wpMail.me wpMail.me issue#285 - The weekly WordPress newsletter. No spam, no nonsense. - December 14, 2016
News & Articles
Matt Mullenweg State of the Word, 2016 (poststatus.com) Matt Mullenweg just completed the 2016 State of the Word presentation at WordCamp US 2016.
This year, Matt focused on a variety of important topics, including the state of user experience in WordPress today, goals for future interface improvements, a WordPress growth council, internationalization gains, the further proliferation of secure websites, and important changes to the WordPress development process.
WordPress 4.7: What You Need to Know About It (www.cozmoslabs.com) If you’ve been keeping up with the latest WordPress updates, then you surely know that WordPress 4.7 was released this week and is now available for download. This latest version, named “Vaughan” in honor of jazz legend, Sarah “Sassy” Vaughan is the third major version released by WordPress earlier this year, following WordPress 4.6 “Pepper” and WordPress 4.5 “Coleman”.
6 Best Slider Plugins for WordPress Compared (www.codeinwp.com) If you’re in the market for a slider plugin for WordPress then we really don’t envy you. And don’t get us wrong, it’s not like we have anything against sliders, we don’t. It’s just that picking the best slider plugins is much like picking the best car. There’s just wayyyy too many options out there. In this comparison, we’re looking at the 6 most popular and (presumably) best slider plugins for WordPress on the market.
Registration Magic Review – Powerful WordPress Form Plugin (wplift.com) Let’s be honest, the default WordPress registration form kind of…sucks. It’s functional enough, but you’re limited in what information you can collect, where the form is located, and how it looks. Of course, that probably doesn’t matter if your site doesn’t allow public registration…
But if you do allow public registration, you need a better way. Luckily, that’s exactly what the plugin we're reviewing today aims to help you with.
In-Depth WordPress Multilingual Setup Guide (kinsta.com) Let’s first start out by saying, setting up a WordPress multilingual site can be very confusing! Even for seasoned WordPress developers and users, there are suddenly a lot of questions that get raised when first figuring out how to deliver your website in multiple languages. We actually just finished a multilingual setup on our site here at Kinsta (kinsta.com/es/) and so we thought we would share our first-hand experience with you.
How to Make WordPress Editor Look Like Your Front-end Website (themeisle.com) The WordPress Editor – that place where you write and format so much of your content – is supposed to be WYSIWYG (“What you see is what you get”). But while it does showcase basic styling in real time, it’s not truly WYSIWYG because the formatting in the Visual tab of your WordPress Editor doesn’t actually match how your content looks on your front-end website.
As a result, you’re forced to hit the Preview button over and over to see how your post will look once published. But what if there were a better way?