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News & Articles
Highlights of Matt Mullenweg’s Q&A at WordCamp Europe 2016 (wptavern.com) During the first day of WordCamp Europe, Brian Krogsgard interviewed Matt Mullenweg on stage before his Q&A session with the audience. Mullenweg opened up about his multi-decade vision for WordPress and spoke frankly about some of WordPress’ competitors that are spending hundreds of millions of dollars in advertising. Here are a few of the highlights.
WordPress 4.6 Beta 1 (wordpress.org) WordPress 4.6 Beta 1 is now available!
This software is still in development, so we don’t recommend you run it on a production site. Consider setting up a test site just to play with the new version.
Help Scout Documentation Search with Gravity Forms (pippinsplugins.com) Gravity Forms is a tremendously powerful plugin for WordPress and Help Scout is an awesome customer support system that also provides a service for handling documentation. What they miss, however, is a direct connection that allows site owners to provide customers with a way to search the Help Scout documentation before they can submit a support ticket submission form.
Plugin Repository Redesign Beta Available (torquemag.io) The plugin repository has never been easy to navigate, or very visually appealing. It is a place to get into, find your plugin and get out. That may not be the case for long. A beta for a plugin repository redesign can now be viewed. They have done away with sidebars and let the plugins be the star of the page.
A Review of the Optimizer Pro Theme for WordPress (bobwp.com) When you are looking for a theme for your WordPress site, it’s hard to find something flexible enough to fit practically every need. Optimizer Pro comes with the tools and features to help you create your site, whether it’s for your business, your online store or any other project you might have.