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WooConf 2016: State Of The Woo With Matt Mullenweg (wpengine.com) WooConf 2016 kicked off with Matt Mullenweg’s first-ever State Of The Woo address. The WordPress founder and CEO of Automattic (which acquired WooCommerce maker WooThemes last year) had a few things to say about what’s going on with WooCommerce and how it has changed since its beginnings. Find out about WooCommerce’s journey with some of the stats listed below.
Developers who use the plugin in their projects can expect it to follow a more stable release cycle in the future, as beta 13 marks the last of the breaking changes.
Cache Enabler – Making WordPress Caching Easy (www.wpmayor.com) We all know a fast loading website makes Google happy as well as your visitors. Caching is a crucial part of making your WordPress site’s load faster. There are a lot of different caching plugins in the WordPress repository, but none that are as easy to use as the free WordPress Cache Enabler.
WordPress Plugins and Accessibility (yoast.com) WordPress recently announced that “all new or updated code released into WordPress core and bundled themes must conform with the WCAG 2.0 guidelines at level AA.” This means WordPress will be making the product more accessible with every new update.
Timber: WordPress + Twig (upstatement.com) Timber helps you create fully-customized WordPress themes faster with more sustainable code. With Timber, you write your HTML using the Twig Template Engine separate from your PHP files. Timber is for both WordPress pros and rookies. People new to WordPress will like how it reduces the WordPress-specific knowledge required to theme a website. While pros can take advantage of object-oriented patterns that adhere to DRY and MVC principles.
Level Up Your WordPress Development Skills With These 7 Courses (torquemag.io) Most in the WordPress community are self-taught. They played around with their first WordPress website until they broke something, and worked on it until it was fixed.
Doing this over and over again, they became extremely proficient. And it is probably the best way to learn. However, you can kickstart your learning, or even augment it, with some online courses.