This Month in WordPress: November 2016

This Month in WordPress: November 2016

Here we are, with another month full of WordPress news, opinions, tools and guides! This month was packed with WordPress posts, with over 100 links to choose from. Luckily, I’m a good curator (#ShamelessSelfPlug) and created a neat list for you.

Without any further introduction (and any more #ShamelessSelfPlug), let’s get to the goods!

WordPress News

WordPress 4.7 is just around the corner! Here’s what happened about 4.7 this month:

In other news, WordCamp US will be held in Nashville, Tennessee in 2017 and 2018. Lucky city.

And in this year’s WordCamp (which will be held in Philadelphia), you can watch it online for free!

For plugin developers, the WordPress Plugin Team published revamped, detailed plugin development guidelines.

For theme developers (in, it’s now allowed to have a “starter content” in free themes.

On November 12, the 2nd Global WordPress Translation Day happened. 780 translators worked tirelessly to improve 133 locales. Good job, everyone! is public-beta-testing their new plugin directory design. Don’t forget to check it out.

Opinion Pieces

Before other people’s opinions, let’s get yours: Submit your opinions in the WordPress 2016 Survey.

Emily Schiola from Torque shares her experience in WordCamp Denver.

If you’re a publisher, you might have heard about Google’s AMP (Accelerated Mobile Pages). Coin Newcomer from WPLift explains some publishers earn 50% less money with AMP.

Matt Medeiros answers this question: “Does Jetpack slow down a WordPress website?” Short answer: Yup.

Developer TomMcFarlin and writer Michelle Nickolaisen shares their opinions about the future of WordPress in 2017.

WordPress Themes, Plugins & Tools

Even though it slows down your website (just a little bit), you gotta love Jetpack. Here’s 10 modules that you might have missed.

This month, we listed 9 Black Friday themes. Black Friday is over now, but the themes are still awesome!

Incremental backups are a good way to have backups with smaller storage space. WP Time Capsule handles that for you, for free.

Another list we made was about sports themes for WordPress. Got some nice designs there.

You know what would be awesome? Searching for free stock photos within the WordPress post editor. Oh wait, they already did that.

Just yesterday, WPLift shared their list of free WordPress themes for November.

WordPress Tutorials


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