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WordCamp for Publishers, held last month at The Denver Post building, was the first niche WordCamp to be focused around a specific industry. The event was designed for people who use WordPress to manage publications and also to encourage collaboration among project maintainers who build open source tools for publishers.

In addition to hands-on technical workshops, the schedule included a variety of publishing-related topics, such as monetization, content distribution, newsletter [...]

Thu, Sep 21, 2017
Source: WP Tavern Category: GENERAL

As WordPress has matured, more people are using it as an application platform. As we move towards Matt Mullenweg's vision of WordPress as the open source OS of the web I think it's important to question some of our conceptions of the way we tend to use WordPress.

Traditionally a WordPress site is executed as a single monolithic unit. This is counter to a growing trend in web development towards microservices — many small single-purpose applications [...]

Thu, Sep 21, 2017
Source: Torque – WP news, community experts, info and how-tos Category: WORDPRESS
Force WordPress plugin updates

Recently, one of our readers asked us how to force WordPress to check for plugin updates? WordPress automatically shows plugin updates when they are available. However if you immediately need to update a plugin, then there are other ways to force updates in WordPress. In this article, we will show you how to easily force WordPress to check for plugin updates.

Method 1. Using The Built-in WordPress Updates

If you just want WordPress to check if [...]

Thu, Sep 21, 2017
Source: WP Beginner Category: GENERAL

Brad Touesnard and Pippin Williamson are retiring from podcasting. Their bi-weekly show Apply Filters, a favorite podcast among WordPress developers, will go off the air after publishing its 83rd episode. The hosts have not yet revealed why they are retiring but plan to share more details in the final episode.

We'll answer that next week during the episode! 🙂

— Apply Filters (@applyfilters) September [...]

Thu, Sep 21, 2017
Source: WP Tavern Category: GENERAL

The Core Media Widgets feature plugin introduced a gallery widget in the 0.2.0 release this week. WordPress 4.8 added the new audio, image, and video widgets from this feature plugin. The gallery widget is targeted for merge into the upcoming WordPress 4.9 release.

In testing the new feature I found it to be a simple, straightforward implementation of a gallery widget that could easily replace many plugins that are currently filling this need [...]

Thu, Sep 21, 2017
Source: WP Tavern Category: GENERAL

While I was supposed to be on vacation last week, I instead had surgery for a broken ankle. Tune in to hear the hilarious explanation on how I broke it. The lesson I learned is to not chase animals out of the yard.

John James Jacoby and I discuss the news of the week, including a major decision where Gutenberg will not be written in React due to a patent clause in its license. Other [...]

Wed, Sep 20, 2017
Source: WP Tavern Category: GENERAL

Facebook is a great way to reach your audience. You can share product releases and blog posts, and talk to them directly via comments. But what if you could let them know when and where you'll be right on your homepage?

With Facebook Events, you have all the influence and reach that the social network offers right on your WordPress site. Now, in addition to working with Facebook Events on today's largest social network, you can [...]

Wed, Sep 20, 2017
Source: Torque – WP news, community experts, info and how-tos Category: WORDPRESS

Last week, Matt Mullenweg announced that WordPress was breaking up with ReactJS due to Facebook's patent clause, which means that the upcoming Gutenberg editor will be completely re-written in some other language. Probably Preact or VueJS.

Doc Pop

Doctor Popular is an artist and musician living in San Francisco. As a full disclaimer, he is neither a doctor nor popular.

The [...]

Wed, Sep 20, 2017
Source: Torque – WP news, community experts, info and how-tos Category: WORDPRESS

The seasons are changing here in British Columbia, Canada. Yesterday, in the span of 90 minutes, I drove through what felt like 17 distinct climates. It's the time of year when people advise each other to dress in layers, regardless of which hemisphere they live in. I can't argue with the recommendation on the practical level, but what I like about it is its deeper subtext: “Keep your options open! You never know what surprises [...]

Wed, Sep 20, 2017
Source: WordPress Daily Post Category: GENERAL
WordPress

Website builders are a perfect solution for individuals and small businesses to start a website without hiring a developer. The problem is finding the best website builder can be tricky for beginners. With so many website builders out there, how do you know which is the right solution for you? In this article, we'll help you choose the best website builder by going over the pros and cons of the most popular options.

We will be [...]

Wed, Sep 20, 2017
Source: WP Beginner Category: GENERAL