WordPress 4.3, “Billie”, Released (poststatus.com) WordPress 4.3, “Billie”, has been released. Billie includes four major user-facing features that most website owners will experience on a semi-regular basis, and many other enhancements, bug fixes, and developer features.
A Look at Why Some Frontend Developers are Decoupling WordPress (wptavern.com) WordPress developers are getting serious about developing flexible, powerful websites of all sizes. One trend, started as a way to break free of the constraints of traditional WordPress theming, is using a decoupled architecture to customize the frontend.
There are certainly pros and cons to this method, and this post aims to examine the various reasons why some frontend developers are implementing a headless WordPress.
Hybrid Core 3.0 Experiments With Community-driven Documentation (wptavern.com) Hybrid Core 3.0, developed by Justin Tadlock, is available for download. More than a year in the making, 3.0 has over 269 commits and a slew of new features.
After the release of Hybrid Core 2.0 last year, Tadlock assumed it would be at least two years before he tackled another major release, “I’d planned on doing minor and patch releases for a while, all along building themes,” he said.
Toolbox of the Smart WordPress Developer: CMB2 (code.tutsplus.com) Ever tried to build metaboxes in WordPress? It's a mess, not only for beginners but even for advanced WordPress developers. Luckily for the WordPress community, the community itself can come up with elegant solutions for these kinds of messy problems. CMB2 is one of them.