Turns out it’s super easy to have WordPress send emails using SMTP. No plugins required.
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I very much like the fact that the different “mainstream” IndieWeb plugins exist separately. That way, I can install only what I need—IndieAuth and Micropub.
Just FYI: you can use Jetpack without connecting it to a WP.com account. You won’t be able to use the CDN, Protect or Publicize modules, but its Custom Post Types, social menus, Markdown support and a whole bunch of other things will work just fine. (It’s called “debug mode,” which is a bit of a misnomer.)
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And while all of Jetpack’s tests can be removed—or unhooked—I’d rather just hide the one “wrong” test. (Can’t even do that for IndieAuth, whose callback is a non-static method of a class, the instance of which cannot be retrieved by any other code, e.g., using a “singleton pattern” or global var.)
- Layout Grid Block
Yeah. I’m still only seeing Times New Roman, though. (Or Garamond, on the one system that has Office installed.)
When I previewed the new [Twenty Twenty WordPress theme], I fell in love, especially with its typography: it used a very Helvetica-esque variable font as its heading typeface, and Hoefler Text for body text.
- New decade, new theme – Lea Verou
Dang, I’ve definitely started drifting away from WordPress theming. It’s simultaneously sad and cool to see some of my once favorite Automattic themes get retired, and a large number of new, great-looking and free themes appear. (I’d love to start experimenting again, but then I also love, uhm, some control over my sites’ HTML.)
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I’m currently running no less than 19 plugins, and although I apparently wrote 6 of those myself, and continually advise folks to keep their plugin count as low as possible, the issue is typically not the number of plugins, but what they do (and how well they’re kept up-to-date).
I probably couldn’t live without Micropub, which I use to post to my site from various clients, and WP Crontrol, to manually run or test WP-Cron jobs. And—shameless self-promotion—“Share on Mastodon.” What they have in common, though, is, uh, no discernible negative effect on your site’s speed at all. Unlike, say, drag-and-drop page builders.
- Which WordPress Plugins I Use - Kev Quirk
Bookmarked https://wptavern.com/gutenberg-7-9-adds-gradients-to-more-blocks-extra-typography-controls-and-new-patterns. A problem _long_ solved by CSS …
A problem long solved by CSS and the separation of content and presentation. (But visual editors, we need!)
I would not wish the pain of updating dozens or more old blog posts to adjust paragraph design on anyone. Of course, the same could be said of font sizes and similar settings.
- Gutenberg 7.9 Adds Gradients to More Blocks, Extra Typography Controls, and New Patterns
In reply to https://kevq.uk/rewriting-my-wordpress-site-in-html-css-comparing-performance/. That is _exactly_ what …
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That is exactly what WP Super Cache—if properly configured—and many other page caching plugins do, though. Use rewrite rules to serve an entirely static HTML version of your site’s pages.
- Rewriting My WordPress Site In HTML/CSS & Comparing Performance - Kev Quirk
Seems Frank and I aren’t the only ones thinking about, and tinkering with, OPML and WordPress. (I also wasn’t aware of the OPML importer—I did know about the Link Manager, though—until a couple months ago, when I’d just built the tiny plugin that keeps my WordPress links in sync with my feed reader’s OPML endpoint.)
My site uses Corcel, a sort of translation layer between WordPress’s database and Laraval’s Eloquent ORM. I’ve got WordPress living on a separate domain, and a symlink to its uploads folder in my Laravel app’s
public folder. Accessors help me filter image tags, and the few shortcodes actually in use behave like they would in a pure WordPress environment, while my Blade-powered front end is 100% under my control. I like that; some of the markup WordPress produces is a bit of a mess.
Bookmarked https://deliciousbrains.com/vagrant-docker-wordpress-development/. Valet. ? “Vagrant vs. Docker: …
Vagrant vs. Docker: Which is better for WordPress development?
- Vagrant vs Docker: Which is better for WordPress development?
Bookmarked https://torquemag.io/2016/11/singletons-wordpress-good-evil/. “Singletons are useful, but they …
Singletons are useful, but they reduce flexibility and therefore should be used sparingly. EDD is a great example. There is one main singleton that houses all the other “main” instances, of the other classes, without having to use a singleton on every one of those other classes.
- Singletons In WordPress: Good Or Evil? | @thetorquemag