Weekly WordPress News: WordPress 4.6, Saas & WordPress, Speech Recognition & More
WordPress 4.6 has a couple of tweaks for us in store, in category and tag workflow and in backend font usage. WordPress is going to get away from the Google fonts and will start using system fonts instead.
Furthermore, I found an interesting article on Saas and WordPress by Matt Cromwell. A quite interesting topic on the future of plugin development with the business models discussed and the limitation that is there with WordPress data collection.
Let’s get on with this week’s pick of the news…
WordPress News and Articles
- WordPress 4.6 Improves the Accessibility of the Tag and Category Management Pages – The flow of the Category and Tag management pages have been changed so that the visual order of elements match the tab order
- WordPress 4.6 will drop open sans in the admin – After having used Open Sans for 3 years, WordPress will be using system fonts instead.
- SaaS and WordPress: A Conversation with Chris Lema – An interesting read on SaaS and WordPress: improving customer experience of a plugin vs the GPL
- WordPress Accessibility Team Seeks Testers Using Speech Recognition Technology – the WordPress Accessibility team is improving the experience of WordPress with speech recognition software
- Top 3 outdated Plugins in 8,000+ hacked WordPress websites
Tutorials and How-Tos
- WordPress Hooks: A Beginner’s Guide – If CSS and HTML can’t help you anymore…it’s time to dive in.
- Does your WordPress website need SSL? – Josh Pollock’s view on SSL for your WordPress website
- How to Scan Your WordPress Site and Patch Security Vulnerabilities – there are 7,5 Million attacks on WordPress every hour…let’s take a look at our vulnerabilities.
- Robots.txt – the ultimate Guide by Yoast – even if you are not a hardcore SEO specialist, you want to know about this very important file in your WordPress root folder.
- 9 Quick Tips When Choosing a WordPress Theme – the choice can be overwhelming when it comes down to themes. I’ve been there myself, founding myself hours and hours behind my laptop at night comparing themes…
Resources & Freebies
- Forge Review – The Best Free Drag and Drop Page Builder? – A new kid on the block in the Drag and Drop Page Builder
- Mega Theme and Template Bundle from NRGThemes – a great deal with 7 WordPress templates, 19PSD template, 1,000 icons, etc.
- Make Your Comments Section Awesome With These 16 Plugins – we have taken a look at 16 plugins you can install to evolve your comment section
- 50 Free Creative Commons Images for Business Websites
- Themify Club deal – Get access to over 50 WordPress themes from Themify
- 10 Best Free Minimalistic Templates – elegant and simple designs for you to have.