wpMail.me wpMail.me issue#260 - The weekly WordPress newsletter. No spam, no nonsense. - June 22, 2016
News & Articles
Finding WordPress in the Post-Print News Era (wptavern.com) Right now the landscape of news media seems to be moving towards hosted platforms for enterprise customers. WordPress could be more strategically positioned to capture this industry by making it easy to launch a fully open-source powered newsroom for publications of any size. A community-supported online news/magazine distribution could establish WordPress as the go-to CMS for newspapers entering the digital-only era.
New Academy Courses: Announcing the BEST WordPress Multisite Course on the Web (premium.wpmudev.org) Enrollments are now open for three new courses in The Academy: WordPress Multisite Masterclass, WordPress Development for Intermediate Users, and (by popular demand) our CEO James Farmer’s hugely successful Dream Small, Market Big & Don’t Do It This Way course on how to start an internet business is back for another run.
If you’re a WPMU DEV member, you can enroll in any – or all! – of these courses for free!
Shiny Updates Approved for Partial Merge Into WordPress 4.6 (wptavern.com) The Shiny Updates project was approved for partial merge during an additional meeting designated for reviewing improvements added within the last week. A decision was expected last week but was delayed after contributors discovered that the plugin required three more audits to be ready for merge. Drew Jaynes completed a documentation audit and Dominik Schilling completed a security review and found no issues.
WooCommerce 2.6 “Zipping Zebra” Now Available (torquemag.io) In anticipation of the WordPress REST API’s inclusion in core, WooCommerce 2.6 includes a new custom REST API, which leverages the WP REST API infrastructure and follows the same standards. This means that WooCommerce can be extended to add new data points and authentication methods.
A Beginner’s Guide to Custom Post Types (www.cozmoslabs.com) WordPress Custom Post Types are the best way to create intuitive content types. This is done by having a clear differentiation between the different types of content, adding just the required parameters and fields to them and therefore removing cluster from the sometimes overloaded WordPress admin interface. Today we are going to explain to you the importance of custom post types, why you should consider implementing them on your website, and how to create them in just a couple of clicks, without writing a single line of code, using a free plugin called WCK .
How to Add Google Structured Data in WordPress Theme (ahmedkaludi.com) Google structured data is a must for every website and blog but a lot of people still don’t have this schema markup integrated into their website. It is absolutely critical for the SEO of your website and it is very simple once you understand it.
In this tutorial, we are going to be using a sample WordPress loop and then integrate the Google Structured data into it.