I'm pleased to announce the launch of a new website I've been working on this week, Kooc Market is marketplace for stock items such as photos, fonts, graphics and templates similar to sites like CreativeMarket and the Envato Marketplaces with the exception that everything is free to download!
Every item currently listed has been hand-picked by myself and I'm trying to keep the quality high rather than bulk it out with quantity so the site can eventually become a great source of downloads and help us all out with our projects. Each item will have it's relevant license listed in the sidebar info with a link to it so you can see exactly what you are allowed to use the file for and any restrictions etc.
The site is running the Checkout theme from Array and uses EDD to handle the downloads, to get a file you click the download button and enter your email and the you can then download the file, you can signup for an account if you wish to keep a record of which files you have downloaded. My next plan for the site is to build a vendor page so people can signup and submit their files to the site - if anyone would like to have their items listed before I release this feature, give me a shout and I'll be happy to add them.
There are 100 free items listed so far and I plan to add a lot more over the coming weeks and see if I can build this new site into a useful resource. Check out the site and please help spread the word with a tweet if you can - Thanks!
Here's this week's WordPress news ...
WordPress News and Articles
- Complete coverage should not be a requirement for core inclusion of WordPress REST API endpoints - Interesting discussion on PostStatus about the RESt API
- The Best WordPress Maintenance Services On The Web - WPExplorer lists WP support services.
- Automattic Launches Components with 5 New Starter Themes Based on Underscores - You can now download different types of starter themes for specific uses such as Magazine, Blog, Business sites etc.
- WordPress Theme Review Team Recommends Authors Start Keeping a Change Log - This is a good move to help people when updating their themes or creating child themes.
- Starter Themes, are they really a good place to start? - Should you use a starter theme ?
- Are WordPress Themes Killing Web Design? - Should you use premium themes or build from scratch ?
Tutorials and How-Tos
- Publishing a Plugin to the WordPress Plugin Directory - Sitepoint guide to publishing your first WP plugin.
- Checklist for Delivering a WordPress Project - Final things to do before handing over to the client.
Resources & Freebies
- February Big Bundle at Creative Market - Get $1,174 worth of design resources at a 96% off.
- ProfilePress: A Free User Registration, Form Builder and Profile Plugin for WordPress - I look at a plugin for adding front-end user logins and profiles.
- The WPLift Roundup of the Best Free WordPress Themes February 2016 - All the best free themes for Feb.