WordPress evolves… slowly but certainly. And we – the people in the community – evolve with it. Each month, we witness awesome new things going on with our favorite platform. And last month wasn’t any different!
Welcome to the February 2016 edition of This Month in WordPress w/ CodeinWP. Yet again, we bring you the latest goings-on from around the world of WordPress, along with our short commentary.
By the way, did you know that WordPress is apparently the most trusted tech company among small business owners? And we’re not just talking website building platforms… See more below:
February 2016 in WordPress
Building your own theme based on Underscores can sure be fun. But wouldn’t it be great to just generate some common site elements that you need, ditch the other ones, and begin your work with a massive head start?
This is what Components gives you. As the creators say:
As part of Components, you get theme structures for magazine sites, modern blogs, portfolio sites, business sites, classic blogs, and a basic blank site. Each of those structures is different. For instance, if you choose the magazine theme, it will provide you with the elements useful on a magazine site.
Global translation day for WortdPress? Why not!
Here are the details if you want to take part:
- April 24th, 2016.
- More than 130 responses from 30 countries willing to participate.
- 24 hours sprint of WordPress related talks.
Click the link for more info.
BuddyPress 2.5.0 “Medici” is here! The main change is the new BP Email API, which allows users to quickly customize the emails sent through BuddyPress right from the admin panel. You don’t need to know any code, by the way.
There are also other cool additions:
- post type comments tracking,
- Twenty Twelve companion stylesheet,
- autolink settings for profile fields.
As it turns out, WordPress is the most trusted company for small business owners. That’s what a survey conducted by Alignable says.
6000 small business owners took part in that survey. They had to point out the companies that they trust the most vs. the least.
In short, WordPress beat everyone! Did you see that coming?
The call for WordCamp Europe volunteers has come to an end. The organizers “picked up” 130 people that will help them make the event as amazing as possible.
We have 33 countries represented in the team of volunteers. Most of them coming from the United States, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, and Romania.
This year’s WordCamp will be held in Vienna at the end of June. There are almost twice as many volunteers compared to 2015!
So the first conference devoted entirely to WordPress REST API is behind us. In this post, Brian shares his initial review, and some pictures from the event.
Just to remind you, “A Day of REST” was held in London on January 28th and 29th. Missed it? See what was going on in Brian’s review. He also links to the presentation slides by each of the speakers.
Great Articles From Around The Web
Did you know that you can download and install various WordPress plugins right from GitHub? See how.
When you no longer need a certain product in your WooCommerce store, you can’t just remove it like that… Here’s what to do to save yourself from any trouble.
When you have a business, you might want to focus on your goals and not on your website maintenance. Let someone else take care of that for you.
WordPress is a piece of cake for people who work with it every day. But what about those who are just starting out? As it turns out, WordPress is not so beginner friendly after all.
So you’ve built a WordPress plugin and want to submit it to the official directory? Here’s how to do that.
Here is a list of the best sites where you can easily find a cool new job or gig that will allow you to work with your favorite platform.
Want to allow users to download files from your site? Here’s a quick way to add download buttons and links in your pages and posts.
Google Analytics offers a sea of information and stats, but only a few will be important when it comes to your WooCommerce site. Here’s what to pay attention to.
Struggling with WordPress installation? They say it’s easy … just not every time. Here’s a nice how-to.
From start to finish, here’s Daniel’s awesome guide on how to create a brand new WordPress site. Domains, setup, design, it’s all there.