Transcript of "What's New in WordPress 3.6 - BarCamp Orlando 2013"
Whats New inWordPress 3.6By James TryonMonday, May 20, 13
I’m James Tryon orEasily Amused• Creative Director of Easily Amused, Inc.• We specialize in Branding &Custom WordPress Design/Development.• Personally been in the biz since 99• Overﬂow work from Other Studios• Work as Other Companies full Creative/Development Team.Monday, May 20, 13
Quick Overview• Admin UI• Post Formats• Audio/Video• Autosave• Post Lock• Menus• Revisions• Twenty ThirteenMonday, May 20, 13
Admin UI Updates• Larger San-Serif Font• More Breathing Room• Flattened it a Little• Darker Sidebar w/ HighlightsMonday, May 20, 13
Post Formats: New Functions• the_post_format_video()• the_post_format_url()• the_remaining_content()New functions for Post Formats allow developers to pull the metainfo from the post and apply a unique design to each format.Monday, May 20, 13
Post Formats: Theme SupportYou will need to enable post formats in your theme.To do so add the following to your setup function/** This theme supports all available post formats by default.* See http://codex.wordpress.org/Post_Formats*/add_theme_support( post-formats, array(aside, audio, chat, gallery, image, link, quote, status, video) );Monday, May 20, 13
Disabling Post FormatsYou can turn post formats off in the AdminScreen options, but its only for that user. Ifyou would like to disable them across theboard check out a plugin by Justin Tadlock.http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/disable-post-format-ui/Monday, May 20, 13
Audio/Video• embed audio & video into your posts withoutrelying on a plugin or media hosting service.• Enter a URL from a popular video hostingservice,WordPress 3.6 will automatically embedthat video into your post.• Video will play in the Admin for testing purposes.Monday, May 20, 13
Audio Bonus:oEmbed support forboth Rdio and SpotifyMonday, May 20, 13
AutosavePosts are now autosaved locally. If your browser crashes, yourcomputer dies, or the server goes ofﬂine as you’re saving, youwon’t lose the your post.• Kinda like Google Docs.• Auto saves locally every 15 secMonday, May 20, 13
Cookie expirationBut what about an unexpected delays andyour cookies expire!?!Don’t worry there’s a new lightbox for that.No going back to the login screen, and nolost content.Pick up where you left off.Monday, May 20, 13
Post Locking• How many of you run a blog with more than one Author?• Ever have 2 people editing a post at the same time?• Have you ever overwritten what the other person work?Monday, May 20, 13
Post LockingBefore you had a little red text warning at thetop, Now you get this:Monday, May 20, 13
Post LockingThe other person see this:Monday, May 20, 13
Post LockingBut we go one step further orshould I say one step prier.Now when youre in theadmin and someone is editing,It will say [username] iscurrently editing next to thetitle in the admin list screen.Monday, May 20, 13
Menus• location moved to its own• Added accordion/toggle menuNav menus have been simpliﬁed with an accordion-based UI,and a separate tab for bulk-assigning menus to locations.Monday, May 20, 13
Twenty ThirteenShipping in the ﬁrst release of the year. It’s a blog-centrictheme that makes full use of Post Formats & bold Color.I think there might be a little negativism with it comes to theyearly themes.There has also been a problem getting themout early enough in the year for the name to really matter. It would be best to think of Twenty Twelve as CMS driventheme and Twenty Thirteen more as a Blog drive theme.But both and do both.Monday, May 20, 13
http://twentythirteendemo.wordpress.com/Monday, May 20, 13
Thank You• James Tryon• James@EasilyAmusedInc.com• http://EasilyAmusedInc.com• @easilyamused• http://proﬁles.wordpress.org/easilyamused/Monday, May 20, 13
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