That full page scrolling is becoming increasingly popular is hardly surprising as it taps into our paper-based reading experiences and provides all the visual clues about needing to read to the end before “turning the page”.
In this post, I’ll show you how to leverage all the advantages of full page scrolling in your WordPress site by integrating the [...]Continue Reading →
BuddyPress 2.1 Release Candidate 1 is now available. The “Release Candidate” status means that the final release of BP 2.1 is imminent, and this is your last chance to put the next version through its paces before it comes out.
Get BP 2.1-RC1 through Subversion, or by downloading the zip file here: http://downloads.wordpress.org/plugin/buddypress.2.1-RC1.zip. And [...]Continue Reading →
Fullscreen background videos, used judiciously, bring a certain something to WordPress posts. They catch the eye, grab the attention of your visitor and start telling the story before the text can even get a word in.
But getting background videos to work on WordPress is much harder than it should be. Enough theme, browser and format gotchas [...]Continue Reading →
BuddyPress 2.0.3 is now available. This is a security release which fixes one security issue with group creation, which was discovered by the BuddyPress team.
This is an important and recommended update for all BuddyPress sites. A full changelog is at http://codex.buddypress.org/developer/releases/version-2-0-3/.
You can upgrade via your WordPress Dashboard > Updates. You can also download [...]Continue Reading →
We have published a helluva lot of posts on the WPMU DEV, more than 4000 in fact. With a daily post schedule, we are constantly coming up with new articles to write about to help you, our dear readers, make the most of WordPress.
The only problem is, it can become somewhat disheartening when I’ve spent hours [...]Continue Reading →
WordPress authors crave comments. They tells us that someone felt strongly enough to take time out to share their thoughts – complimentary or otherwise.
The problem is that a single comment in the wrong place can undermine all your good work. Wouldn’t it be good to be able to put those comments that enhance your post front [...]Continue Reading →
A CDN will drastically reduce server lag by storing static resources on a [...]Continue Reading →
Many tablet and mobile users are app-trained to expect swipes and taps to result in navigation.
Many WordPress themes don’t include gesture support out-of-the-box but it’s actually surprisingly easy to add to an existing site.
Let me show you how to let your mobile visitors navigate your site with taps and swipes.
Adding gesture support [...]Continue Reading →
Lightbox is a widely accepted tool for focussing readers’ attention by darkening the page and overlaying a fullsize version of the image.
But if images can benefit from this distraction-free viewing why not other media types? Why not video?
In this Weekend WordPress Project we’ll look at using the WP Video Lightbox plugin to bring all the [...]Continue Reading →