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News & Articles
Automattic Introduces WooCommerce Connect, Hosted Components for E-Commerce (wptavern.com) Automattic has been working to simplify selling with WooCommerce and today the company announced WooCommerce Connect, the secret project that Mullenweg hinted at during WooConf.
WC Connect is WooCommerce’s new Automattic-hosted SaaS architecture that was created to offer store features in a more user-friendly way. It is built on the WP REST API and offers a simplified Calypso-style interface for configuring options.
WordPress vs Drupal - Which is Right for You? (wpengine.com) WordPress and Drupal are the #1 and #2 most popular open source content management systems, especially at the enterprise level. Yet, each its own advantages and disadvantages, depending on what your needs are.
This white paper delves into a comparison of each CMS within the following areas to help you decide which CMS is right for your website or project.
Early Look: The New WordPress.org & 'Get WordPress' Page (torquemag.io) The final mockups for the proposed “Get WordPress” page for WordPress.org provide an early look into the new section that aims to make it easier for people to “get WordPress.”
Automattic Designer Mark Uraine originally proposed the Get WordPress page in February as a way to improve the current Download and Mobile pages of the WordPress.org site and to eliminate the confusion surrounding the current navigation path by combining Mobile, Hosting, and Download WordPress.
VaultPress vs BlogVault vs BackupBuddy vs CodeGuard vs UpdraftPlus (www.codeinwp.com) We always tend to think that bad things can happen to anyone, but just not to us. However, according to a survey by Wordfence from 2015, 38.9% of users reported a hack in the last 12 months.
That’s a pretty big number. So why take the risk?
Today, we’re comparing the top 5 best WordPress backup plugins on the market. We’re talking their pros, cons, main features, pricing, and why and when you would want to use them.
WordPress Theme Review Team Votes on New Guidelines to Ban Obtrusive Upselling (wptavern.com) One of the main items on the agenda for the Theme Review Team this week was to finalize what type of upselling is allowed in themes hosted on WordPress.org. With the requirement of using the customizer for options, theme authors have gotten creative with upsells and will sometimes include panels and sections that are inoperable unless the user purchases the commercial version.
WordPress Multisite Masterclass: Client Sites and Domain Mapping (premium.wpmudev.org) If you’re like lots of web designers and developers, the chances are you’ll have plenty of domains that you’ve registered and sites that you’ve created (or some still in the works), and keeping on top of them all can be a bit of a headache. In this series, you’ll learn everything you need to know to create your own network, add sites to it or let users add their own, and manage the network.
What WordPress Developers Need To Know About PHP Magic Methods (torquemag.io) Magic methods are functions that allow you to show an object how to react when something happens to it. You get to define how your object should react in an event. This can be a huge tool in preventing errors and reducing redundant code.
In this article, we are going to introduce you to some of the magic methods that PHP provides. We have chosen these methods because they are most useful to you and help you see the patterns of how they work.