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 4.7 is just around the corner! Here’s what happened about 4.7 this month:
- WordPress 4.7 Beta 2, Beta 3, Beta 4 and even the Release Candidate versions are out!
- Here’s a rundown of the features list (with screenshots!) of WordPress 4.7, by WP Beginner.
- Nice new stuff included in 4.7, like a CSS editor, Multisite improvements, removal of alt text fallbacks (for accessibility), visible edit buttons in the Customizer, and PDF previews.
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 WordPress.org), 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!
WordPress.org is public-beta-testing their new plugin directory design. Don’t forget to check it out.
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 Blank Page: Find and Fix the Source of White Screen of Death
- How to Embed Facebook Videos in WordPress and Make Them Autoplay
- How to Install WordPress Locally the Easy Way
- So Your WordPress Site Just Got Hacked, Now What?
- How to Install Free SSL from Let’s Encrypt in WordPress
- How to Add Google Slides Presentations to Your WordPress Website
- Guide To WooCommerce: Product Categories, Tags & Attributes
- 9 Ways to Protect Your WordPress Blog’s Images from Theft
- Introduction to Google AMP for WordPress
- The WordPress Loop Explained
- How to Defeat WordPress Spam Users
- Tell If a Site Is Powered by WordPress
- How to Customize the WordPress Admin to Your Needs
- 27 Solutions to 14 Forgotten WordPress Page Speed Problems
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