This week, the plugin review team put out a post titled "Please do not submit frameworks", in which they clarified that the official directory should not be used to host frameworks:
Having a framework as a plugin is a poor experience for the user. Not the developer. The user. The user understands “I have an add-on for WooCommerce, I probably need Woo.” They do not always understand “I have plugin Slider Joe. Why do I need Advanced Custom Fields?” In addition, by having a library as a plugin, the onus of version compatibility is now on the person least likely to understand it: the user.
This is despite a number of frameworks such as Redux (200k installs), already residing there.
Also noticed today, is a very moving video posted by Pressnomics where Joshua Strebel of Pagely travelled to interview Alex King on video, as it turned out, 10 days before his passing from cancer. I recommend you take a look at the video, posted here on the Pressnomics blog.
WordPress News and Articles
- Alex King Video Interview - Joshua Strebel Interviews Alex King 10 Days Before His Death.
- BuddyPress 2.5.0 Released - Features Customizable Emails and Support for Emoji.
- The WordPress Plugin Directory Update - Will No Longer Accept Frameworks.
- Stripe Payment Gateway for WooCommerce Is Now Available for Free - Good news for WooShop owners.
- Sharing GPL Code and Its Ethics - Respecting your clients when it comes to GPL code created for them.
- Who is the WordPress REST API really serving? - Thoughts in the REST API.
- This is hard: Raising your prices - Chris Lema on raising your price.
Tutorials and How-Tos
- How to Add Google Fonts to Your WordPress Site - Spice up your site with the Google fonts library.
- Introduction to the WordPress REST API - More info on this exciting feature.
- Making an Original Corporate Theme in WordPress - Designing Other Page Types.
- How to Work With WordPress Post Metadata - Metadata tutorial.
- Harness the Power of WP-CLI to Manage Your WordPress Sites - Managing sites from the command line.
- The importance of product reviews and how to get them - Gaining product reviews for your eCommerce site.
Resources & Freebies
- GoodLife Magazine Theme Review - Create Premium News & Magazine Websites with WordPress.
- Envira Gallery Review - A Powerful Free WordPress Gallery Plugin.
- Free Grid WordPress Themes 2016 - for Portfolio, Photography or Pinterest Style Websites.
- Double Take: MachoThemes’ Free WordPress Themes Pixova and Regina - 2 nice free themes reviewed at WPKube.
- Make Your WordPress Site Multilingual: 9 Awesome Translation Plugins - How to support multiple languages in WordPress.
- WordPress AMP Plugins: Accelerated Mobile Pages - Collection of plugins for AMP and WordPress.
- Product Hunt Collections for WordPress - List of WordPress tools on ProductHunt.