Monthly Archives December 2013

Monthly Archives: December 2013

WordPress 3.8 updates

Version 3.8 of WordPress, named “Parker” in honor of Charlie Parker, bebop innovator, is available for download or update in your WordPress dashboard. We hope you’ll think this is the most beautiful update yet.

Introducing a modern new design


WordPress has gotten a facelift. 3.8 brings a fresh new look to the entire admin dashboard. Gone are overbearing gradients and dozens of shades of grey — bring on a bigger, bolder, more colorful design!


Modern aesthetic

The new WordPress dashboard has a fresh, uncluttered design that embraces clarity and simplicity.

Clean typography

The Open Sans typeface provides simple, friendly text that is optimized for both desktop and mobile viewing. It’s even open source, just like WordPress.

Refined contrast

We think beautiful design should never sacrifice legibility. With superior contrast and large, comfortable type, the new design is easy to read and a pleasure to navigate.

WordPress on every device

responsiveWe all access the internet in different ways. Smartphone, tablet, notebook, desktop — no matter what you use, WordPress will adapt and you’ll feel right at home.

High definition at high speed

WordPress is sharper than ever with new vector-based icons that scale to your screen. By ditching pixels, pages load significantly faster, too.

Admin color schemes to match your personality


WordPress just got a colorful new update. We’ve included eight new admin color schemes so you can pick the one that suits you best.

Color schemes can be previewed and changed from your Profile page.

Refined theme management

themesThe new themes screen lets you survey your themes at a glance. Or want more information? Click to discover more. Then sit back and use your keyboard’s navigation arrows to flip through every theme you’ve got.

Smoother widget experience

Drag-drag-drag. Scroll-scroll-scroll. Widget management can be complicated. With the new design, we’ve worked to streamline the widgets screen.

Have a large monitor? Multiple widget areas stack side-by-side to use the available space. Using a tablet? Just tap a widget to add it.

Twenty Fourteen, a sleek new magazine theme

The new Twenty Fourteen theme displayed on a laptop. tablet and phone

Turn your blog into a magazine

Create a beautiful magazine-style site with WordPress and Twenty Fourteen. Choose a grid or a slider to display featured content on your homepage. Customize your site with three widget areas or change your layout with two page templates.

With a striking design that does not compromise our trademark simplicity, Twenty Fourteen is our most intrepid default theme yet.

Beginning of a new era

This release was led by Matt Mullenweg. This is our second release using the new plugin-first development process, with a much shorter timeframe than in the past. We think it’s been going great. You can check out the features currently in production on the make/core blog.

There are 188 contributors with props in this release:

Aaron HolbrookAaron JorbinadamsilversteinadmiralthrawnAlexander Hoereth,Amy Hendrix (sabreuse)Andrew NacinAndrew OzzAndrey KabakchievAndy PeatlingAnkit GadeAnton TimmermansArkadiusz RzadkowolskiAubrey PortwoodbassgangBen DunkleBilly (bananastalktome)binarymoonBrady VercherBrandon KraftBrian RichardsBryan PettyCalin DonCarl Danley,Caroline MooreCaspieChris JeanClinton MontagueCorphiDan Bernardic,Daniel DudzicdatafeedrcomDave WhitleyDion HulseDominik Schilling (ocean90)Doug WollisonDrew JaynesdziudekEric Andrew LewisErick HitterEric MannEvan SolomonFaisonFrank KleinGary JonesGary PendergastGennady KovsheninGeorge Stephanisgnarf37Gregory KarpinskyhanniHelen Hou-Sandi,Ian DunnIpstenu (Mika Epstein)Isaac KeyetJ.D. GrimesJack Lenoxjanhenckens,Jeff BowenJeff ChandlerJen MyloJeremy BullerJeremy FeltJeremy HerveJeremy PryJesper Johansen (jayjdk)jhnedjim912Joan ArtesJoe DolsonJoen Asmussen,John BlackbournJohn FishJohn James JacobyJon CaveJoost de ValkJoshua AbenazerJunko NukagaJustin de VesineJustin SaintonK.Adam WhiteKailey (trepmal)Kat HaganKelly DwanKim ParsellKirk WightKonstantin Dankov,Konstantin KovsheninKonstantin ObenlandKrzysiek DrozdzLance WillettLee Willislessbloatlite3littlethingsstudioLucPLutz SchroerMakoMark Jaquith,Mark McWilliamsMarko HeijnenMatias VenturaMatthew DentonMatthew Haines-YoungMatt MullenwegMatt ThomasMatt Wiebemegane9988Mel ChoycemicahwaveMichael CainMichelMichelle LangstonMike BurnsMike HansenMike LittleMike SchroderMilan Dinicmitcho (Michael Yoshitaka Erlewine),Morgan Estesmoto hachiNaoko Takanoneil_pieNick DaughertyNick Halsey,Nikolay BachiyskininioninnypantsnofearincNowell VanHoesenodyssey,OriginalEXEPascal BirchlerPaul de WouterspavelevapPeter WestwoodPtah DunbarRaam DevrachelbakerRachel CardenRadicesRam Ratan Maurya,Remkus de VriesRescuework SupportRicky Lee WhittemoreRobert DallRobert Wetzlmayr, PHP-ProgrammiererRodrigo PrimoRyan BorenSamuel Wood (Otto),sanchothefatsboisvertScott BasgaardScott ReillyScott TaylorscribuSean HayesSergey BiryukovshaunandrewsSheri Bigelow (designsimply)ShinichiN,Simon WheatleySiobhanSiobhan Bamber (siobhyb)sirbrilligsolarissmoke,Stephen EdgarStephen HarrisSteven WordTakashi IrieTakayuki Miyauchi,Takuma MorikawaThomas GuillottierraTill KrussTLA MediaTobiasBg,tommcfarlinTorsten LandsiedelTracy RottontrishasalasTyler SmithUlrich,VladimirWeston RuterYoav Farhiyonasy, and Zack Tollman. Also thanks to Ben Morrison and Christine Webb for help with the video.

Thanks for choosing WordPress. See you soon for version 3.9!

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Google’s 200 Website Ranking Factors

Google’s 200 Website Ranking Factors

This unofficial Google SEO checklist definitely accounts for MUCH of the work SEO companies do for onsite and offsite SEO work! Please check out this infographic as it gives you an overview of all the standards in one convenient place! Special thanks to the The Sherwood Group as I stumbled on this via Linkedin! BIG thanks to Single Grain and Backlinko for putting this together with their knowledge!!!!

This infographic includes Google’s ranking properties, domain and backlink factors, plus many more that you can use to help increase your website ranking. Though Google is constantly changing its algorithms this list should serve you well for the time being. You may want to keep it for future reference too!


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How to embed slideshare slideshow on wordpress website

SlideShare offers users the ability to upload and share publicly or privately PowerPoint presentations, Word documents and Adobe PDF Portfolios.

Embedding a Slideshow

To embed a slideshow from SlideShare, please follow this guide.

  1. 1. Visit SlideShare to create your own slideshow – or find one that already exists. When viewing the slideshow, click the Embed button at the top of the screen.
    Screenshot 2013-12-06 08.45.42

  2. 2. A popup will appear above the slideshow. Click the Customize button, and then copy the code from the field titled “Shortcode for blogs”. It should look like this: ‘[slideshare id=…’.
    Screenshot 2013-12-06 08.45.49Screenshot 2013-12-06 08.46.04

  3. 3. COPY the Shortcode !
    Screenshot 2013-12-06 08.46.16

  4. 4. Paste the code into a post or page on your blog and publish it. The slideshow will look similar to the one below.

[slideshare id=25901437&doc=bc-130904195312-]


You can also change the width and height of your slideshow by adding these parameters&w=650&h=500 to the end of the shortcode.

Example: If you use this shortcode your slideshow will be displayed at 650px wide and 500px high.
[slideshare id=25901437&doc=bc-130904195312&w=650&h=500]

Website Development with WordPress as Content Management System from BROEKMAN communications
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How to rock social media in 30 minutes a day

Fantastic infographic on HOW TO ROCK SOCIAL MEDIA with real thought & strategy shared with permission from the fabulous team at Pardot


LARGER Original posted here: Download this infographic.

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