This post on whether WordPress needs a centralized notification centre caught my eye, seems like some developers have been abusing the current system by using it to announce new features etc. I think its a great idea, constant notifications and advertising can be a real pain which intrudes on your admin experience. WPBeginner also shared their thoughts on it here.
Another post I noticed was "Should User Data From WordPress.org Belong To The Community?" While I agree that the user data should belong to the community in the spirit of WordPress, opening it up to anyone could prove to be a huge mistake and open to abuse.
Let’s get on with this week’s pick of the news…
WordPress News and Articles
- Should User Data From WordPress.org Belong To The Community? - Should user data be shared with the community.
- In-depth analysis of comment spam - A look at spammers.
- It’s A Fact: Freemium WordPress Plugins Outlive Free Ones - Most well supported plugins these days need a paid component to survive.
- The Quest For a Centralized WordPress Notifications Center - Does WordPress need to handle notifications better? Are they being abused?
- The Despair of Licensed Updates - Better license updates.
- Warning: Learn WordPress plugins before using them - Before using on a project, make sure you know what the plugin is capable of.
- Finding New Clients Doesn’t Need to Be So Difficult - Tips for finding client work.
- Could the WordPress Plug-In Business Be More Profitable Than Themes? - Is the plugin market bigger than themes?
Tutorials and How-Tos
- How to Use Google Events Tracking / Goals to Track Your Optin Subscribers - How to setup Google Events Tracking to monitor optin signups.
- Don’t You Forget About Me: Underutilized WordPress Features - Do you use these features?
- How to Start Translating WordPress in Ten Minutes - Guide to WP translation.
- Tips for inheriting an out-of-date WordPress website - Process for bringing a site up to date.
- How to Code Multiple Loops While Only Querying the Database Once - Tutorial for coding multiple loops.
Resources & Freebies
- Amazon Affiliate Plugin for WordPress Review – Earn Affiliate Income with AAWP Plugin Review
- H-Code Theme Review: A Huge Multi-Purpose Theme with 58 Homepages & 197 Templates - Large theme review.
- 70+ Best Architect WordPress Themes 2016 - All the best themes for architects.
- 30+ Best Coming Soon WordPress Themes 2016 - Create a coming soon page with countdown timers and email optins.
- 40+ Best WordPress Gaming Themes 2016 – Themes for Video Games & Gamers
- Best WordPress Themes for EDD Easy Digital Downloads 2016 - Themes for working with EDD.