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News & Articles
PHP Coding Standards Changes (make.wordpress.org) While reading these changes, it’s important to keep in mind that they only apply to WordPress Core: you can (and should) choose practices that best suits your development style for your own plugins and themes. The coding standards are intentionally opinionated, and will always lean towards readability and accessibility over being able to use every possible language feature.
Preserving the Wilderness (poststatus.com) The web is a sacred wilderness, and it deserves preservation. What role can open source communities play? And how does it contrast with the monopolistic tendencies of the “tech giants?”
Translate Visual Composer Sites Using TranslatePress (translatepress.com) Visual Composer is one of the most popular page builders for WordPress. In this tutorial we’ll dive into how to translate Visual Composer sites using TranslatePress. The two plugins are fully compatible, so you can use TranslatePress to translate any type of element or template available in Visual Composer, directly from the front-end. All using an intuitive visual translation interface.
10 Micro Optimisations for a Faster WordPress Website (www.jemjabella.co.uk) Most of us have heard of the generic advice – use smaller images and don’t forget to compress them, avoid too many plugins, pick a faster host, leverage browser caching. But if we’ve done all that and want to improve further, what next? How do we further optimise our WordPress websites to boost our speed, improve our responsivity and encourage Google to rank us higher?