wpMail.me wpMail.me issue#286 - The weekly WordPress newsletter. No spam, no nonsense. - December 21, 2016
News & Articles
WordCamp Europe Calls for Host City Applications for 2018 (wptavern.com) Even though the call for speakers for WordCamp Europe 2017 has just opened, organizers are already on the hunt for a city to host the event in 2018. The team chosen to host in 2018 will need to be planning throughout 2017 and should be present on the ground in Paris, so the selection process is already underway.
WordPress Salary Requirements Revealed and Company Pricing Breakdown (devwp.eu) A known problem in the WordPress industry are the $500 projects and hundreds of thousands of clients looking for free and warez plugins and themes, unwilling to pay a few pennies for a premium solution, and completely baffled by any estimate that is equal to the actual salary of a developer. They often proceed with DIY solutions or site builders, and don’t understand the cost of building a professional solution that is scaled for growth, stability, compatibility, speed and security.
Matt Mullenweg Proposes WordPress Growth Council (wptavern.com) During the last WordSesh event held in August 2016, Matt Mullenweg joined the community for a session where he spoke about the growth of WordPress and his thoughts on confronting the project’s external threats. Mullenweg floated the idea of a WordPress Growth Council – a collection of individuals and organizations interested in contributing to WordPress’ growth.
Divi Plugin Highlight – Divi Commerce (www.elegantthemes.com) WooCommerce and Divi play well together. Divi’s Shop module displays WooCommerce products within your Divi layouts and you can style them to match your site nicely. However, Divi doesn’t style the individual product pages, forms, or login screen. This can make it difficult to style the product pages to fit in with the rest of your website. Enter Divi Commerce – a plugin from Bolt Themes that adds the Divi Builder to your WooCommerce product pages and even adds new features to the theme customizer.
7 Awesome WordPress Curation Themes for Collecting and Sharing the Best Content Available (www.wpmayor.com) Here at WP Mayor we have discussed some of the best content curation tools of the year, provided examples of exceptional content curation websites we love to visit, and have even given you the low down on all things RSS and duplicate content related to avoid being labeled as “spammy”.
However, today we will take it one step further. We will look at what content curation is, the best WordPress plugin for building an RSS feed curation website, and the top WordPress themes to complement the delivery of information to your loyal followers.
Tutorial: How to Create a WordPress Video Gallery (barn2.co.uk) It's incredibly simple to embed video in WordPress these days, but it's not so easy to create a video gallery listing all your videos in a grid. This tutorial walks you through the process of creating a responsive video gallery using the Posts Table Pro plugin. You'll learn how to create a searchable, sortable gallery with embedded video players whether you've uploaded your videos directly to your site, or embedded them from YouTube or Vimeo.