PHP 4 Style Constructors Are Being Deprecated in WordPress 4.3

PHP 7 is expected to release later this year. One of the major changes in PHP 7 is that PHP 4 style constructors are deprecated. In order to prepare WordPress to transition to PHP 7, WordPress is deprecating these constructors in 4.3.

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How to Set MIME Type of Screenshots in the WordPress Plugin Repository

I have a number of plugins in the WordPress plugin directory. There is an issue with screenshots that I have been trying to figure out for a while. In fact, I have experienced the same issue with some other plugins. Continue reading “How to Set MIME Type of Screenshots in the WordPress Plugin Repository”

How to Embed a Video in WordPress

Videos can be great to illustrate your content. There are many plugins out there for embedding videos in a post/page. Some of them can be used to embed videos from video-sharing sites (e.g. YouTube, Vimeo). Some plugins also support self-hosted video embedding. Fortunately, This feature is now available in WordPress (it was added as of WordPress 3.6).

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Simple YouTube Embed Plugin

Simple YouTube Embed is a WordPress plugin that allows you to embed YouTube videos and make it responsive and prettier. You can embed a YouTube video with the highest resolution version of its thumbnail image and present it much more professionally to yours visitors. You can also prevent YouTube from showing related videos when a video finishes playing and apply advanced customizations such as hiding player controls, title, uploader info, fullscreen option etc.

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