WordPress 4.4 is round the corner and WordPress REST API is all set to take over. And WordPress already at 25% mark is making a lot of buzz and a lot of business too!
There is so much happening in webdesign and WordPress space… and here at Creatika Commerce we are happy to bring our very first edition of Weekly Roundup. Let’s have a sneak peek at what’s happening in the WordPress space.
WordPress in the News
WordPress 4.4 — The next major release of WordPress
This week started with the mail in my inbox saying “WordPress 4.4 is imminent. Are your plugins ready?”. The stage is all set as WordPress 4.4 is scheduled for release on December 8. Check out what’s under the hood:
Justin Tadlock’s Theme Designer in making
Theme designer is a nifty plugin for WordPress theme authors. Justin Tadlock’s “Theme Designer” creates a system for managing your theme releases on your own Web site.
Another plugin in WP repository by Justin Tadlock
In WordPress 4.4, the textarea in the comment form will be moved to the top with the name, email, and URL fields below it. For those resisting this change, you will find Justin Tadlock’s Reverse Comment Textarea WordPress Plugin handy.
Easy Digital Downloads add a development blog
Easy Digital Downloads now gets an official development blog. This blog is started to make it easy for EDD development community to keep in touch with the changes and updates making way to the core plugin and important extensions.
Foundation for Sites 6 is here!
- Foundation 6 is here
- The Yeti’s Back! Foundation for Sites 6 is Leaner, Faster, and Better
- What I like the most about the new Foundation 6
What’s Hot in WordPress community
WordPress developers are pretty excited about WordPress REST API, but this does not add any significant value for the non-developers until they understand what it is all about.
To keep the excitement up for WordPress users, WP Engine and Torque have teamed up to create a free white paper on the WordPress REST API geared toward non-developers. Download your copy here: An Untechnical Guide To The WP REST API — A Free White Paper For Non-Developers.
Meanwhile Matt Mullenweg is all geared up to see how WordPress developers are using WP API. Check out these comments to see some cool uses of WP API.
WordPress Business Tips
- If you are planning to dive into WordPress for business, check out this guide for a realistic overview : Read This Before Starting Your WordPress Business Empire
- If you are already running WordPress based business, you will find these tips handy: 10 Skills That Are Essential to Running a Successful WordPress Business
- If you are thinking of generating recurring revenue from your WordPress design and development services, here are a few options: 5 Ways to Add Recurring Revenue to Your WordPress Business
Inspiration: WordPress Themes
Planning to quickly start selling digital products? Check out an awesome collection of the best WordPress themes for selling digital products here.
Tutorial: Try something new on your WordPress website
Add beautiful vertical animated and responsive timeline of posts to any WordPress theme (without writing a single line of code) with WP Beginner’s quick tutorial on How to Add Beautiful Event Timeline in WordPress.
Pick of the week
For the wrap up, here is an interesting article by Nic Haralambous, founder of NicHarry.Com: Ecommerce Lies That I Wish Were True
That’s all for this week. Keep watching this space for more interesting stuff. Don’t forget to post your comments below.