‘Do it yourself Caching Methods with WordPress’ is my first article published on Smashing Magazine for WordPress. Article covers two different caching methods and includes practical examples with in line code, with full widget example showing different cache approaches.
It’s no secret: I don’t like how WordPress development is handled over the past year or so. And best thing I can say about WP 3.4: it is a big maintenance release; all important changes are mostly tweaks or API related. My favorite features are Twitter embed and toolbar click top scroll.
WordPress 3.4 RC2 was released today, and final is expected sometime next week. For the past month all Dev4Press Free and Premium plugins, themes are tested with WP 3.4 at different Beta/RC stages to make sure that everything is OK. And right now everything works as expected.
It is not fair only to point out what is not good with upcoming WordPress, as I did yesterday. There are many things WordPress need, and for some reason all that is completely overlooked by core developers, so I will list all those things that will actually make WordPress better.
WordPress 3.4 Beta was released next week, and it is a good time to see what to expect from new version. Right from the start, I must say that I am disappointed with current development of WordPress and that this new version makes even previous WordPress 3.3 looks good.
There are many services to shorten links, including one supported by WordPress, but if you have a great short name domain, best thing to do is to have your own service to shorten links. And to power it, best solution available is YOURLS and its WordPress to Twitter plugin.