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News & Articles
WordPress 4.5 “Coleman” (wordpress.org) Version 4.5 of WordPress, named “Coleman” in honor of jazz saxophonist Coleman Hawkins, is available for download or update in your WordPress dashboard. New features in 4.5 help streamline your workflow, whether you’re writing or building your site.
WordPress 4.5 Explained (Features and Screenshots) (www.cozmoslabs.com) This release was led by Mike Schroder, backed up by Adam Silverstein as Release Deputy, Mel Choyce as Release Design Lead, and the help of 298 contributors with props in this release.
While there is no big ticket item on the list, things like the theme logo support and visual editor enhancements make WordPress just a little bit better with this release.
Hey Automattic, What’s Going on With Edit Flow? (wptavern.com) Edit Flow is an editorial workflow plugin for WordPress created in 2009 that is actively installed on more than 10K sites. According to the changelog and the Edit Flow news blog, the plugin hasn’t been updated since January 2014, when 0.8 was released. For more than a year, concerned users have created threads in the support forum questioning if the project has been abandoned.
Silk Lite: A Free WordPress Magazine Theme for Fashion Bloggers (wptavern.com) After six months in the theme review queue, Silk Lite was approved for the WordPress.org directory and also passed the extra requirements to be counted among the accessibility-ready themes. This magazine theme was designed with fashion bloggers in mind and features a masonry style grid of posts on the homepage.
The Ultimate Guide to WordPress Translation and Localization (premium.wpmudev.org) If you make your living from WordPress, either by selling themes or plugins, then your work needs to support multiple languages. No ifs, ands, or buts. And if you happen to be the end user of WordPress themes and plugins, knowing they include support for your native language is an added bonus.
Today, we’re going to explore just about everything under the sun related to WordPress localization.