There’s something great about the WordPress world and the community building it … particularly, the fact that it never slows down, even when the weather outside starts getting a bit too cold for comfort.
Welcome to the October 2015 edition of This Month in WordPress w/ CodeinWP! This is a monthly roundup of news and stories from around the WordPress space.
October 2015 in WordPress
This is happening too fast! I was literally writing about the release of Beta 2 when I saw this message about Beta 3!
Anyway, until December 8, when the version will be officially released, you can play with the latest features and improvements.
TryWPBeta.com lets you do live tests without having to install the new WordPress version on your site. Use wcpdx and wcpdx15 for the admin and password, respectively.
After long debates and talks, it’s finally official! The first half of the REST API has already been added to the new 4.4 release. The second half is supposed to be part of the WordPress core starting with ver. 4.5.
(We talked about the first chapter of this whole REST API adventure a month ago.)
From now on, you should think twice before picking a name for your plugin. WordPress.org changed their guidelines and came up with new restrictions. Pay close attention if you want your plugin to be accepted to the official repository.
If your plugin’s name doesn’t correspond with the required conditions, it will be rejected. And by the way, to prove that you’re actually a member of the company whose name you want to use, you must submit it with an official email address – not a personal one.
The usual … if you’re using Akismet to fight spam comments, update it as soon as possible. There was a critical security vulnerability.
The vulnerability is related to the hyperlinks and the way Akismet handles them in the comments. If you have Akismet’s 3.1.4 or older, you could be at risk.
Yep, WooCommerce currently powers 30% of all e-commerce websites, and it just reached 10 million downloads this month. Even more impressive is that they did it in a very short time (they had 7 million downloads just a few months ago).
It looks like the WordPress e-commerce space is growing fast. That’s why the WooCommerce guys are planning to release some new extensions for the plugin and a couple of more Storefront child themes.
Great Articles From Around The Web
Can a second or even .5 of a second make such a big difference when it comes to your traffic? Yes.
It’s not the end of the world if your site gets hacked. I mean, it’s not a good thing either, but you can bring it back to life. See how!
It’s not enough to do SEO only for posts and articles. Keep in mind that good image optimization can be as important as the rest of the content.
So where do you buy your WordPress themes from? Find out what’s the best solution to save money and time, while receiving quality products.
I bet you met at least one of the issues listed here. Take a glance to see how you can solve them.
Adding ads to your site is not just a one-time action. There are a few other factors that have to be taken into consideration if you want to increase your revenue.
Limit login attempts to avoid hackers’ brute force attacks, simple! This is an important security issue and you should pay it well-deserved attention.
Seeing your clients leaving with your product and with your money too isn’t a good thing. How do you proceed then? Read here.
Quite an interesting collection of sites that aren’t obvious WordPress constructions. Great for inspiration!
That’s it for this edition. Is there anything we missed?