plugin is light weight and developer friendly. Building any kind of classifieds or business directory site has never been easier.
This plugin is easily extendible with bundled modules. To do that just go to Wpadmin/Classifieds/Options panel, select the modules you want to use and build a unique website for yourself.
Adverts allows you to create a number of different kinds of websites:
- Website, where you allow your visitors to post ads for free. They can register for an account and then you can grant them access to post ads using Adverts.
- They can either publish ads for free or you can charge them by PayPal or bank transfer or you can use a combination of both.
- Websites where only you—the administrator can publish ads.
You can try and use Adverts for a free trial. Just go to their website and click on the “View Online Demo” button. You will be taken to a new page where you should click on “Open Admin Demo.”
You will be shown the login page of WordPress dashboard. Enter the user name and password both as “user” and you will be logged in.
Then you can use Adverts, play around with the settings, or do whatever you want to do with it and see how the changes take place in the preview.
Thus you don’t even need to install the plugin on your WordPress website to try it out.
Important Plugin Highlights
Some of the important features of this plugin are discussed below.
One click installation: I described above that you can use the demo version straight from their website. However if you want to install Adverts on your own WordPress website you can do that with just a one click install.
Great support: Although the plugin is quite intuitive and easy to use, if at any time you face a problem, you can always contact their support system. You will get a reply within 24 hrs.
Compatible with any WordPress theme: Unlike many other plugins, the Adverts plugin is designed to work and blend in smoothly with any kind of properly coded WordPress theme.
SEO ready: Not only is this plugin compatible with all WordPress themes, it is also developed to work properly with all major WordPress SEO plugins.
Go check out their website and use the free trial version of the plugin. I truly hope you won’t be disappointed.
Then drop in a comment below letting me know what you think of Adverts.
Version 4.0 of WordPress, named “Benny” in honor of jazz clarinetist and bandleader Benny Goodman, is available for download or update in your WordPress dashboard. While 4.0 is just another number for us after 3.9 and before 4.1, we feel we’ve put a little extra polish into it. This release brings you a smoother writing and management experience we think you’ll enjoy.
Media LibraryExplore your uploads in a beautiful, endless grid. A new details preview makes viewing and editing any amount of media in sequence a snap.
Paste in a YouTube URL on a new line, and watch it magically become an embedded video. Now try it with a tweet. Oh yeah — embedding has become a visual experience. The editor shows a true preview of your embedded content, saving you time and giving you confidence.
You can embed videos from CollegeHumor, playlists from YouTube, and talks from TED. Check out all of the embeds that WordPress supports.
There are more than 30,000 free and open source plugins in the WordPress plugin directory. WordPress 4.0 makes it easier to find the right one for your needs, with new metrics, improved search, and a more visual browsing experience.
Version 3.9 of WordPress, named “Smith” in honor of jazz organist Jimmy Smith, is available for download or update in your WordPress dashboard. This release features a number of refinements that we hope you’ll love.
Improved visual editing
The updated visual editor has improved speed, accessibility, and mobile support. You can paste into the visual editor from your word processor without wasting time to clean up messy styling. (Yeah, we’re talking about you, Microsoft Word.)
Edit images easily
With quicker access to crop and rotation tools, it’s now much easier to edit your images while editing posts. You can also scale images directly in the editor to find just the right fit.
Four high quality fresh new WordPress themes are available for download at WordPress theme directory. These themes are really premium quality. Make sure to check them out and diversify your blog network with high quality templates. Full of features and options to customize them, these themes will surely offer a fresh modern face to your sites.
Radiate is a clean, creative and light retina ready responsive blogging theme supporting parallax header image. It integrates primary color option, custom background, custom css and few other features through WordPress customizer.
HTML5 & CSS3 Responsive WordPress Business theme with business style home page layout with welcome section, 3 product/services blocks and a client quote/testimonial section. 2 logo section layout options. 2 premade (Blue, Red) ready to use color schemes/skins. 3 widget areas in footer, 1 widget area in sidebar. 2 page layouts including a full width page template. Social media icons in footer.
In 2014, our default theme lets you create a responsive magazine website with a sleek, modern design. Feature your favorite homepage content in either a grid or a slider. Use the three widget areas to customize your website, and change your content’s layout with a full-width page template and a contributor page to show off your authors. Creating a magazine website with WordPress has never been easier.
Sixteen is an artistic and responsive theme suitable for most blogs. It supports header image with a parallax effect. A Reponsive Slider, Customizable Header and Footer, Grid Layout for Homepage, etc make it one of the most unqiue wordpress themes. Sixteen has been already translated into French, Spanish, Russian, Japanese, Arabic and supports translation into more languages.
WordPress 3.9 Beta 2 is now available for testing at WordPress.org. The development team has made more than a hundred changes since Beta 1, but they still need your help to hit our goal of an April release. For what to look out for, please head on over to the Beta 1 announcement post. Some of the changes in Beta 2 include:
- Rendering of embedded audio and video players directly in the visual editor.
- Visual and functional improvements to the editor, the media manager, and theme installer.
- Various bug fixes to TinyMCE, the software behind the visual editor.
- Lots of fixes to widget management in the theme customizer.
Amongst the enhancements which WordPress 3.9 could bring, is an improved Widget Customizer which allows you to edit and preview widgets in a similar way that the current Theme Customizer works.
Further widget management improvements may come in the form of the Better Widgets feature, which enable the sidebar area to be switched to the main screen instead of being constricted to the sidebar, giving users greater control over widget placement and configuration.
As always, if you think you’ve found a bug, you can post to the Alpha/Beta area in the support forums. Or, if you’re comfortable writing a reproducible bug report, file one on the WordPress Trac.
This software is still in development, so we don’t recommend you run it on a production site. Consider setting up a test site just to play with the new version. To test WordPress 3.9, try the WordPress Beta Tester plugin (you’ll want “bleeding edge nightlies”).
Great news today. WordPress 3.8, named “Parker” in honor of Charlie Parker, is available for download or update directly from your WordPress dashboard. We hope you’ll think this is the most beautiful update yet. And believe me, it is.
WordPress has gotten a facelift. Version 3.8 brings a fresh new look to the entire admin dashboard. Gone are overbearing gradients and dozens of shades of grey — bring on a bigger, bolder, more colorful design!
The new WordPress dashboard has a fresh, uncluttered design that embraces clarity and simplicity. The Open Sans typeface provides simple, friendly text that is optimized for both desktop and mobile viewing. It’s even open source, just like WordPress. We think beautiful design should never sacrifice legibility. With superior contrast and large, comfortable type, the new design is easy to read and a pleasure to navigate.
We all access the internet in different ways. Smartphone, tablet, notebook, desktop — no matter what you use, WordPress will adapt and you’ll feel right at home.
High definition at high speed. WordPress is sharper than ever with new vector-based icons that scale to your screen. By ditching pixels, pages load significantly faster, too.
This release was led by Matt Mullenweg. This is our second release using the new plugin-first development process, with a much shorter timeframe than in the past. We think it’s been going great. You can check out the features currently in production on the make/core blog.
Here you can Download the Lastest version of WordPress.