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Plugin News

  • Going Google with WordPress Plugins (premium.wpmudev.org)
    If you run a WordPress site, then unless you’re running a very unusual site in a very unusual way, you probably have it connected to Google in one way or another. Below we’ll give you some more potential connections – 25 to be exact. These plugins can help you connect to or integrate Google services in all sorts of ways.
  • Plugins as A Platform: The Future of WordPress Plugins (torquemag.io)
    The basic idea is simple. WordPress itself should be getting leaner, not more robust in terms of its core. Its true strength, though, lies in how easy it is to use the WordPress API to do basically anything. But WordPress hooks can’t do everything. If a specialized need comes along, then another platform might have to be molded on top of WordPress to allow for more specialized hooks and finer tuned extendability.
  • LearnDash now Integrates With Event Espresso (www.learndash.com)
    LearnDash (a learning management system plugin) has launched an integration that allows users to connect their elearning courses with live training events. The integration auto-enrolls event attendees into one or more online courses once the event ticket is purchased.
  • How To Create WordPress Responsive Menus – Tips & Free / Premium Plugins (wplift.com)
    If you are using a responsive theme it is essential that you make sure that the navigation works correctly on all devices – it should be clear how it works and shouldnt be too fiddly to use on touch screen devices. Here you get insights on what kind of plugin to use and how.

Theme Releases


Pratt
(wordpress.org)

 

GeneratePress
(wordpress.org)

 

Elementary
(www.academiathemes.com)

 

Slipstream
(wordpress.org)

 

Discovery
(wordpress.org)

 

Zinnia
(wordpress.org)

 

Theme News

Tutorials

  • Adding Tabbed Navigation in WordPress for Custom Menus (tommcfarlin.com)
    One of the nicest features of the latter versions of WordPress includes the custom menu system. Although people can always introduce too many areas in which custom menus can be introduced, the core feature and customization options make it possible to do some really cool stuff with custom menus. Though there are a number ways of to do this, Tom found one flexible way to do this.
  • Getting The Most of Post Formats: Bulk Updating Post Formats (code.tutsplus.com)
    Now that we've convinced you of how cool post formats are, you might be worried about having to go back through all of your posts, opening each one and manually setting its post format. With a site of any decent size that could be a nightmare, but in this tutorial we'll show you how to automate the process.
  • An Introduction to Creating a bbPress Theme From Scratch (code.tutsplus.com)
    bbPress is a plugin that provides forum functionality to WordPress. It is released and maintained by the creators of WordPress, so it is under active development. In part one of this series, we will be providing an introduction to bbPress, its features, how to install it and configuring it, and then how to create forums and forum categories.

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