WordPress now powers over 27% of the web. To put that in context, Joomla powers 3.3% and Drupal 2.2%.
Version 4.7 brings some really useful new features. Preview and publish custom CSS via the Customizer, no need for a plugin. PDFs in the Media Library display a preview thumbnail. The underline and justify buttons will be removed from the Editor. Underlining text caused confusion as readers can interpret it as a link. The justify button had uneven browser implementation and could make text less readable. Developers will be happy that it finally allows Page templates to be made available to specific Custom Post Types.
At NTEN's conference in March 2017, there sadly won't be a pre-conference WordPress day. But there will be a WordPress salon instead. The space will be open throughout the day, and include short sessions (like 20-minute demos or walk-throughs etc), alongside opportunities for one-on-one consulting, help desks type q&a, and more. The sessions in the Salons will run concurrently along the regular NTC breakout sessions.
27 solutions to 14 forgotten WordPress page speed problems
The WPScan Vulnerability Database has cataloged over 5,000 WordPress core, plugin and theme vulnerabilities. Subscribe to free email alerts to be warned if plugins your websites use are affected.
Wix denies allegations it stole WordPress code and failed to contribute back to the open source community.
Are you going to WordCamp US in Philadelphia? You might meet a few of our community members there.
Andy Stitt presented at WordCamp Baltimore on how to use WordPress to build your non-profit website.
Community member Gordon Holtslander was the subject of our most recent profile. Read all about him.
What is the best way to set up a testing site if you are working with a site that is already live? Your suggestions welcomed.
Wapuu is the WordPress mascot. Meet Willie Wapuu, star of WordCamp Nashville.
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Just published my picks for nonprofits on WordCamp US that will be live streamed tomorrow.
WordCamp US LiveStream Tickets are available for free this year! Check out the schedule!
Also if you have customers/client, who are interested in What's new in WordPress 4.7 - I conduct a free webinar on December 13 at 2pm EST http://nptp.us/2ghMRlW