The future of Drag and Drop WordPress

As a WordPress Designers, I always creating so simple design that just about anyone could use it. A year ago I saw the first few drag and drop wordpress template. I was been so excited back then. I can do thousand of possibilities in one website and not losing my creativity. Dreaming of creating perfect layouts that match the client requirement without coding.

As a web developer, I was also crazy about delivering a perfect site with flawless functionality, based on the client requirements then deliver it to a customer and the left alone. I want to live the rest of my life without constant clients call, tweaking back and forth.

We need meet halfway on this thing, I believe the future of WordPress Core is drag and drop, but not right now. WordPress themes do not have any drag and drop functionality to build layouts right out of the box. Most of these drag and drop themes heavily rely on plugin or theme specific WordPress shortcodes to output complex DOM structures for rows, columns, containers and widgets. By using such a theme or plugin your theme is becoming reliant on these shortcodes. Drag and drop theme entire frontend presentation of the layout is reliant on the plugin to output the code, once you detouch everything, you will have a constant called on your client.

Its not a secret drag and drop wordpress theme have large nested structures make things like code clarity and debugging harder. A large number of nodes also can lead to slower sites.

A designer friend of mine, used a popular drag and drop WordPress, ends up asking me to fixed his client website and remove the client access to the Theme Builder. He told me that he will go back to Starter Theme again and create a theme based on his client requirement only.

The Upcoming WordPress 4.0

WordPress 4.0 Beta Edition

Lets take a tour on what’s new on WordPress released the first release candidate (RG) for the upcoming WordPress 4.0 version.

Media Library — now has amazing GRID View in addition existing list view.
Wordpress 4.0 Media Library
Previews on Media — WordPress.tv and YouTube video can easily input on embedding via URLS in the visual editor.
Wordpress 4.0 Media URL
Plugin Installation — Layout and visual changes made as well as more information when searching for plugins and details
Wordpress 4.0 Plugin
Language — A better internationalization language for non-English country on installation
Wordpress 4.0 Language
TinyMCE — Better and more friendly Blog posting and editing GUI with keyboard shortcut.
Wordpress 4.0 TinyMCE
Widgets in the Customizer — The new WP version has now put all widgets into a sub-section of the customization screen. This essentially minimizes them when not needed — a welcome UI improvement for sure!
Wordpress 4.0 Widgets in the Customizer

POSTED ON WORDPRESS.ORG
“Developers, please test your plugins and themes against WordPress 4.0 and update your plugin’s Tested up to version in the readme to 4.0 before next week. If you find compatibility problems, please be sure to post any issues to the support forums so we can figure those out before the final release. You also may want to give your plugin an icon, which we launched last week and will appear in the dashboard along with banners.”

Fully responsive Jquery Animation

Remax
The client want a fully responsive animation with the following descriptive details:
On load greenery scene then the beach on the back, the clients want historical event sequence (1693) of the place such as the railroad, the battle, the capitols, the farm and etc. They want also a tramway and the moving carousel on the beach. They also requested a night scenery of the place.

Methodology:
a. Percentage on size of every element
b. Percentage on margin of each position
c. Used jQuery.html5Loader
d. Resize script on screen
e. Created a repeating loop on Remax ballon
f. Separated the night view fade to the morning

WordPress Auto Correct and Mobile Plugin

Wowee… Finally, Gerry released his auto correct and his famous Mobile plugin for WordPress.

The Auto Correct is a simple plugin that lets you correct all occurrences of “wordpress” in your posts and pages with the proper “WordPress” spelling which is with a capital “W” and capital “P” … Download Here

And his famous Mobile plugin that detect whether a visitor on your web site is using a web browser on a mobile device. Download Here

Real Estate WordPress Plugin

I just browsing the WordPress 2.7 plugins and stumble a cool real estate plugins.

The Great Real Estate plugin for WordPress, which showcasing your home property listings, featured home widget, support Gallery Plugin such as Next Gen and much more!

While the Mortgage Loan Calculator and Mortgage Rates Plugin for WordPress both are great value-add for any loan officer or real estate agent looking to provide good-looking, functional, valuable content to readers while it also supported the widgets theme.

Angel Dance of the Forest

I woke this morning before morning light
My head was filled with dreams of fright
As often happens during the night.
But we’re on vacation and what a delight
To walk the trails; to see all the sights.

The inviting forest path beckons “Come”
With its cooling breeze and soft gentle hum.
“Enjoy the glorious daybreak anthem
Listen to the beat of a different drum!”

A touch of chill when I stand real still
The scent of ozone as I climb a hill.
The early birdcalls loud and shrill
Remind me that nature is free goodwill.

The morning sun has yet begun
To reach the treetops high
It climbs through the morning hue
And turns the sky from pink to blue.

by Linda Meikle

Apple Mac OS – WordPress Blogging Tools

I really want to have a Mac Book Pro and I recently researching about it. I stumble upon a few plugin to make your wordpress blogging convient and awesome using Apple Products.

The WordPressDash is a blogging tool for your Mac OS X Dashboard. Derived from DashBlog, WordPressDash was built especially for WordPress users and offers category support.

The iWPhone plugin and Theme automatically reformats the blogs content on optimized viewing of Apple’s iPhone and iPod Touch. It detects the iPhone/iPod touch’s User Agent and serves up the content with the special theme only to iPhone and iPod touch visitors, all other browsers will view your WordPress blog with your current theme.
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Free Template for WordPress, Joomla and CSS

The Digita Template is gallery of free website template. We are developing Digita Template to showcase easy to use and one stop download of CSS, WordPress and Joomla Templates.

Aside on the converted html and functional template itself, we will includes the psd, fla’s, javascript, ajax script and other materials that you will need in creating your own website.

You are allow to have unlimited download, just register here and be part of Persona Digita Family.

We also developing the Digita Webmaster Forum that features community support, feedback and others webmaster resources.