Weekly WordPress Roundup #20

WordPress 4.3 “Billie” has already hit a huge number of downloads since this version was released two weeks ago. I’m impressed with the WP users this time. Maybe Billie Holiday is a favorite Jazz singer of numerous WordPressers.

Usually, we noticed that new updates sometimes not are taken seriously. WordPress core team informs and urges users to update the websites again and again.

The ignorance sometimes causes relative security concerns and can turn into major vulnerabilities.

We are grateful to the WordPress core for specifically focusing on the security issues. We are safe and sound. No vulnerabilities in two weeks after the release of WordPress 4.3.

The week was organically refreshing with no news from the core team.

Let’s look into our Weekly WordPress Roundup #20.

WordPress Twenty Sixteen

We discussed in detailed about the development of Twenty Sixteen theme in our Weekly WordPress Roundup #19. The theme will be released in the WordPress 4.4 version expected in December 2015. It will be the official theme from WordPress core for this year. WPTavern reported that Twenty Sixteen theme is available to download on Github and WordPress directory.

WordPress is a community project. It is a positive move to let the developers download the theme and help the core in resolving bugs. Twenty Sixteen was pulled 27 times and 23 bugs were reported. The theme will be simple. According to influencers, Twenty Sixteen will be resembling the Twenty Fourteen theme.

WordPress Community Summit

Weekly WordPress Roundup #20
WordPress Community Summit Impact Hub Philadelphia

WordCamp US is scheduled in Philadelphia on the first weekend of December. It will be a big event in the history of WordPress. Though Philadelphia is calling you few days before the conference to attend the WordPress Community Summit. This summit will be a place to make friends and know about the stats from WordPress Community. The event will be for invites only as reported by WPTavern.

The WordPress Community Summit is a smaller, invite-only event for active members and contributors on the many teams that work to improve WordPress: Core, Design, Mobile, Accessibility, Support, Polygots, Documentation, Themes, Plugins, Community, Meta, Training, Flow and TV .

Matt Mullenweg sent out the annual survey to all WordPress users covering distinctive aspects about WP. The results of this survey will be shared in the presentation of Matt at WordCamp US. Fill it out and share with others to see the adequate data on the board.

Action Bar at WordPress.com

New developments were seen at WordPress.com. An action bar is added to the right bottom corner of the screen. It will be showing the Customize button if you are login as the website admin. In case you are not following the website, the bar will become the Follow button. There are mixed reviews from the WordPress.com users about this new addition.

Weekly WordPress Roundup #20

WPTavern shared the news about the action bar of WordPress where the users wrote their experiences in the comments. Jeff also shared his detailed perspective in the post.

WordPress Interview Series

Cloudways continued to bring stories from WordPress community. The stories influencing a lot of WordPress users. People relate themselves with these stories and can follow the directions of the successful ones.

This time, it is Akshat Choudhary from BlogVault who tell his story. The entrepreneur, the plugin developer, the doer, and the successful human. Akshat made his own route to achieve his goals. Creating a backup plugin for WordPress users helped him to make his normal life extraordinary. In the interview with Cloudways, Akshat Choudhary talks about why keeping a backup of website is important.

Useful Tutorials:

  • How to Create Beautiful Responsive Sliders with WordPress and the SlideDeck Plugin
  • Getting Started With PHP: Basic Scripts
  • Seattle Workshop – Building Your Membership Site with WooCommerce

Product Reviews:

  • Optimizer Pro Review – An Advanced WordPress Theme With Live Theme Options
  • ThemeFurnace Review: A Premium WordPress Theme Bundle
  • Most Popular Affiliate Programs for WordPress Related Sites

WordPress Resources:

  • Top 10 New Free WordPress Themes August 2015 Edition
  • WordPress Photo Plugins for All of Your Photo Needs
  • UNLOQ – Passwordless Authentication Made Easy in WordPress
  • 10 Best WordPress Syntax Highlighter Plugins

WordPress Giveaways:

  • Giveaway: Got A Magazine Blog? “MyBlog” Theme Is Perfect For You – 3 licences
  • InkThemes Giveaway Contest – Great Chance To Win 3 Premium WordPress Themes Of InkThemes


  • EP151 – Digging deep with GoDaddy – WPWaterCooler

Ending Notes:

It was a calm week. No security threats. Neither any minor or major release. Our Weekly WordPress Roundup #20 covered the crunchy news (It may be more splendid than a full-size zinger). 😉

Don’t miss out the scrumptious WordPress fruits (giveaways).