ISSUE 557
The Whip

‘Cause I’m Themin’ on a Jetpack Plane

WordPress News

Jetpack has introduced theme installation from WordPress.com [WP Tavern], and at the same time sparked controversy over how it will affect theme developers.

WordPress co-founder Mike Little has joined the team at Human Made as a WordPress Specialist [Human Made].

Take the WordPress editor experience survey [WP Tavern] and help influence its future design.

Smashing Magazine has ditched WordPress for a brand new website [Smashing Magazine] that doesn’t have a backend at all.

The Lion, the With and the Unicorn

Reviews and Opinion

Forgot coding, writing is design’s “unicorn skill” [FastCodeDesign].

Why WordPress is excited about the WP-CLI [Torque Mag].

A Day of REST: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love JavaScript Frameworks [Torque Mag].

CD(N)-ROM

Themes, Plugins, and Resources

Five (more) reasons why you should be using a CDN [WPMU DEV].

Twenty-one productivity tips to get you fired up when you’ve having one of those days [WPMU DEV].
 

A Rose by Any Other Namespace Would Smell as Sweet

Tutorials, Tips, and Tricks

Namespaces and Autoloading in WordPress [Tom McFarlin].

Why You Should Be Using Supported PHP Versions [Kinsta].

Using the PHP Interpreter When Working With WordPress [Tom McFarlin].

Grand Theft Automate

Off-Topic, Random Stuff

Password rules are bull!@#$ [Coding Horror].

Here are the ages you peak at everything throughout life [Business Insider].

Some guy automated his friends and nobody could tell the difference [Late Night Coding].

The best tasting colors in order of best to worst [xkcd].


Hope you're feeling refreshed after the weekend! See you back here on Wednesday for more right after I learn to stop worrying and love Smashing Magazine's new design.

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