The last few couple of weeks proved quite fantastic for us at WPCouple and brought some great news. Be it Matt Mullenweg tweeting about WPCouple or hosting the largest ever giveaway in the history of WordPress ;WPCouple has managed to find a suitable fit in the WordPress community in very less time. We’ve promised to discuss everything that couples well with WordPress and today we have some inside scoop from our very own Chris Lema.
So far, 2016 has been a hip-hop year for WordPress because our community has several reasons to rejuvenate and rejoice. A few days ago, WooCommerce completed its first year after being acquired by Automattic, WordPress turned thirteen so, it is a teenager now, and once again we’re here to celebrate another great cause. But this time, it’s a double treat. The big news is:
With the right mix of minor to major functionalities, WordPress developers are building products for clients as well as for themselves. The most native procedure is, you develop a theme or a plugin locally and then host it somewhere. GitHub is that somewhere which has become a popular choice for most professional developers over the years. The fact about Git being preferred despite the WordPress core still using SVN for version control tells all the pros that are associated with it.
One of the major components of a member-based website is that you reward badges and ranks to your users. This improves the interactivity of your profile. Through Ultimate Member, you can only setup a member-based site, but its functionality doesn’t allow you to reward your users. To cater this issue, the team at UM (Ultimate Member) offers an extension, whose purpose is to integrate the features of the myCred plugin with the Ultimate Member. The myCred plugin is a point management system which award points to the members of your site. But now you can enjoy its functionality within your member-based site as well. Therefore, this extension of UM is named after the myCred plugin.
The much-anticipated acronym a11y for accessibility has been in debate for quite some time in the WordPress space. It’s been more than a decade since this CMS has focused on democratizing content, and today more people have built their sites on open source scripts than ever before in the history of the web. With a 26.4% share of the global web comes great responsibility. And from here the concept of accessibility stepped in.
Probably, it would have been the same summers of May last year when Matt Mullenweg and his team at Automattic were preparing to shake the pillars of the WordPress community. The news of WooThemes being acquired by Automattic spread like a fire, and it came as a shock for some but a surprise for many.
WordPress now has a separate support forum for your accessibility-related questions.
The intricacies of the world are becoming bigger by the concurrence of social, mobile, cloud, complex data, communities, and other strong sci-fi forces. The amalgamation of these technologies provides a great chance of connecting all the relevant dots together in a new way which has transformed the art of how we live and work.
Gone are the days when you find yourself sitting down in front of the computer staring for ages at a blank screen, waiting for a WordPress website to load fully and appear in front of you. If you’re still struggling with this issue, then a great solution is to open your browser and type the keywords “How to speed up your WordPress website?” I’m sure you’ll find plenty of such solutions.