What’s New In WordPress: 2/10/2016

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Have a news tip or an upcoming event you’d like to see in our weekly ‘What’s New In WordPress’ roundup? Write us at editor@torquemag.io. WordPress.org Has Fewer Than 20 Plugins Using The WP REST API In Core: Only about 20 plugins are using the REST API. What does it mean for the API? Deep JavaScript: WordPress REST API And JavaScript Promises: An easy guide JavaScript Promises and how you can use it. Publishing A Plugin … Check out the source»

WP REST API Version 2.0 Beta 12 Released Despite Project’s Uncertain Future

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With the readiness of the WP REST API still in question, developer Daniel Bachhuber yesterday announced the release of REST API Version 2.0 Beta 12, called Canyonero. You can download it from the plugin repository or GitHub. The most notable changes include removing meta endpoints from the primary plugin. “If your project depends on post meta endpoints, please install WP REST API Meta Endpoints,” Bachhuber wrote in the post. Other changes include returning original resource when deleting PTCU, moving to consistent … Check out the source»

Complete coverage should not be a requirement for core inclusion of WordPress REST API endpoints

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Complete coverage should not be a requirement for core inclusion of WordPress REST API endpoints → Last week was the occasion of a serious Slack dispute over the timeline and process for including the Rest API into WordPress core. This summary and editorial on the subject by Brian Krogsgard is characteristically rigorous, thorough, and thoughtful. Strongly recommended reading if you want to understand the major debate shaping the technical future of WordPress.

Smashing Mystery Ridle Resolved: New York Pizza, Jules Verne And 28 Hong Kong Street

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   Guess what: those tricky mystery riddles are never easy to design. The idea has to be evaluated and brought into life, just to be crashed by painful user tests and then adjusted over and over again until it’s easy enough to solve — but difficult enough to not solve fast. When we started out with riddles, we wanted to have an entertaining yet challenging game that wouldn’t be easy to crack, and would keep … Check out the source»

What Kids Tracks Mean For WordCamps

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Though WordCamps have always been family-friendly, some have been taking things a step further and creating activities just for kids. This is a great option for parents who want to bring their kids along, but it’s even more beneficial for the children themselves. Introducing children to WordPress early is a great way to open their eyes to technology and coding. David Laietta, WordCamp Orlando organizer, sees kids’ activities just another way to make WordCamps even more … Check out the source»

36 Reasons Why Having a “Free Website” is a Bad Idea

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The thought of getting free website is tempting. The internet is full of companies offering free website hosting even for self-hosted WordPress. You’re probably wondering what’s the catch? Why isn’t everyone else using a free WordPress website? In this article, we will share 36 reasons why having a free website is a bad idea and something that you should AVOID at all costs. What Do We Mean by Free Website? Most beginners who want to … Check out the source»

Learn How to Test WordPress Core Patches with VVV on Mac OS

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Testing patches is one way that both developers and non-developers can contribute to WordPress without writing any code. It’s a valuable service that keeps things moving along in tickets and helps patches make their way into core. The most challenging part of testing patches is getting your testing environment set up properly. The WordPress core handbook has instructions for using Grunt to test patches, but they’re not easy to follow if you happen to be … Check out the source»

Building A First-Class App That Leverages Your Website: A Case Study

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   Mark Zuckerberg once said, “The biggest mistake that we made, as a company, is betting too much on HTML5 as opposed to native… because it just wasn’t there. And it’s not that HTML5 is bad. I’m actually, long term, really excited about it.” And who wouldn’t be excited by the prospect of a single code base that works across multiple platforms? Unfortunately, Facebook felt that HTML5 didn’t offer the experience it was looking to … Check out the source»

ProfilePress: A Free User Registration, Form Builder and Profile Plugin for WordPress

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ProfilePress is a short-code based Form building plugin which will allow you to create user registration, login and profile pages which will enable you to build a community around your WordPress site. It works with the existing WordPress user system and is compatible with any theme, the plugin includes 5 different style of forms so The post ProfilePress: A Free User Registration, Form Builder and Profile Plugin for WordPress appeared first on WPLift.

Automattic Launches Components with 5 New Starter Themes Based on Underscores

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Automattic’s team of theme developers announced the release of Components today along with a suite of themes that extend the popular Underscores starter theme for specific use cases. These include a classic blog, modern blog, portfolio, magazine, and business theme. The new Components website lets theme authors download a theme that includes reusable components tailored to each theme type. Each theme includes general layout structures and templates to support the specific type of theme. For … Check out the source»