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The WordPress REST API: The Journey So Far, And What’s to Come (torquemag.io) The WordPress REST API’s journey into core has been a long one and we’re not quite there yet. In many respects, however, the leisurely pace of its introduction has been a blessing.
As we teeter on the edge of a REST API-powered future, now is an excellent time to take stock of its development to date, recap why it’s at the heart of the next stage of WordPress’s evolution, and take a punt on what we can expect from it in the future.
5 Best WordPress Admin Themes That Will Make Your Life Easier (optimizerwp.com) The commercial aspect of creating admin themes doesn’t look that bright. Maybe admin themes are the vitamin, not painkillers.
New users find default WordPress admin backend clunky, cluttered and it’s sometimes hard to identify which option varies more importance.
In this article, we picked 5 best WordPress admin themes to reduce this interface clutter and provide users with a clean WordPress experience.
The Ultimate Guide to Updating WordPress and Multisite (premium.wpmudev.org) Along with security concerns, you don’t want to miss out on all the latest features that are included in the latest version of WordPress.
Fortunately, there are many ways to update WordPress and in this post we’ll look at seven different ways you can keep your site up-to-date and how to do this automatically and with popular auto-updaters such as Softaculous, as well as how to update manually via FTP or SSH, even if you have a much older version installed.
Into the Vault: the HTTP-to-HTTPS Checklist (wpshout.com) All big sites—Amazon, Google, YouTube, and so on—are SSL-only, and seeing an SSL certificate (a glowing green lock in the URL bar) is, to many users, a general indicator that they’re okay to interact freely with a site. This article documents a few important recurring “gotchas” in transitioning WordPress sites onto SSL.