News - October 31, 2016

This Month in WordPress: October 2016

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Yet another satisfying month for WordPress news! Just like the previous month, we’ve got plenty of new tools, tutorials, opinion articles and news. (Strangely, news stories are less than usual.)

Let’s get it started, shall we?

WordPress News

Hurricane hit WordPress conventions too! LoopConf was postponed to an undefined date and WordCamp Orlando was cancelled; then LoopConf has been rescheduled for February 2017 and WordCamp Orlando has been rescheduled for November 12-13. No wonder what theme they will be using in the conferences.

Speaking of WordCamps: WordCamp WarmUp was held and it seems it was a success! I wish I were there, along with award-winning babies and Vietnam veterans.

Global WordPress Translation Day is coming… again, on November 12th! It’s surely going to be exciting for WordPress users whose native language isn’t English.

And the most exciting news this month: WordPress 4.7 Beta 1 is out! Shiny new features include REST API content endpoints, Customizer session snapshots, custom “bulk actions”, custom page templates for all post types, and the user-specific language setting. Pretty cool, huh?

Opinion Pieces

Joe Fylan from WP Explorer gives out several tips on growing your WordPress website off-site.

Here’s a cool article on WPBeginner: Free vs. premium WordPress themes.

Emily Schiola on Torque shares her experience as a first-time WordCamp attendee (on WordCamp Phoenix).

Alex Vojacek on WP Explorer talks about secure connections in WordPress and the importance of it.

Speaking of WordPress security: “Stop telling WordPress isn’t secure, because it is!” says Jason Cosper on Torque. He has a point.

Last WordCamp-related article, I promise: Jeff Chandler shares his thoughts on organizing a WordCamp from abroad.

WordPress Themes, Plugins & Tools

Let’s start with some “legalese”: Because the European Union passed a law about informing website visitors that the website is using “cookies”, you should use one of these plugins to get “cookie consent” from your visitors (if your country is a member of the EU).

Managing multiple WordPress websites? Torque has a good list of “mutliple WordPress website management tools“. My favorite is ManageWP.

If you don’t have FTP access to a certain WordPress website, and you know what you’re doing, you can use the plugin File Manager to access files from the WordPress dashboard.

Looking for a WordPress education theme? Here’s one of our theme round ups which was published this month.

If you’re spending more time in the Media Library, be sure to check out this list about plugins to manage Media Library items.

WordPress Tutorials

These titles basically tell about themselves, so I’ll spare the introductions for each one:

Conclusion

How did you like the posts this month? Share your thoughts and ideas in the Comments box below. And if you enjoyed reading this roundup, don’t forget to share it with your friends!

Thanks for reading!

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