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WordPress 3.8 “Parker” – Now Released

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

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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!

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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

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We 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

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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

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The 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 175 contributors with props in this release

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50% OFF on all TeslaThemes Products – Black Friday

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Every Year on November 29 people enjoy deals all over the world. Happy to announce another great WordPress Deal which gives you 50% OFF on all TeslaThemes products

To make your shopping holiday even more exciting, TeslaThemes is  happy to announce a limited time offer with a massive discount. Use the coupon code “WEEKENDSALE” to Get 50% OFF on all  Premium WordPress Themes and Subscription Plans. This great deal is valid for only 4 Days (until 3rd of December, 2013). Hurry up and get your WordPress Theme now!

PROMOTION DETAILS:

When? From 29th November, 2013 to 3rd December, 2013
What do I get? 50% OFF on all WordPress Themes and Subscription Plans
Who is eligible? Everyone who buys our WordPress Themes or Subscription Plans

HOW TO BENEFIT?

1) Choose your WordPress Theme or Subscription Plan – simply choose your best matching Premium WordPress Theme from our great collection and click on “Buy now” or “Get all” to get all our themes
2) Include the coupon code – enter the following Coupon Code “WEEKENDSALE“ in the “Enter Coupon Code” field and proceed to payment
3) Sit back and enjoy – that’s it, you can now download your WordPress Themes from your Tesla account anytime you wish.

VIEW THEMES

Source: http://teslathemes.com/blog/hot-deal-get-50-off-on-black-friday-cyber-monday/

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Schedule Events Using WordPress Cron

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(Image: Don Schuetze)

 

”I don’t know about you, but I wake up every morning with at least 10 emails that I didn’t have when I went to sleep. While most people probably know that these emails aren’t being sent manually by some sleep-deprived, coffee-fuelled intern, many people don’t understand the ins and outs of the systems that automate tasks such as sending email.  read more . . 

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Windows 8 Finally Starts to Reconcile Its 2 Worlds

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Just about one year ago, Microsoft gave us two new operating systems.
Windows 8 offers online help for the first time, and a guide for new users. The Start button is back, but it reopens the Start screen.
One was a new version of Windows: the one for use with mouse and keyboard, the one whose desktop at this moment lights up hundreds of millions of screens, the one with a software library of four million programs. read more …

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Automattic Acquires Cloudup

Uploading media and sharing content are at the core of the WordPress publishing experience, and that experience is something they obsess about.

Today they’re delighted to announce they’re acquiring Cloudup, a company that’s as fanatical about these core experiences as Automattic is. Cloudup‘s built some fantastic technology that Automattic can’t wait for you to try out.

What is Cloudup?

At the heart of Cloudup is a ridiculously fast sharing platform that allows you to drag and drop images easily, share to social media, auto-upload screenshots, and instantly share videos with friends before the video is even fully uploaded — syncing effortlessly all the while and working perfectly across desktop, mobile, and tablet devices.

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Free Premium WordPress Theme – Tesla by TeslaThemes

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Update*:  TeslaThemes Special Offer is back by popular demand, they are extending it until 31st October, 2013! Join their social media community, comment, share and get our Premium WordPress Theme for Free.
Facebook is definitely among the top choices when it comes to promote a Product. TeslaThemes decided to reward it’s community by giving Tesla Free Premium WordPress Theme to everyone who likes their Facebook page .

Benefit from this limited time offer and get their Tesla WordPress Theme for Free! Simply join the community and get involved.

Tesla is a Premium WordPress Theme with clean, minimalist and responsive design, packed with our latest features, all powered by our Tesla Framework. This template was intended to highlight you latest projects or services in the most appealing way. It comprises beautiful sliders with smooth transition effects, filterable and animated portfolio,  built-in shortcodes, social media integration, AJAX contact form and much more.

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PROMOTION DETAILS:

When? From 30th July, 2013 to 15th August, 2013
What do You get? Tesla WordPress Theme
Who is eligible? Everyone who registers and gets involved in our community

HOW TO BENEFIT?

1) Register on http://teslathemes.com/
2) Like the Facebook page – and send them a message via Facebook providing your TeslaThemes username
3) Sit back and enjoy – they will grant you access to Tesla WordPress Theme in your Tesla account. You will be able to download and use it anytime you wish

Hurry up, this might be your last chance to get the Premium WordPress Theme for Free!

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Rise of Social Media as a Profession – INFOGRAPHIC

If you are a Social media Professional this Infographic might be interesting for you. The demand for Social Media Gurus has grown 1,300% in the last three years on Linkedin.
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