Tag Archive for WordPress

WordPress Redesigns Mobile App

I’m writing this post in the updated WordPress mobile app. The editor has received a nice facelift including the ability to edit image settings without leaving the editor screen. There’s now an image icon on the editing toolbar that takes you right to the Photos app to select the image you want to import. At…

Whole Lotta Updating Going On

It seems like every time I turn around there’s another set of updates to install. With WordPress 4.0, Mac OS X Yosemite and iOS 8 all due to be released soon, app and plugin developers have been busy getting their software ready for them. Apple has an event scheduled for Tuesday, September 9th. It’s probably…

Coming Soon – WordPress 4.0

WordPress 4.0 is expected any day now. It’s bringing some very interesting features: Widgets will have a live customizer much like themes have had for some time. You’ll be able to preview your changes in the work area before saving the widget. When you embed media (like video or Twitter updates) via URL, you will…

Catalog Your Treasures with WordPress Media Library

If you are using your blog to display and document your family treasures, your first thought is to create a post for each item with a picture of that item and text to describe what it is and its importance to your family. With WordPress, you do have other options and one of them gives…

Jetpack: Widget Visibility

The Widget Visibility tool in theĀ JetpackĀ plugin can be very useful. It makes it possible to place a widget so it’s only visible in certain situations. For example, I’m building a digital library [see Society Journal for details] for my genealogy society. It consists of a WordPress page to introduce the library and each library item…

Jetpack: Related Posts

The Jetpack plugin was created by Automattic (the folks who operate WordPress.com) to give self-hosted WordPress users a number of the functions once only available to WordPress.com users. Once you’ve installed the plugin and connected it to WordPress.com, you can then activate the features you want and you’re ready to go. The Related Posts feature…

WordPress Image Galleries

One of the many reasons genealogists like blogging is the ability to show off those great family photos. WordPress lets us show them off in style with a very nice gallery function. In this gallery, you see four photos arranged in two columns. Depending on your theme, you can design galleries with up to four…