Weekly WordPress News: HostGator Scam, Native Logo Support & More.
If you are currently hosting with HostGator, I suggest you read this article – “How HostGator Attempted To Extort >$200 Out of Me for SiteLock” what a truly horrible practice for a company to carry out against it’s customers. It would make my blood boil if this happened to me and they deserve to lose customers because of this.
Good news for theme developers – WordPress is going to be adding support for theme logos into the Customizer from version 4.5.
Here’s the news, have a great weekend everyone!
WordPress News and Articles
- Be a little selfish – Pippin reflects on bringing EDD back to his core vision for the product.
- WordPress 4.5 to Introduce Native Support for a Theme Logo – A much needed feature for the Customizer.
- Automattic Adds AMP Support to WordPress.com, Releases Plugin for Self-Hosted Sites – AMP is a way to improve the experience for mobile visitors.
- Pricing Table Design Inspiration: Best Designed Pricing Tables for 2016 – Guest post looks at some successful pricing grids.
- How HostGator Attempted To Extort >$200 Out of Me for SiteLock – Horrible practice by HostGator, suggest you avoid them like the plague.
- The new Recurring Payments extension – EDD rolls out an improved extension for accepting recurring payments.
- Launching a freemium WordPress plugin – Lessons learned from 3 months of Forge ( a Page Builder Plugin )
Tutorials and How-Tos
- Using Grunt to Speed Up WordPress Development – Build tool to speed up theme dev.
- Creating a WordPress Theme using the REST API and Vue.js – Build a simple skeleton theme with JS.
- How To Move WordPress From Localhost To Live Server – Moving from your local machine to a server.
- Making an Original Corporate Theme in WordPress: Designing Other Page Types – Series taking you through the process of creating a business theme.
- How to Work With WordPress Metadata – Introduction to working with metadata in WP.
- Building Quality Into WordPress Projects: A Practical Example – Example of writing better code which is extensible.
Resources & Freebies
- Alpha – WordPress Portfolio Theme for Creatives With Unique Slider & Ajax Loading – Review of a great looking creative theme.
- The Best Free Gallery Plugins for WordPress 2016 – Check if you need a free gallery plugin for your site.
- 55+ Best WordPress Review Themes 2016 – Themes for creating a review website.
- 55+ Best WordPress Travel Themes 2016 – Themes for Tourism, Travel Blogs & Holiday Guides.
- 50+ Best Responsive Free WordPress Magazine Themes 2016 – Free themes for magazine style websites.
- 60+ Best WordPress Event, Conference & Exhibition Themes 2016 – Themes for conferences.