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Bluehost Alternatives: Top 4 Options for WordPress Hosting (www.codeinwp.com) WordPress is both one of the easiest Content Management Systems (CMS) to use, and one of the most powerful. However, to unleash its full potential you need a good hosting provider – and while Bluehost may be popular, it might not be the best option for you. Here are the top Bluehost alternatives, and why you might want to try them out.
WordPress 4.6 RC2 (wordpress.org) The second release candidate for WordPress 4.6 is now available.
We’ve made over 30 changes since the first release candidate. RC means we think we’re done, but with millions of users and thousands of plugins and themes, it’s possible we’ve missed something. We hope to ship WordPress 4.6 on Tuesday, August 16, but we need your help to get there.
Bucharest, Romania to Host a WordCamp October 8-9 (wptavern.com) Bucharest is one of the main transportation hubs in Eastern Europe and is well known for its rich cultural heritage and elegant architecture. If you’re looking to add a new event to your conference itinerary this year, WordCamp Bucharest will give you the opportunity to connect with a vibrant community in a beautiful city.
New Framework Helps WordPress Plugin Developers Create Persistently Dismissible Admin Notices (wptavern.com) Nearly every WordPress user has experienced the frustration of dismissing an admin notice and having it pop up again on page refresh or upon navigating to a new page. WordPress 4.2 made it possible for plugin and theme developers to create dismissible admin notices using the classes .notice and .is-dismissible, but left it up to the developer to ensure that the notices do not return.
Collins Agbonghama, a web developer from Nigeria, decided to create a framework to make it easy to create dismissible admin notices that persist across page loads.
WooThumbs Review – Better WooCommerce Product Images (wplift.com) Interested in a better way to showcase your products on WooCommerce? Then you might be interested in today’s review…
We're going to be checking out the WooThumbs plugin from Iconic. It’s a plugin that helps you improve your product display with a few major enhancements to the default WooCommerce image showcase.
Designing a Class to Manage WordPress Posts (carlalexander.ca) When building a plugin, it’s not uncommon to need to fetch posts from the database. After all, you might be using your own custom post type. Or maybe, you built a special functionality on top of posts and you want to find them that way. Those are just a few reasons why your plugin might need to query WordPress for posts.
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