Take Granular Control of WordPress’ Update System with Easy Updates Manager

When WordPress 3.7 “Basie” was released in 2013, it brought automatic updates to the masses. By default, WordPress automatically updates to point releases. Using additional constants within wp-config.php, you can configure WordPress to automatically update themes, plugins, and major releases. If you want granular control over the WordPress update system without touching code, check out Easy Updates Manager. Easy Updates …

WordPress Multisite Masterclass: Managing your Network

If you’re used to managing a standalone WordPress site, you’ll find that there are a few differences when it comes to managing a network. And you’ll also need to manage any sites you personally own on your network, too – the base site, for example. Welcome to the final tutorial in our six-part WordPress Multisite Masterclass. In this series so far, you’ve learned how to …

New Plugin Uses BuddyPress Email API to Send bbPress Forum Emails

BuddyPress 2.5, released in March, introduced customizable emails via a new BP Email API. This new feature allows community managers to easily edit BuddyPress-generated emails in the admin and make design changes in the customizer. It didn’t take long for developers to think of bringing this same customizability to bbPress emails. Brandon Allen has just released BP Emails for BBP, …

Daniel Bachhuber Discusses WP-CLI, the WP REST API, and the Challenges of Contributing to Open Source on Roots Radio Podcast

Daniel Bachhuber, maintainer of the WP-CLI project and a contributing developer to the WP REST API, joined Chris Carr and Austin Pray on a recent episode of the Roots Radio podcast. Bachhuber discussed his recent experience crowdfunding his work on “A More RESTful WP-CLI” as well as the challenges he’s encountered as a contributor to various open source projects over …

A Thoughtful Guide to Picking the Perfect Themes and Plugins for Your WordPress Site

First impressions are everything. And when it comes to your online “home” making a great first impression can make all the difference between your website being a total success or a complete failure. It’s only natural that choosing the right theme and the plugins to go with it, are crucial parts of establishing your brand. But choosing the right theme can …

The WordPress.org Recommended Hosting Page is Revamped, Features Flywheel for the First Time

DreamHost, Flywheel, and SiteGround have joined Bluehost on WordPress.org’s new recommended hosting page. In mid 2015, Matt Mullenweg, co-founder of the open source WordPress project, announced the page would be revamped. To have a chance at being listed webhosting companies needed to fill out a 40-question survey. 2016 Recommended Hosts Page This is Flywheel’s first time on the page. Flywheel, …