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What’s Coming in WordPress 4.8? And What Does it Mean for the Future of WordPress? (www.wpzoom.com) WordPress 4.8 isn’t a big feature-focussed release. Instead, it’s comparatively minor update which introduces a handful of new features and paves the way for future features.
WordPress 4.8 is due for release on June 8th. There have been plenty of other great articles showing off what’s to come in WordPress 4.8, so we want to do something a little different: not just show off what’s to come in the new update, but also discuss the implications for the future of WordPress. Let’s get right to it.
VersionPress Launches VersionPress.com to Fund Open Source Project (wptavern.com) The founders of VersionPress have launched VersionPress.com, a WordPress managed hosting service. VersionPress.com is the best of what VersionPress offers paired with features such as, staging sites and backups, on an Amazon Web Services infrastructure. VersionPress is essentially an undo button for WordPress or full version-control. At the click of a button, users can undo an action and restore a site’s database to a previous point in history without having to export and import MySQL.
Top Cloud Hosting Companies for WordPress in 2017 (premium.wpmudev.org) There are a lot of choices to make when it comes to web hosting and one wrong turn could do serious damage to your site’s performance and credibility. If we can be of any help at all here, we’d like to suggest that cloud hosting is one of the safer choices you could make for your site’s ensured longevity.
Top WordPress Membership Plugins for Any Project (www.getmotopress.com) Some of existing WordPress Membership plugins are difficult to set up and manage for beginners so the problems start already on the first stages, others are not custom development friendly (which can be crucial for many projects).
There are lots of things to evaluate, that is. Here are some major things you should take into consideration when choosing a plugin.
We’re Launching Pepper: A Free Modular WordPress Theme (artisanthemes.io) Artisan Themes just launched their new WordPress modular theme called Pepper. You can build pages with it by combining different kind of modules, where each module offers different content design opportunities. The goal while designing with modules is to enable you to create powerful layouts without having to touch a line of code. Some key options are available on each module so you can customize its looks and make it part of a whole inside your own branding and visual message.
And you’ll find many hooks all along the theme if you happen to need to get into the code too.
An Introduction to Baseline Security for WordPress Theme Developers (torquemag.io) We understand: getting a theme and its elements to simply work is much easier than worrying about any security aspects. Even so, themes can be a huge security risk, so this is something you must concern yourself with. In fact, there are a number of security mistakes that crop up time and time again, and the good news is that fixing them in your own code is simple.
In this article, we’ll firstly discuss why security matters within WordPress themes. We’ll then introduce you to six frequent security problems, and how you can fix them. Let’s get started!
How to Build a Paid Membership Community with a WordPress Membership plugin (www.wpmayor.com) The digital space being flooded with a content of various shapes and users finding difficult to choose what is the most valuable for them. And if we specifically talk about building a private online community we realize that we will actually help people in making the right friends or accessing the right content for their needs, in this wide digital world.
At the first glance, you may wonder why a membership-only model is a right thing for your WordPress site, and below, we will give you a few reasons on why this can bring value to your community.
Course: Working with the Command Line and WP-CLI (wpshout.com) For some kinds of tasks, the command line is still both significantly faster to use and more powerful than any GUI tool that exists. This is especially true for a WordPress developer, thanks to one of the coolest pieces of programming ever to hit the WordPress community: the WP-CLI project, which hugely simplifies all kinds of WordPress tasks—everything from “delete the 100 oldest comments” to “update all plugins” to “export the entire database.”
This course is a gentle and thorough introduction to the magical world of the terminal, and to the hypermagical world of WP-CLI. Let’s dive in!