AWP News

August 11, 2016

WordPress 4.6

Release Date: August 16, 2016

Highlights:

  • Shiny Updates: WordPress 4.6 will introduce “shiny” updates. Users will now be able to update and install plugins and themes without being redirected to the progress screen.
  • Goodbye Google Fonts: Native System Fonts in WordPress Admin Area

  • WYSIWYG improvements:

    • Users can restore WordPress posts from browser backups and autosave even when they have revisions disabled.

    • Adding a broken URL will be highlighted.

New functions and classes:

  • register_meta() - function for the registration of meta keys

  • WP_Post_Type class which changes $wp_post_types to an array of WP_Post_Type objects.

  • WP_User_Query, WP_Comment_Query, and WP_Term_Query classes in WordPress 4.6 will provide a better structure for generating, similar to WP_Query

WordPress.org Plugin Directory Updates:

Highlights:

  • Emphasis on improved plugin search

  • Better developer access to managing their plugins

  • Design is largely being driven by community feedback, and they're listening!

HeadWay Theme

Recent Troubles

Highlights:

  • Disgruntled customers
    • No support for months
  • Declining Sales
    • Alleged financial troubles
  • Fired employees
  • Unknown future
  • What about Pressmatic?

WordCamp Season

Attend, Speak, or Sponsor One! 

Upcoming Schedule

WC Los Angeles Sept 10-11
WC Pittsburg Sept 17
WC Raleigh Sept 24-25
WC Pheonix Oct 1-3
WC Orlando October 8-9, 2016
WC Las Vegas October 8-9, 2016
WC Cincinnati October 15-16, 2016
Website Weekend October 22-23, 2016
WCUS Dec 2-4, 2016

Thanks!

AWP News August 2016

By Devin Walker

AWP News August 2016

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