WordPress News Digest for Thursday, October 8, 2015

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Fields API chat summary – October 5th, 2015

By / — Present: @sc0ttkclark, @nicholas_io, @tomharrigan, @ericlewis, @potatomaster Logs: https://wordpress.slack.com/archives/core-fields/s1444021200000000 I just got 100 hours from 10up to work on Fields API! I will be working on getting the WP 4.3 Customizer changes put into the Fields API, my first pass doesn’t have… More →

How to Favorite Themes on the WordPress Theme Directory

By / — When the WordPress theme directory was redesigned earlier this year, a common request from readers was the ability to favorite themes as you can with plugins. This feature was also suggested by Mario Pesehv two years ago. On July 22nd,… More →

How to Force Users to Change Passwords in WordPress – Expire Password

By / — Most government, large corporations, and even educational institutions want their users to change passwords after a certain time period. This provides an additional security layer to protect their network and servers. They also want users on their WordPress sites to… More →

How to Manage Multiple WordPress Sites From One Dashboard With MainWP

By / — Are you a website developer who manages multiple clients' WordPress sites at once? Or do you have your own number of WordPress sites to keep track of and struggle to do so? If so, then you're looking for a simple solution that… More →

How to communicate holiday deadlines in your store

By / — The holidays are often an incredible time for store owners. Sales are up, and with them your profits. But they are the holidays, after all. You’ve got to rest sometime. Which means finding a way to kindly tell your customers “you’ve… More →

Howdy Polyglots I am the plugin author for…

By / — Howdy Polyglots! I am the plugin author for Easy Updates Manager (https://wordpress.org/plugins/stops-core-theme-and-plugin-updates/). We have a number of great translation editors that we’d like to be able to approve translation for our plugin. Please add the following WordPress.org users as translation… More →

Lists of Lists

By / — The app that changed my life is Simplenote, linked to Notational Velocity. I have Simplenote on my phone and Notational Velocity on my computer, and I’m obsessed with to-do lists and lists about my to-do lists. It allows me to… More →

One Trick Ponies & Persistence

By / — I'm a one trick pony and my trick is my persistence.<…> That sentence might sound way simpler and more humble than I intend for it to sound, but the core of the message is spot-on: If I could singly out… More →

Quick Tip: An Alternative To file_get_contents

By / — One of the more common PHP functions developers use in order to make remote requests is `file_get_contents`. The function makes it easy to send requests to another URL and then handle the response. It's especially handy if you need to… More →

Shortcode Roadmap Draft Three

By / — This is the third draft of the Shortcode API Roadmap. It describes in broad terms the changes that might take place across versions 4.4 through 4.6. This roadmap gives notice to plugin developers that significant changes in plugin design may be… More →

The First Half of the REST API Is Officially Added to WordPress Core

By / — A few hours ago, Ryan McCue, one of the lead developers of the WordPress REST API project who recently received guest commit access for WordPress 4.4, committed a patch that adds the REST API infrastructure to WordPress core. In his… More →

Theme Duet with Afterlight and Libretto

By / — We’re pleased to launch two new themes on WordPress.org. Afterlight is Takashi Irie‘s variation of his earlier Cyanotype. Opt for … Continue reading → More →

Things I Was Unprepared for When I First Started Out with WordPress

By / — If you had a TARDOS and could travel back in time, what would you tell yourself when you first started out with WordPress? Here are a few things developer Rachel McCollins wished she knew back in 2010. More →


By / — Site staging was a hot topic during WordCamp Los Angeles. As someone newer to WordPress development, I’ve been “cowboy coding” without realizing it. Speaker Matt Cromwell recommended the WPStageCoach plugin, which for as little $4 a month gives you a staging… More →

WPWeekly Episode 209 – Where Is the Word Press?

By / — In this episode of WordPress Weekly, Marcus Couch and I are joined by Drew Jaynes, WordPress core contributor. We discuss a wide range of topics, from Jaynes’ opinions on Scott Taylor’s work on WordPress 4.4 thus far to his trip… More →

WooCommerce Plugin to Add Order Delivery Dates & Times to Your Online Store

By / — Today we are looking at a plugin for WooCommerce which will let customers specify a delivery date and time for their purchase at the checkout page of your online store. Named “Order Delivery Date Pro for WooCommerce” it allows customers… More →