Hi guys, Karol here. I know that Black Friday is behind us, but I do have a cool giveaway for you anyway. Here's a quick back story. A couple of months ago, I was approached by Packt Publishing to be the new author of their main WordPress book. It took some time, but finally, the book is live and we're right in the middle of launching it. The title: WordPress 3.7 Complete.
“Having a what?!” – asks you. Okay, probably not you. But I’m going to take a minute to briefly explain the concept of a favicon anyway. I know that setting a favicon isn’t usually on our initial to-do lists when launching a new WordPress site, but it doesn’t mean that it’s not an important element. Actually, I consider it one of the most significant simple tasks you can do for your branding, and in this post I’m going to explain why.
Blogging these days has grown way beyond just standard text-based content. And even though the majority of blogs is still what we can call traditional, more and more people decide to include some additional goodies on their blogs every day. Originally, WordPress was just a text blogging platform. Well, you could include an image here and there, but that was basically it. I mean, just look at the name "word-press" ... there's a reason why it's not "multi-media-press."
Live streaming is a cool topic that got me interested recently. Basically, we all know how to host a standard (not live) video on a blog. You just, well, use the embed code from YouTube and you're done. And, to be honest, the technical side of things is not that different when it comes to live video. However, the tricky part is to provide good user experience for the people watching it, and to make the whole event worthwhile.
In case you didn’t know, there’s one really basic feature in WordPress, and it has been there since forever (at least as far as I can remember). I’m talking about user registration, or more accurately, publicly available (free-for-all) user registration. Just to get the basics out of the way, let me quickly explain the process of enabling this on any WordPress site.