WordCamp London happened last weekend at the London Metropolitan University, I couldn't make this as we are due a baby (very!) soon so it was good to see a roundup of the event on WPTavern, looked like a great WordCamp.
I wrote a post this week about WordPress products which were forked from others, the post did well but I had a hard time researching it, check it out and please add to the comments if you have any other examples.
Brian wrote a good article on PostStatus about the new HappyTables - its a very impressive product built on top of WordPress, something we are going to be seeing more of soon.
Have a good weekend everyone, on with the news ...
WordPress News and Articles
- Forked: A Tale of WordPress Products which Grew from Others - A collection of forked WordPress products and the history behind them.
- Happytables 3 is taking on Squarespace and Wix - Brian posts about the new HappyTables - it looks great.
- Confessions of a WordPress Developer - Cool personal post from Tom.
- WordCamp London 2015 Highlights the Energy in the UK WordPress Scene - About the recent WordCamp London.
- WordPress 4.2 Radically Improves The Plugin Install and Update Process - Highlighting the new plugin activattion and update process.
- WordPress SEO 2.0: focus on what matters - Yoast released version 2 of WordPress SEO with support for knowledge graph.
- We didn’t know that WooCommerce would flip our whole business on its head - Interview with Magnus Jepson from Woo.
- The importance of having a staging site for your e-commerce business - Advice from EDD about creating a staging site.
- Top 100 WordPress People to Follow on Twitter - Another roundup to build out your Twitter account.
Tutorials and How-Tos
- How to Start a Food Blog – Beginners Guide - How to setup a blog for food bloggers.
- Prefix all the things - Remember to prefix everything in your theme code to prevent conflicts.
- Getting Started With Advanced Custom Fields - ACF is a great and powerful plugin for creating custom websites within WordPress.
- Simple User Reviews With Gravity Forms and a Custom Post Type - Simple tutorial to collect review using Gravity Forms.
- Getting Started in WordPress Theme Development - Tips for starting theme development.
Resources & Freebies
- Improve Your Website Conversion Rates with Heat Maps: Free PTEngine Plugin - Joe looked at a free plugin and service for viewing heat maps on your WordPress site.
- How To: Increase Your Mailing List with Premium Opt-in WordPress Plugins - Updated roundup of the best opt in plugins for WordPress.
- How To: Check over 2500 Free WordPress Themes for Speed using WPSpeedster - I looked at a website and plugin which shows you the speeds of themes in the WordPress directory.