Welcome to the weekly Hackers Highlight, showcasing various interesting information that happened in the last week of WordPress hacker’s mailing list, wp-hackers. You can also follow the mailing list via the Google Group front-end here.
Did you know the WordPress 24-Hours Has-Patch Marathon a few days before? Here’s a little inside story of what happened in wp-hackers. Some wanted to help but couldn’t because there’s no news posted at the mailing list, and the two days prior announcement post at the WP development blog were simply too short.
Stephen Rider suggested that it is better to revert from using the word “Appearance” back to “Design” inside the Dashboard. The change to “Appearance” happened within the 2.7 redesign, which changed all the menus from verbs to nouns. “Design” is also a noun, he said, and it encompassed the content underneath that menu better: Widgets, for example, are not just appearances but also part of the design of the site. Demetris suggested using the word “Layout” instead. What do you think?
Here’s a discussion on using the WP_Query() to display posts with a certain search term.
If you’re interested to the whole WP frameworks and child themes development, definitely check the comment area of this article by Ptah Dunbar. Great discussion.
I would usually remove superfluous (things like “amazing”, “most-wanted”) adjectives from list post titles before writing them here, but this one is exceptional indeed. So go read it already.
Ian Stewart explaining the basics of creating child themes:
…they don’t need theme files. None at all. Zero. You don’t need to understand PHP in the slightest to create a WordPress Child theme.
That’s my favorite part of creating child themes. You simply create a new styling (with CSS) for an already coded theme, saving you time and potential headaches. Think of it as a CSS Zen Garden experiment.