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News & Articles
WordPress.org Releases Plans For Customization In 2017 (torquemag.io) In his annual State of the Word, Matt Mullenweg laid out the release plan for WordPress in 2017. There will no longer be a strict release schedule, instead, updates will be announced only when they are completely ready. The editor will get a facelift, making it easier to create content. But perhaps the feature with the most buzz around it is the customizer.
Local by Flywheel: An Excellent Tool for Local WordPress Development (www.elegantthemes.com) Local test sites are a boon when it comes to WordPress development. They enable you to tinker with new features, plugins, and themes without fear of breaking anything – which is fantastic! Their only downside is that they can be a pain to set up, regardless of your operating system.
Local by Flywheel solves this problem neatly for Mac users (and soon for Windows as well).
Which is the Best WordPress Popup Plugin? 4 Top Solutions Compared (www.codeinwp.com) Love them or hate them, email subscription popup plugins just do their job. And they do their job well. If you want to get the best WordPress popup plugin for your site, you’ll quickly find out that they are not all created equal. Or more accurately, if you get yourself a sub-par solution, you’ll only be frustrated trying to get it to fit your needs, not even mentioning delivering any worthwhile results. So this is where today’s post comes into play.
10+ Best YouTube Plugins for WordPress to Improve User Engagement (www.wpexplorer.com) With the right video content, your bounce rate decreases and people tend to spend more time on your site watching the video and eventually increase your conversions. When we include videos in our blog content, our readers are more likely to stick through and watch the video. If the video solves their problem, they are much more inclined to share it. With that in mind, let’s take a look at some of the best YouTube plugins for WordPress.
Theme Developer Handbook Released (make.wordpress.org) After around close to 2 years of development, through a total of 3 different teams, we have released the Theme Developer handbook, thereby completing the Developer Hub’s goal of having proper developer docs for the main aspects of WordPress.
23 Best WordPress Starter Themes & Theme Frameworks (www.wpmayor.com) WordPress starter themes and frameworks differ from one another, but they both speed up the development process of building new themes and websites. They’re hallmarks of WordPress’ open-source nature, giving developers head starts in creating new products.
They make it easier for novice developers to learn how to develop themes, and they make it quicker for experienced developers to develop new themes and frameworks.
Hooks, Line, and Sinker: WordPress’ New WP_Hook Class (deliciousbrains.com) The hooks system is a central pillar of WordPress and with the 4.7 release a major overhaul of how it works was merged. The Trac ticket that initially raised an issue with the hooks system was logged over 6 years ago. After a few attempts, the updates finally made it into the 4.7 release and the venerable hooks system was overhauled. In this post we want to go over some of the technical changes and decisions that went into the new WP_Hook class.
How to use AffiliateWP & Paid Member Subscriptions Together (www.cozmoslabs.com) Paid Member Subscriptions is a WordPress Membership plugin that enables you to create and manage member subscriptions, grant and revokes access to posts, pages, categories as well as custom post types based on the subscriptions your users have purchased.
AffiliateWP is an affiliate marketing plugin that provides a complete management system for WordPress websites that want to reward their affiliates for bringing potential clients to their business.
In this article you can learn how to use AffiliateWP & Paid Member Subscriptions together.