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  • Localised Estimated Reading Time
    So a few people have been writing about my estimated reading time function recently. In particular – it got mentioned on WPTavern in a post ...
  • Nomad Chargekey for iPhone
    Anyone been in a situation where you needed to charge your smartphone but didn’t have the right cable to hand? I know I have. I ...
  • A Comedians Take on Web Usability
    Paul Boag recently published a snippet of Michael McIntyres comedy roadshow where Michael is complaining about website usability. Clearly the sketch is exaggerated for laughs ...
  • I No Longer Use TimThumb – Here’s What I do Instead
    Last weeks there was a second exploit found in TimThumb. Thankfully it was no-where near as bad as the first one – but it raised ...
  • New TimThumb Exploit Found
    It’s been reported today that there is a new TimThumb exploit found. Unfortunately nobody told me about this before the exploit was announced – in ...
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  • Smaller Temples
    What caused the problem with movie theaters is not Netflix, but YouTube. What is making the old temples crumble is not smaller temples, but it’s ...
  • Attention Minutes
    Grist.org, the environmental journalism non-profit I’m on the board of, has received a Knight Foundation grant to “allow newsrooms to better measure audience engagement, beyond ...
  • Canvas Fingerprinting & AddThis
    Propublica has a piece on canvas fingerprinting done by the ad service that uses the trojan horse of sharing buttons, AddThis: Meet the Online Tracking ...
  • New Yorker on WP
    The New York Times writes about how The New Yorker is overhauling its design and online presence, including experimenting with paywalls and this wonderful nugget: ...
  • Ibrahim Maalouf Wowed Me
    One of the most surprising performances I saw at the North Sea Jazz festival was a French-Lebanese trumpet player named Ibrahim Maalouf. He plays a ...
  • WinningWP FTW
    Just wanted to let everyone know about WinningWP and some of the great tips, tricks, and resources that they’ve been sharing for the past year. ...
  • Backup and Restore Theme Options
    After taking the time to set a whole bunch of theme options, it’s nice to be able to make a quick backup of your theme ...
  • H5 Theme Update
    Theme update! The H5 Starter Theme is all updated and afresh for your theme-building adventures. The previous version of H5 still works great, but there ...
  • Disable Default Dashboard Widgets
    Continuing with tips for customizing the WordPress Dashboard, here is a look at one way to remove unwanted widgets and clean up the default WP ...
  • Book Giveaway Winners!
    Congrats go to Susi Schuele, Anmol Makkar, and Hardee Asrani for winning free copies of the PDF and full accounts at DigWP.com — your login ...
  • Adaption, Bosco & Isola – Three New Free Themes
    A trio of themes from Automattic designers has launched in the WordPress.org Theme Directory. Designed by Tammie Lister, Adaption has … Continue reading ...
  • Meet Kelly
    Kelly, a colorful personal-blogging theme designed by Automattic’s Kelly Hoffman, is now available for download from the WordPress.org Theme Directory. … Continue reading ...
  • Customizing Jetpack’s Sharing module
    One of my favorite feature in Jetpack is sharing, but if you are a theme designer/developer like me, it can … Continue reading ...
  • Spring Theme Launches on WordPress.org
    Over the last few months, Automattic has released a half-dozen new free themes in the WordPress.org theme directory, ranging from … Continue reading ...
  • Granting Commit Access to Underscores
    With Underscores’ growing popularity and continuing maturation as an open source project, we decided to take the next step and open … Continue reading ...
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