wpMail.me wpMail.me issue#309 - The weekly WordPress newsletter. No spam, no nonsense. - June 1, 2017
News & Articles
Cape Town to Host 4th Annual WordPress Charity Hackathon on July 15 (wptavern.com) Cape Town will be hosting its fourth annual do_action WordPress Charity Hackathon on July 15 this year. The objective of the event is to build websites for 10 different non-profit organizations in one day, an ambitious endeavor that requires a mix of different web and marketing talents working in highly concentrated teams. Participants help non-profits kick start their websites so the organizations can focus on doing what they do best – helping the local community.
What’s Coming in WordPress 4.8 – See New Features in Action (www.codeinwp.com) Excited for the first major WordPress release of the year – WordPress 4.8? The launch is set to happen on June 8-9, which is basically just around the corner (and just before WCEU). No wonder there’s a lot of talk going on in the community already as to what sort of improvements that new version is set to deliver.
Speaking of which, we too want to look into all that craze, but do so in a bit different manner – by showing you the new stuff in action. And “in action” is the keyword here.
Divi Plugin Highlight – Page Builder Everywhere (www.elegantthemes.com) Divi is an exceptionally easy to use page builder that lets you create page and post layouts with drag and drop modules. It’s ease of use has made people so passionate about it that they want to use it in every possible area of their website. That’s where the third party plugin we’re featuring in Divi Plugin Highlight comes in.
How to Create a WordPress Widget From Scratch (kinsta.com) WordPress Widgets are blocks of static or dynamic HTML content that can be added to specific areas of the front-end pages (widget areas or sidebars). WordPress provides a good number of built-in widgets, like Archives, Categories, Tag Cloud, Search, Recent Posts, Calendar, and more. Moreover, as we're going to explain in this post, plugin developers can easily create a WordPress widget from scratch, add custom features and specific content to any theme supporting this amazing feature.