wpMail.me wpMail.me issue#328 - The weekly WordPress newsletter. No spam, no nonsense. - October 11, 2017
News & Articles
WordCamp Incubator Program Gears Up for Round 2 (wptavern.com) This week Andrea Middleton announced that the Community Team will be pursuing round two of the WordCamp Incubator program. Given the rapid growth of the global WordPress community, Middleton said the greatest challenge to getting the program running again is finding people who can oversee the new WordCamps. The full-time sponsored volunteer staff from the previous year is already fully committed for 2018.
WordPress 4.9 Beta 1 (wordpress.org) WordPress 4.9 Beta 1 is now available!
This software is still in development, so we don’t recommend you run it on a production site. Consider setting up a test site just to play with the new version. To test WordPress 4.9, try the WordPress Beta Tester plugin (you’ll want “bleeding edge nightlies”).
OceanWP: A Free WordPress Theme Packed with Premium Features (wplift.com) OceanWP is a free, multipurpose WordPress theme created by a single developer looking to cater to those who want an affordable theme with premium-like features.
Frustrated with the fact that many free themes do not function like website owners want, and unimpressed with the idea that in order to have that functionality you must pay for a premium theme, OceanWP was created.
October CMS | Self-Hosted WordPress Alternatives Part 3 (deliciousbrains.com) If you haven’t heard of it, October is a PHP-based content management system that strives to be simple where other CMS’s are complex. Minimizing clutter and making it easy to be productive is the name of the game here, and it’s one of the things that caught our eye. Also, it’s based on Laravel, so it’s sure to be appreciated by developers familiar with the framework.