Weekly WordPress News: No More Child Themes? + Theme Repository Drama
There’s been some drama with the official WordPress theme repository after GoDaddy managed to get their theme approved surprisingly fast.
There’s also a chance child themes will go away as WordPress mulls adding custom CSS to the Customizer. I sure hope so!
Let’s get to all of this week’s news…
WORDPRESS NEWS AND ARTICLES
- GoDaddy Gets WordPress Theme Approved On WordPress.org In Same Day – some people are questioning how GoDaddy managed to get their theme approved so quickly.
- Kinsta Kingpin: Interview With Kim Doyal – an interview with Kim Doyal, aka The WordPress Chick.
- Tom McFarlin AMA – check out the Tom McFarlin ama (ask me anything) at ManageWP.org
- The Days of Creating Child Themes for Simple CSS Changes May Soon Be Over – this would definitely be a big improvement!
- Growing a WordPress business by working 4 days/week (Fridays OFF) – can you grow a WordPress business by working four days per week? Apparently, yes!
- Creating an online course with Carrie Dils – great Matt Report episode for people interested in launching an online course.
TUTORIALS AND HOW-TOS
- Extend the WordPress Media Library With These Plugins – how to add some much-needed functionality to the WordPress Media Library.
- How To Make A Multilingual WordPress Site – helpful if you need to make your site multilingual.
- WordPress Theme and Plugin conflicts – a guide to troubleshooting WordPress theme and plugin conflicts.
- How to Backup a WordPress Site: A Step-By-Step Guide – you always need a backup. Don’t lose your site.
- Making Your WordPress Website Fly: A Performance Optimization Tutorial – this topic has certainly been covered a lot, but that doesn’t mean it’s not important!
- How to Use apply_filters() and do_action() to Create Extensible WordPress Plugins – for the devs.
RESOURCES & FREEBIES
- 25 Best WordPress Themes for Sports Clubs – our list of the 25 best themes for sports teams.
- WordPress Security Scanner – WPLoop just released a free security scanner which can help scan for potential vulnerabilities in your WordPress site.
- SumoMe Plugin: Everything You Need to Know – everything you need to know about the feature-packed SumoMe plugin.
- The Best Cookie Consent Plugins to Stay Legal – if you’re in the EU, you’ll definitely want to check out our list of the best cookie consent plugins.
- 30% Off ThemeIsle Treasure Chest Plan – some nice savings if you’ve been thinking of buying it.
- WordPress Management Tools Compared – a good comparison of WordPress management tools at CodeInWP