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: Free Media

ContinuingĀ 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 […]

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 […]

WordPress 4.4 Released

WordPress 4.4 has been released! This release introduces the new default theme Twenty Sixteen, responsive images, post embeds, the basic infrastructure for the upcoming REST API, and more. 466 volunteers contributed to this release, lead by Scott Taylor. That’s a new record for WordPress, almost doubling the last release! At the time of writing this, […]

WordPress 4.3 Released

WordPress 4.3 has been released! This release introduces menu and site icon controls to the customizer, formatting shortcuts to the editor, stronger password enforcement, and more. 246 volunteers contributed to this release, lead by Konstantin Obenland. At the time of writing this, WordPress 4.3 has been out for a bit over 2 hours and has […]

Automattic: The WooThemes Awakens

There has been an acquisition. Have you felt it? Automattic has acquired WooThemes, a leading developer of WordPress eCommerce solutions. The acquisition was announced just a few minutes ago, and I’m very excited that we’ll have a hand in continuing to grow this powerhouse of eCommerce tools alongside 55 new colleagues. If you’re already a […]

Star Wars: A Better Order

If you’re a Star Wars fan like me, or even just coming to know Star Wars, you’re probably planning to watch the films now that they’re all available digitally. After being inspired by The Machete Order, we decided to try our own take on the reorganized saga: I, IV, V, II, III, and VI. Except […]

Earth Day, 2015

Earth Day is upon us, as it is every April 22nd, which means it’s a great time to at least start saving the environment for free and to donate to The Conservation Fund, my favorite environmental charity for many important reasons. Want to do more? Is the environment more important to you than a few […]

Star Wars Anime

Have you ever wanted to see a Star Wars anime? We’ll probably never see an official one now that Disney owns the franchise, but this short film fills the void quite well, and all I want now is more. For more info, see the coverage at The Verge and the short film’s companion PDF.

Happy New Year! the 2015 edition

2015 is upon us, so it’s once again time forĀ those resolutions that you waited until today to start (and you should really ask yourself why you waited too)! If you don’t have anything planned for this year, why not makeĀ sure your browser is up to date, update all of your passwords, setup two factor authentication,Ā start […]