WordPress 4.7 Released

WordPress 4.7 has been released! This release introduces Twenty Seventeen as the new default theme, tons of Customizer improvements, thumbnail previews for uploaded PDFs, per-user Dashboard language settings, REST API content endpoints, and more! 482 volunteers contributed to this release, lead by Helen Hou-SandĂ­. At the time of writing this, WordPress 4.7 has been out […]

Presenting: I Support New Music

Do you like hearing new and original music when you go to orchestral concerts, rather than the same works from years gone by? Then head on over to I Support New Music, where we have the crowdfunding campaign you’re looking for! We’re crowdfunding for a full professional recording of Sarah’s 25-minute concerto for 6-string electric […]

WordPress 4.6 Released

WordPress 4.6 has been released! This release introduces a streamlined plugin and theme update process, native system fonts in the Dashboard (no more remotely-loaded Open Sans), improved link validation, browser storage content recovery, and more! 272 volunteers contributed to this release, lead by Dominik Schilling. At the time of writing this, WordPress 4.6 has been […]

WordPress 4.5 Released

WordPress 4.5 has been released! This release introduces inline linking and more formatting shortcuts to the editor, responsive previews and custom logos to the customizer, and more! 277 volunteers contributed to this release, lead by Mike Schroder. At the time of writing this, WordPress 4.5 has been out for only 4 hours, and has already […]

Internet Archive: Smart 404 Handler

Continuing our series on the Internet Archive, you may recall the last part on the Wayback Machine. Well, today we’re going to go over one more extension of its power that was big enough to get its own part, the smart 404 handler! If you have your own site, you have probably deleted a page […]

Internet Archive: Wayback Machine

Continuing in our series on the Internet Archive, we have the one thing it might be known best for, the Wayback Machine! There are over 462 billion web pages saved in the Wayback Machine, which leads to some powerful options. The Wayback Machine is named for the WABAC time machine from the Peabody’s Improbable History […]

Internet Archive: Software

Continuing in our series on the Internet Archive, we have one of their newest sections, Software. This is definitely something your local library doesn’t have … unless it has an arcade, I suppose. The Internet Archive has over 1 hundred-thousand software titles, including older abandoned applications and educational titles, but the real stars are the Internet […]

Internet Archive: Free Media

Continuing our series on the Internet Archive, I figured we’d start with the obvious bits. At the Internet Archive, you have access to a wide variety of public domain or owner-donated texts, audio, videos, and photos. That’s right, it’s just a like a library online, because that’s exactly what it is! There are over 8 million […]

The Internet Archive

The Internet Archive has been one of my favorite sites for quite a few years, and many of its hidden powers are not that obvious at first glance, so I figured I might as well write up a few posts. With that said, this is part 1 of a 6 part series. What is the Internet […]

Happy New Year! the 2016 edition

2016 begins today, so it’s a great time to make sure your browser is up to date, update all of your passwords, setup two factor authentication wherever you can, start a blog with WordPress (and Jetpack) or WordPress.com, or start posting again if you already have one! MacManX.com had a great 2015, and I’m sure […]