Weekly WordPress Roundup #45

Weekly WordPress Roundup

Hey, folks! Happy Friday!

The working week is over and a much needed weekend (for many people) is coming and I wish you all an enjoyable and nice weekend.

Friday for us at WP Daily Themes means it’s time to summarize and wrap up this week’s news from the WordPress community and sphere.

As always new and interesting things happens as we WP geeks like, can learn and benefit from. I don’t know about you guys, but if I find an interesting news or tutorial I would like to read it or test it to see if it can be useful for me or any of my websites.

For me personally, it’s often the time factor that slows things down. I would love to have more time to try interesting new WordPress stuff, themes, plugins and more. How about you guys?

While we are eagerly waiting for WordPress 4.5 to be released (next week) and is scheduled for Tuesday, April 12, we take a closer look at what happened during the week. A lot of interesting articles have been published and some of them can be found below in our weekly summary.

But as I mention, the week draws to a close and let’s have a look at WP Daily Themes Weekly WordPress Roundup #45 and what happened in the WordPress sphere the past week.

WordPress 4.5: What’s New & Exciting For Users and Developers?

As you know, the major release WordPress 4.5 is scheduled for Tuesday, April 12 next week, if everything goes according to the schedule. You have probably read about the new features in WordPress before, but to refresh your memory, I want to highlight an article from WordPressIntegration where we can take a look at what is to come in WordPress 4.5.

Regardless of whether you are an experienced developer or a normal user, WordPress 4.5 brings something for everyone to get excited about. WordPress 4.5 brings a plethora of changes and improvements to improve users’ workflow. Let’s take a closer look at what features and improvements version 4.5 is bringing to WordPress lovers, specifically for end users and developers.

Contributor Weekend: Global WordPress Translation Day

Are you interested in helping with translating WordPress into your own language? Global WordPress Translation Day is a one-day contributor initiative organised by the WordPress project’s Polyglots team that is dedicated to helping new contributors who would like to translate WordPress in one of the 160 languages WordPress is available in.

Global WordPress Translation Day will be on Sunday, April 24th, starting at 0:00 UTC and will go on for 24 hours covering all time zones. This is an excellent opportunity to give something back to WordPress. Are you good at translating, why not participate?

Trackbacks vs Pingbacks vs Webmentions for WordPress

Trackbacks? Pingbacks? You’ve probably heard the words before, right? and if you want to learn more about with these particular features but even about WebMentions: the new kid in town, Jon Penland has written an excellent article and tutorial on wpmudev blog: Trackbacks vs Pingbacks vs Webmentions for WordPress.

Wouldn’t it be great it there was a standardized way to notify other websites when you link to them? It’d be even better to get an automatic notification when someone else linked to your site. Linkbacks do just that, and there are three different types of linkbacks you can use with your WordPress website. The newest addition to the linkback scrum is Webmentions.

Your Guide to Creating a WordPress Child Theme

Parents theme and child theme! It may sound a little strange and confusing, right? Lindsay Liedke explains everything about Child themes in a simple and understandable way in the article: Your Guide to Creating a WordPress Child Theme. What is and how does a child theme really works?

What is and how does a child theme really works? Lindsay explains the relationship between a parent and child theme with a descriptive sentence:

“A WordPress child theme is a theme that inherits all of its design and functionality from another theme dubbed its parent theme. This new theme then allows users to change any features of the parent theme without losing the ability to update the parent theme in the future.”

If you want to learn more about how you can create and use a child theme, this article is a recommended reading.

Get More Eyeballs On Your Content With Revive Old Post

Do you know you have may have a treasure chest on your blog without knowing it! If you’ve blogged for a while, you will have a great bank of content waiting to be discovered and read by new readers. Especially evergreen content – content that doesn’t go out of date.

What do you do with your old articles? Do you let them just expire and decay? There are solutions to make your old post popular again. Claire Brotherton has written an excellent post about how to bring new life into old posts with the free Revive Old Post WordPress plugin.

I look forward to testing this plugin, which looks to be a great solution to bring back life to old almost forgotten posts.

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Ending Notes:

That’s all folks! Yet another awesome week in the awesome WordPress community. I hope you can make use of some the tips in the article. Please continue to send in WordPress tips to us so we can add them to our next roundup. Drive safe and have an amazing weekend! See you soon.

Peter

Peter is the founder of WP Daily Themes. He is a big fan of WordPress and loves to write about WordPress, themes and plugins. You find him here at WP Daily Themes all the time! Cheers!

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