wpMail.me wpMail.me issue#332 - The weekly WordPress newsletter. No spam, no nonsense. - November 8, 2017
News & Articles
2017 WordPress Survey and WordCamp US (wordpress.org) It’s time for the annual WordPress user and developer survey! If you’re a WordPress user, developer, or business owner, then we want your feedback. Just like previous years, we’ll share the data at the upcoming WordCamp US (WCUS).
Journey to Lando: Mistakes, Pivots and Vindication (thinktandem.io) Lando is for developers who want to quickly specify and painlessly spin up the services and tools needed to develop their projects.
It's a free, open source, cross-platform, local development environment and DevOps tool built on Docker container technology and developed by Tandem. Designed to work with most major languages, frameworks and services, Lando provides an easy way for developers of all types to specify simple or complex requirements for their projects, and then quickly get to work on them.
The WordPress Product Market is Completely Different Now (poststatus.com) The WordPress economy is changing, and many businesses are feeling it.
The market is maturing, and customers are behaving differently. It’s happening slowly, but we think everyone realizes things are changing.
Often this change has been discussed in terms of hosts and agencies, but let’s talk about products.
How to Create Beautiful WordPress Charts and Graphs (kinsta.com) Whether you’re a researcher compiling data about a local election or a teacher sharing data about the local wildlife population with your class, there are no better substitutes than charts and graphs. These visual tools turn boring, seemingly worthless data into easily-digestible information.
What’s great is that you don’t have to worry about handling a complex graph-building software, since WordPress graphs and charts can be made with simple plugins.
Edit Plugin Strings in WordPress (translatepress.com) If you want to edit plugin strings or theme strings, you can make changes to that plugin or theme. But you will also loose those changes on the next update.
How do you change the “Register” text with “Create Account”?
It’s such a common request, that we even have an addon for Profile Builder that allows you to modify the gettext strings from the plugin to something else.
And we’re not alone in this. Eric Daams from Charitable reached out and asked us to use TranslatePress without a secondary language.