WordPress.com has made a big change in how they make their free themes available to the self hosted blogs. Earlier some of the themes were made available on the WordPress.org theme directory or via the author’s sites. But now WP.com is hosting all the free themes at their own site. Not only this, the themes you will download from WordPress.com can be updated via dashboard. So head now to their free themes library to download and use any of those themes on your self hosted blogs.
WordPress 4.3 was released couple of days back. Every new release brings along with it some new features and few issues as well. If you are using FTP/SSH2 method for the plugin and theme updates on your WP installation, chances are that post 4.3, you cannot update them anymore and are getting the following error every … Continue reading Can’t Update plugins or themes on WordPress 4.3?
Wordpress.com smilies are now available for Self hosted users via a plugin.
Child theme is arguably the best thing that happened to WordPress themes. But still I see many people who create a child theme incorrectly use wordpress functions to refer to the images and stylesheets which result in broken urls. WordPress provides four functions to refer to the different files inside parent and child themes: get_template_directory(), … Continue reading How to reference files properly in parent/child themes?