WordPress Is Not Easy, And That’s Okay (www.poststat.us) Morten Rand-Hendriksen has put together one of the more thoughtful posts we’ve seen about the complexity of WordPress.
As he notes, “the way we talk about WordPress to new users and clients gives them a distorted picture of what the application is and sets up unrealistic expectations. WordPress is not easy. Learning WordPress is.”
WordPress Settings API Wrapper? No Thanks. (tommcfarlin.com) Honestly, we ought to take the time to learn the Settings API however the steep the learning curve, and start working with it. It is the definitive way to go about creating options pages, and it is the current version of the API that we have available.
Backup Plugins for WordPress (torquemag.io) if you are hosting on WP Engine — or another hosting company that offers automatic site backups—then you have no need for backup plugins. You have daily backups to fall back on; you need not do anything and the backups are done for you. Check out a variety of backup plugins.
How To: Track WordPress Changes & User Activity – Free Plugins to Download (wplift.com) The number of events that these free plugins can track is pretty comprehensive. Actions such as creating new content, editing widgets, failed login attempts and changes to site options, to name but a few, can be easily viewed. If you want a better overview of what is going on with your WordPress site, these plugins provide an effective solution.
25 Useful WooCommerce Plugins You Might Never Heard Of (wpwebshop.com) Building your own WordPress webshop without using WooCommerce can be super complicated, and why bother when the WooCommerce plugin is completely free! There are numerous WooCommerce plugins and add-ons available, many of them are well known of, but there are many of them just as good, and yet you might not even know they exist.