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WordPress 3.8: New Features and What To Look Out For

Here are the main changes in the 3.8 release. New Admin Interface based on MP6 The most noticeable change for most sites is the new Admin Interface on the site. The new interface…

December 11, 2013 | Posted by firecask-author

Twitter API v1.1 replaces v1 from 11th June 2013

In August 2012, Twitter announced that they were releasing v1.1 of the Twitter API. On 11th June 2013 v1 of the API was completely shut down. Within this deprecation, the RSS feed features also become unavailable - which is has huge implications for webmasters globally. Go PRO! Twitter Feed PRO uses API v1.1 to output tweets in the way the plugin used to work -with complete versatility and is still fully customisable. Why is this Important Before this deprecation, any Twitter profile timeline or search could be accessed by a publicly available RSS feed. This RSS feed could be manipulated…

March 5, 2013 | Posted by Alex Moss

WordPress 3.5 – New Features, Fixes & Addons

Today saw the release of WordPress 3.5. This version is the latest release of WordPress and introduces a lot of new features, and unusually for WordPress, a removal of a feature. I'm going to talk you through some of the new features of WordPress 3.5. Removal of Link Manager Interestingly, one of the more controversial features is the removal of the "Links" down the side. This was discussed in length and in the end the process of removal is done during installation. If you currently use the Links Manager, it will be still there when you upgrade. However for new…

December 11, 2012 | Posted by firecask-author

WordPress Add Theme & Plugin Reviews to Extend

This morning we have noticed that WordPress.org users can now review both WordPress plugins and themes. This addition to WordPress Extend now provides more detail into users' thoughts, rather than the simple voting system that has been provided up until now. Rich Snippet Integration? Rhys kindly reviewed my Facebook Comments plugin. From looking at Google's Rich Snippet Tool for this URL, there does not seem to have any rich snippet integration yet. Instead, at the moment, it seems that the review capability is part of the support section for the plugin itself, where Rhys' comment actually generates its own permalink to which any…

October 30, 2012 | Posted by Alex Moss

Advanced WordPress SEO: Add Custom Values to Permalinks Through Custom Fields and Posts

Recently here at FireCask we had a project that required pretty advanced custom URL structures in WordPress. By default, WordPress is pretty good with permalinks, allowing you to specify a whole range of variables to use. For most websites that use WordPress as their Content Management System, you will probably use one of the default permalink structures. However suppose you are working on a website - say for example a law firm - and you want to list all solicitors associated with the firm, as…

October 17, 2012 | Posted by firecask-author

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