WordPress 4.8

WordPress 4.8

The new Video, Audio, Image and Text widgets make things really easy. I don’t know why they didn’t think of them sooner!

How To Add A Contact Form To Your Blog

How To Add A Contact Form To Your Blog

One of the most common things that people want on their web site or blog is a contact form. We’ve got a few tools here that make it easy to build and deploy one. It might be tempting to try and build one on your own, but by using this plugin you get additional...
Blog Password Problems?

Blog Password Problems?

We’ve noticed a spate of lost-password requests lately. There are a few things you should try if you’re having trouble remember yours.

Where Are My Pictures?

Where Are My Pictures?

There might come a time when you’re authoring your blog that you notice something strange. Your post should look like this:
yes_image

But instead it looks like this:
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Updates, Updates, Updates

Along with the new WordPress 4.4, theme and plugin developers are swiftly moving to upgrade their products. 22 plugin updates and 11 theme updates in the last two days alone.

A Really Big Guide to Finding Images for Your Blog

This page (http://www.blogtyrant.com/how-to-find-imagess-for-your-blog/) is a nice resource on using images on your site. There are suggestions for file formats and sizes, plugins to use, branding considerations, copyright and where to find royalty-free or public domain images that are ready to use.

The Divi Builder Plugin

The Divi Builder Plugin

Elegant Themes has just released a plugin that gives you all the functionality of the page builder built into the Divi theme, allowing you to use its advanced page-builder features in most any theme you choose. As in the full theme package, the Builder comes with a set of ready-made layout options, and many content modules that you place with a drag-and-drop interface.

New Themes from WPMU

New Themes from WPMU

WPMUDEV is going into “builder” themes in a big way. These are themes that have drag-and-drop interfaces that let you create pages in layouts that go beyond the usual header/body/sidebar/footer model that you’re used to. Each page can have its own individual collection of modules and blocks than contain images, menus, slideshows, videos, in whatever arrangement you like. The (current) home page of TLTC Blogs is built using one of these types of themes, “Divi” from Elegant Themes.

WordPress 4.1

We’ve updated to version 4.1 this week. The biggest change is a new theme, ‘twenty fifteen.’ It’s a very blogging-specific theme that highlights your content nicely on all kinds of devices.