wpMail.me wpMail.me issue#185 - The weekly WordPress newsletter. No spam, no nonsense. - December 18, 2014
Guys, since the holidays are coming today will be the last post for this year. We wish you really happy holidays! 🙂
We will be back on th 8th of January!
News & Articles
Let’s WordSesh together (www.poststat.us) This weekend, WordSesh 3 will begin. WordSesh is 24 straight hours of live streamed presentations and discussions from a variety of intelligent folks in the WordPress world. It’s completely free and community supported.
WooCommerce and the 2015 EU VAT Changes to Digital Goods (www.woothemes.com) You may (or may not) have heard by now that the EU are introducing new rules surrounding VAT on digital goods from the 1st Jan 2015. We’ve been aware of these changes for a while now and have been working on some solutions in order to make these changes a little easier to handle. If you’ve not heard about these new rules, check this article to find useful information.
Papi - Page Type API (github.com) Papi has a different approach on how to work with fields and page types in WordPress. The idea is coming from how Page Type Builder in EPiServer works and has been loved by the developers.
So we though why don’t use the same approach in WordPress? Papi is today running in production and has been easy to work with when it came to add new fields. Papi don’t have any admin user interface where should add all fields, we use classes in PHP, where one class represents one page type and in your class you add all fields you need. It’s that easy!
Intergalactic: A Bold Free WordPress Theme from Automattic (wptavern.com) Automattic’s latest free theme release on WordPress.org is a bold new take on the space motif.
Intergalactic features strong typography with post titles overlaying full-width featured images. The one-column layout is well-suited to a personal blog and the theme has support for all the standard post formats.
Customize the Behavior of the WooCommerce Sale-Flash (code.tutsplus.com) For those who are familiar with WooCommerce, you may also be aware of its sale-flash functionality. This is primarily used to display when an item is on sale.
In this tutorial, we're going to take a look at how we can customize and improve the WooCommerce sale-flash display to show the effective discount percentage and to change the color of the label based on said percentage.