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A place for nonprofit WordPress developers and content managers of all skill levels.
The WordPress group is an engaged network of WordPress developers and content managers, for all skill levels, by WordPress users for WordPress users, to encourage the usage of and advocate for WordPress.

Our goal: to support nonprofit organizations using (or interested in using) WordPress. Additionally, this is a safe and friendly place for beginning WordPress developers and users to ask questions and connect to like-minded people.

Short link: http://community.nten.org/wordpress

Subject: SHINY UPDATES is our mid-monthly non-profit WordPress news update

1.  SHINY UPDATES is our mid-monthly non-profit WordPress news update

Posted Oct 15, 2016 08:09

Welcome to our second Shiny Updates. If you have any news to add, please leave a comment below.


Zerif Lite, one of the most popular free WordPress themes, has been suspended from the WordPress repository. Why? Because it hadn't been following the rules for separating functionality from design. Was that a fair decision? Depends who you talk to. If you're one of its 300,000 users you can still get updates and support.

WordPress 4.7

Might include a simple way for you to add custom CSS to your website without editing the theme or installing a plugin, a feature that many users and developers have been hoping for.

Named and famed

On his WordPress for Non-profits podcast, community member Andy Stitt interviewed Matt Cromwell, David Shen and Cindy Leonard.

Plugins galore

Elegant Themes have published a list of 22 Essential WordPress Plugins for Non-Profits each one solving technical problems that would otherwise prove difficult, if not impossible, for non-technical staff and volunteers to overcome.

You need a vacation

But what about your website? How will it manage without you?


So joining just one WordPress for non-profits community wasn't enough for you? Try the WordPress for Non-profits Facebook group. Expect to see some familiar faces.

Let's discuss

We've had some interesting questions on the forum this month that you might have missed. Javier asked what experiences have non-profits had with WordPress.com? Bethany asked about using a documentation plugin to write a handbook. Kim asked about options for managing content in multiple languages. Let us know what you think, or feel free to ask your own questions.


22 - 23 October is Website Weekend LA. They're gathering developers, designers, content strategists, UX professionals, and project manageers to build websites for non-profits.

12 November is WordPress Translation Day, a full day dedicated to bringing WordPress to more people around the world, with 24 hours of live training sessions.

It's not until June 2017 in Paris, but WordCamp Europe is already looking for English or French speaking volunteers. For those on the wrong side of the Atlantic, it'd be worth the flight.

WAPUU of the month

Wapuu is the WordPress mascot. Meet Polyglot Wapuu, in honour of WordPress Translation Day.


That's all for this month's Shiny Updates. I'm off to troll the Drupal forums.

Jason King
WordPress Web Developer

Twitter: @jasoncsking

2.  RE: SHINY UPDATES is our mid-monthly non-profit WordPress news update

Posted Oct 17, 2016 11:31

Jason, thanks so much for the shout! Also, hot off the presses today, an interview with our own Mark Root-Wiley.

Andy Stitt
Founder and WordPress Consultant
Deliberate Media Solutions
Host of the WordPress for Nonprofits podcast