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What to Expect in WordPress 4.7 Update In December (torquemag.io) After kicking off development in August, we are just about one month away from the release of WordPress 4.7, which is slated to go live on December 6.
WordPress 4.7 Beta 1 was released last week and people have already started testing the software. The core team welcomes any and all suggestions, so set up a test site and start playing with the new version.
HostGator WordPress Hosting Review: A Surprise Turnaround (themeisle.com) New web hosting providers and plans pop up all the time, and the most established companies tend to lose some of that personal touch the bigger they become. If you had asked us a while back for our opinion concerning this web host, it wouldn’t have been good. However, after reviewing their latest cloud hosting plans, our HostGator WordPress hosting review suggests that they’ve managed to turn things around.
Ninja Forms for WordPress: A Comprehensive Overview (www.elegantthemes.com) WordPress has quite a few form plugins to choose from. Some are easy to use but have limited features while others have lots of features but can be complicated to use. WP Ninja Forms shows that it doesn’t have to be this way. Ninja Forms is a simple form builder with lots of features and it can even be expanded further, giving you the tools to build any type of form easily.
NaNoWriMo 2016 Kicks Off Today: Write Your Novel with WordPress (wptavern.com) Nano Status is a plugin created specifically for NaNoWriMo participants. Public accountability with word counts is one of the motivating factors for many writers who participate in the event, and Nano Stats makes it easy to display your progress in posts, pages, and sidebar widgets. It pulls in word count stats from the NaNoWriMo website for the username entered in the plugin’s settings.
Theme Options Frameworks: WordPress Theme Development Made Easy (www.wpkube.com) In terms of WordPress theme customization, the options are plenty. You can, of course, code every single option yourself from scratch. But if you are looking to save some time and efforts, you can possibly rely on a theme options framework or panel and tweak it accordingly to help your users do more with your WordPress theme.
Such theme options panels are plenty and in this post, we take a look at some of the best options frameworks for WordPress theme development.
Add Repeater Fields to User Registration and Edit Profile Forms with Profile Builder (www.cozmoslabs.com) One of the heavily requested features by Profile Builder users was the ability to add multiple fields or groups of fields dynamically to front-end forms, without having a predefined number.
The user should be able to repeat a certain field or set of fields, when registering or editing his profile in the front-end. Most of the requests were regarding the upload of multiple files or PDF documents, or multiple images for creating user galleries.
That’s how the Repeater Fields Module was born. It makes adding Repeater Fields to User Registration and Edit Profile Forms fast and easy.