Another month has passed and here we are, at the new “This Month of WordPress” issue. It was a good month with lots of new steps towards WordPress 4.6 and some more exciting news, and a set of great tutorials.
Let’s begin, shall we?
Last month (June ’16), WordCamp Europe 2016 were held, and it was a hit. Torque has the highlights, and WP Tavern says videos were uploaded to WordPress.tv. (Check them out!)
The last news story is about Android users: WordPress for Android 5.6 is out with a new screen to invite users, and expands the “Reader” screen with related posts.
We’ve read just a few opinion posts from the community this July:
- “5 Challenges Plaguing The WordPress Security Ecosystem” by Tony Perez,
- “WordPress Plugin Directory Cracks Down on Incentivized Reviews” by Sarah Gooding,
- “New WordPress Plugin Repository & The Community Feedback” by Ahmad Awais,
- And “WordPress crusade against technical responsibility” by Andrey Savchenko.
PS: I’m not sure if this can be considered an “opinion piece”, but Tom Ewer also has a listicle called “5 Core WordPress Features That You Should Use More Often“.
WordPress Plugins, Themes & Tools
We’ve got more of those listicles here, as plugin round ups:
- Sufyan bin Uzayr lists 10 free WordPress plugins for developers.
- Jenni McKinnon lists 25 awesome WordPress plugins to combat spam.
- Vishnu Supreet lists 12 cool Chrome apps and extensions for WordPress.
- And Christopher Jan Benitez lists 5 WordPress plugins to speed up WordPress.
And in other “tools”, we have:
- WP Safe Updates plugin to test plugin updates in a “sandbox”.
- WP-CLI GUI to work on WP-CLI with a graphical user interface.
- And the Disable Blogging plugin to disable everything related to blogging in WordPress.
Let’s start with an interesting one: WPMU DEV has a guide for introverts to survive WordCamps. Neat!
Maintaining your WordPress website isn’t that hard, but it requires discipline. WP Lift has a “101” lesson about it.
Locked out of wp-admin? WP Kube explains how to get your admin panel back.
Changing your whole URL structure may hurt your website’s SEO… or not. Here’s a tutorial on changing your permalinks without killing your SERP ranks.
WordPress developers have to know about WP_Query. If you’re new to WordPress development, you should check out this guide to learn about WP_Query.
Speaking of things to learn about in WordPress development, WP Shout has a tutorial about the “template hierarchy” in WordPress.
WPMU DEV shared a huge guide about securing your WordPress website. It even has a downloadable PDF checklist.
Which one is your favorite in this month’s issue? Do you think I missed to mention something important? The “Comments” section below is at your disposal.
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