wpMail.me wpMail.me issue#322 - The weekly WordPress newsletter. No spam, no nonsense. - August 31, 2017
News & Articles
REST API Roadmap (make.wordpress.org) If you’ve been following WordPress development this year, you may be wondering “what’s been happening with the REST API focus?” We’ve been a little under-the-radar for most of the year so far, so we thought publishing an update and roadmap might be a good idea.
For new contributors looking to get involved with the REST API focus or WordPress generally, there’s never been a better time, and we’d love to have your help on our projects. Read on to see what we’ve been doing, where we’re going, and how you can get involved.
WordPress.org to Add New Page Educating Users on Benefits of Upgrading PHP (wptavern.com) WordPress’ Core PHP team has created a new GitHub organization for initiatives focused on improving the use of PHP in the project. The first one they are tackling is a new page on WordPress.org dedicated to educating users about the benefits of upgrading PHP. Contributors are collecting third-party articles and tutorials on PHP upgrades to find inspiration for the project, which is temporarily codenamed “servehappy.”
Making Pro Plugins Course Giveaway (freemius.com) We’re pumped to announce our latest cooperation with the maker & author of the ’Making Pro Plugins’ course – Mr. Brian Hogg!
We’re giving away 2-lifetime access licenses to the ’Making Pro Plugins’ course!
This 4-hour course, created especially for WordPress Plugin Developers, teaches you how to launch and run a WordPress plugin business.
11 Best WordPress PDF Viewer Plugins (kinsta.com) Why doesn’t WordPress have a PDF viewer where visitors can view a full PDF and download it if they want? WordPress has plenty of features, but a PDF viewer isn’t one of them. Luckily, the wonderful world of WordPress PDF viewer plugins come to the rescue.
How to Use WordPress to Make a Website (newtlabs.co.uk) WordPress started as a blogging platform, but nowadays it is suitable for any kind of project. It’s the leading CMS (Content Management System), and its supremacy isn’t severely endangered by other CMS’. It’s free, search engine friendly, customisable, reliable, and pretty secure. By knowing the ins and outs of WordPress, you can create any kind of website.
Without any further ado, let’s start our journey!
HTTPS for Wordpress: Auto-Enable SSL for Free (churchthemes.com) HTTPS for WordPress is critical today. Your WordPress site should always load via https:// instead of http:// because the HTTP protocol is inherently insecure. Installing an SSL certificate to enable HTTPS for WordPress can be costly and overly technical, but it doesn’t have to be. We’ll tell you how to use a free and automatic method so that you can easily begin serving WordPress securely.