I’m going to start the season for The #WordPressWednesday Podcast next week. I have new equipment, and haven’t gotten to try it out yet. I hope with the new equipment, that my podcasts sound better to you all. Perhaps I’ll even try to include video too! 🙂
I’m excited for WordPress this year. Of course, after WordCamp US, back in December 2015, there’s a lot to process, and a lot to talk about.
Since this is the first #WordPressWednesday recap of the year, I’d like to let new readers know that this series is dedicated to featuring some of the news around the WordPress community. Sure, I cover some things from time to time, but for me, it’s important to grow as a blogger and WordPress user by seeking out other resources. I encourage you to do the same. Let’s learn and grow together. 🙂
#WordPressWednesday 2016 Volume 1
WPBeginner team shares 9 Best WordPress Translation Plugins for Your Website. Have you tried any of them out?
Oliver Dale poured over the free themes directory at WordPress.org, and curated a list of what he believes is the best of 2015, theme-wise. – 2015 in Review: 80 of The Best Free WordPress Theme Releases by Category
Themify team shows us how to setup Google Analytics on a WordPress site. – Set-up Guide for Google Analytics for Small Businesses on WordPress
Josh Pollock teaches us How To Use Asynchronous PHP In WordPress
Tom Ewer discusses how you can track file downloads in WordPress using Google Analytics. – Tracking File Downloads with Google Analytics and WordPress
WordPress Community News
Aaron Jorbin announced that there’s a security and maintenance release for WordPress. Before you update your website, don’t forget to back it up. – WordPress 4.4.1 Security and Maintenance Release
Jeff Chandler shares some interesting information about how many core committers aren’t employed by Automattic. – 63% of WordPress Core Committers Are Not Employed by Automattic
Fred Meyer releasese the results of their hosting survey for 2015. – WordPress Hosting Review 2016: The Results
Kevin D. Hendricks gives some resolutions that WordPress freelancers may want to have on their list. – 25 Resolutions for WordPress Freelancers: Let’s Level Up
Vasken Hauri talks about The future of WordPress performance: CDNs, HTTP/2, and more. This is a great read if you’re interested in your website’s performance, and what the future has in store for it.
Michelle Schulp has put together a glossary of terms to help clients through the process of understanding what’s going on during their project. – The Good Client Guide: WordPress Development Glossary
Of course, there’s a lot more news, because it’s the new year, but I’m not here to overload your brain. Enjoy, and I’ll have another volume ready next Wednesday!
What article did you like the best? Learn anything new? If so, please do share in the comments below. 🙂