Link Category: Tools
Discord: Heavily Branded But Cool Slack Alternative
There’s a good chance you know about Discord already. Especially if you’re one of the many n00bs I had to pwn in my long climb to Gold elo in League of Legends. (Hints: one-trick Xin Zhao, learn to farm the jungle efficiently, countergank top level 3.)
WordPress Time Machine
This Sunday is when we’re “officially” celebrating that WordPress is 15. (I’m going to a party in Denver, with Matt Mullenweg in attendance.) That’s because it was 15 years ago to the day that the first code was pushed to the fork of b2/cafelog that WordPress is today.
WPShout Facebook Group
We’ve made a Facebook group. We’re not completely sure how it’ll work, and what’s allowed, but we’re really interested in seeing what more we can do with more frequent communication in a space that a whole bunch of people are already hanging out. So check it out and play along with us.
Simple Lightbox: A Better Image Viewing Experience in WordPress
I installed Simple Lightbox on WPShout a few weeks ago, and it’s something I wish I’d done long before.
Wallace Inline: Inline Text and Image Editing for Beaver Builder
Wallace Inline is a new premium extension for Beaver Builder that caught my eye while I was browsing around today. It makes text and image editing very quick and intuitive on a website front-end: rather than coming up inside Beaver Builder’s text editor, text is simply editable inline—hence the name—so you simply start typing, and your text content changes. (If the difference between “front-end” and “inline” confuses you as much as it did me, there’s a good Live Demo feature on their sales page that lets you try the extension for yourself.)
Fix Mixed Content Warnings and Blocked Content with HTTP/HTTPS Remover
WP-CLI Tips by John Blackbourn
If you don’t recognize the name “John Blackbourn” or @johnbillion you may recognize some of the things he’s done:
Awesome Color Inspiration with ColorHexa
Color inspiration is a big, practical part of web design, and ColorHexa is the best tool for it I’ve seen in a bit.
Unsplash: Beautiful, Free, Unrestricted-Use Images
I should spend more time talking to designers. An excellent designer I’m working with on a few projects noticed me Googling for a sample image to put into a new site design, and told me about Unsplash. It’s a major step up.
ASCII WordPress Template Hierarchy
I talked briefly to John Blackbourn at WordCamp US about WPHierarchy.com. One of the struggles we’re having with the site is that it’s kind of hard to for me (as a non-designer) to reflow the diagram to work well on mobile. John offered some good potential solutions to that from a more coherent design perspective, which I very much appreciated.