WordPress is the leading content management system. It has the flexibility for creating beautiful blogs to large websites. The platform is capable to run large e-commerce stores. With the vast range of plugins and themes that increases each day, WordPress grow and fly with open wings.
WordPress community is vast. It is a family that is growing every day with newbies. Themes and plugins developers are joining hands to register their products on the WordPress.org repository. There are several WordPress blogs like WPTavern, WPBeginner, WPLift, WPKube, etc who writes reviews for these new additions with detailed results of the tests. These blogs also write tutorials to help out the folks in the community.
When the industry is that big as WordPress, it’s not possible for everyone to keep an eye to all the insights. Therefore, we felt to start an exclusive roundup for our readers that will be published on Wednesday every week. This roundup will cover the stories of WP Daily Themes that we posted over the week and we will also pick useful WordPress posts from random blogs.
Let’s get started the roundup with the happenings of past week in WordPress industry.
WordPress 4.2 Beta 1 is available now
Drew Jaynes, lead of WordPress 4.2 announced the first beta release. It’s now available for testing. You can report any issues found to the WordPress.org team. This release covers the ease in sharing content through the new sleek and mobile friendly design for Press This. Theme functionality is added to the Customizer. Theme browsing and changing themes is now much easier than before. Emoji brings life to the content and they are added to all the content editing slots of WordPress.
The WP Summit by Jan Koch
Jan Koch from Germany hosting The WP Summit with the incredible speakers. The summit started on March 16, 2015. Event is based on the video interviews. Jan and his summit are featured on different WordPress and other blogs like WPMayor, TemplateMonster, Cloudways, SEMRush, TorqueMag, etc. Speakers include Dan Norris, Jason Cohen, Pere Hospital, Tony Perez, Oli Gardner, Rand Fishkin and more. Get your free access pass for the The WP Summit.
WordCamp St. Louis, MO, 2015
The flagship event of WordPress took place on March 14-15, 2015 at the campus of Washington University in St. Louis, MO. Fully crowded classes showed the enthusiasm in the WordPress community of St. Louis. Jeff Chandler of WPTavern attended and have written the recap for WordCamp St. Louis, MO.
Sucuri – Understand WordPress Plugin Vulnerabilities
Daniel Cid, Founder and CTO of Sucuri, the leading security agency explains the critical issues when recently several WordPress plugins facing vulnerabilities. He claims that the Sucuri team found vulnerabilities in big plugins like WooCommerce, WordPress SEO, Pods Plugin, Gravity Forms etc. Daniel shared the scores using the DREAD system.
Easy Digital Downloads 2.3 Brings New Features
WordPress have several famous e-commerce plugins. EDD stands in the line of top plugins at WordPress.org repository with 40,000+ active users. Recently launched version of the plugin to improves the performance and several valuable features are added.. Jeff Chandler of WPTavern explains the new customer management interface and other features introduced by Easy Digital Downloads.
Infographic – WordCamps Events From March To June
WordCamps adds great value to the community. A WordCamp is a place to learn WordPress differently. A place to build your network and make new friends. WordCamps takes place every weekend at some part of the world. Cloudways build an eye-catching infographic covering WordCamp Mumbai, India to WordCamp Seville, Europe.
- How to Add Sticky Posts in WordPress for Categories
- Complete Guide to Accepting Credit Cards with WooCommerce using Stripe
- How to Create a Video Slider in WordPress
- How to Improve the Speed of Your WordPress Site – the Ultimate Guide
- Some Basic WordPress Security Steps
- How To Set Up Grouped Products in WooCommerce
- How to Stay in the Loop if You Turn Off WordPress’ Automatic Updates
- How To: Update Old Posts Correctly to Help Your Visitors & Boost Your SEO
- The Best Dummy Content Generators for Your WordPress Website
- 20 Free Responsive WordPress Themes for Better User Engagement
- How to Boost Email Optins with the Plugmatter Plugin
- Ultimate Member: A New Free Community and User Profile Plugin for WordPress
- Cloudways Cloud Hosting Makes Your WordPress Website Lightning Fast
- ThemeIsle Review and Giveaway: Are You Pirate Enough?
- EP127 – Using Genesis Framework on your WordPress site – Mar 16 2015
- Clinton Warren – An Accidental Career In WordPress
We have started this roundup for our readers so that they can read all the news at one place. We are curious to hear your suggestions and feedback on this initiative. It will help us in making this roundup better every week. You can drop your ideas in the comments below.