WordPress 4.4 was released earlier this month, and I have been gathering some information on notable changes in this release. Overall several nice additions, but they seem mostly developer-oriented this time around.
WordPress theme developers have long used different means to require plugins to accompany a theme, since WordPress itself doesn’t provide the means to do so. Fortunately a library fills this gap and does so in a way that is easy to implement and maintains a familiar user experience. That library is TGM.
Migrating WordPress database can be tricky, especially so for multisite installs. This post shows how to port a network site to a single site, and how to post a network site from one multisite install to another, using WP Migrate DB Pro and a text editor.
Setting up WordPress can be simple. Or tricky. Same for setting up WordPress on Windows. This presentation was created for a local WordPress user group, and attempts to provide a guide to the process. Coverage includes installation and configuration of supporting software as well as WordPress itself, content synchronization, and plugin recommendations. Useful code snippets included.
It’s sometimes a challenge to find quality content online about WordPress at a suitable skill level. Multiple sites have attempted to be a hub for news and other content about WordPress – some are still around, and others are not. The people of ManageWP have made public their new efforts on this front.
On most sites, a means of contacting the site’s webmaster or owner is essential. Sites built on WordPress have a number of options for managing contact forms; a popular choice is Contact Form 7, which will be the focus of a walkthrough here.