Help Test the New WordPress Importer Plugin in Development

The official WordPress Importer plugin is in shambles and has frustrated users with inconsistent performance for years. The plugin has more than a million active installations and is critical for migrations, unless you are familiar with using more advanced tools. With years of unresolved support threads identifying the plugin’s many (more…)

Font Awesome 4.6.0 Adds New Accessibility Icons Category

Font Awesome creator Dave Gandy announced the release of version 4.6.0 this week. The open source vector icon collection is used on approximately 60 million websites, including high profile sites like,, and Additionally, more than 300 plugins on and dozens of themes use Font Awesome in (more…)

Let's Encrypt Is Now Out of Beta

Let’s Encrypt announced that the project is exiting beta this week. The initiative, which aims to encrypt 100% of the web by making trusted certificates available to everyone at no cost, launched its beta seven months ago. Since our beta began in September 2015 we’ve issued more than 1.7 million (more…)

A Day of REST is Coming to Boston on October 28, 2016

The “A Day of REST” conference, an event devoted to the WordPress REST API, is expanding to the US. The first edition, held in London in January, was a success, with the majority of participants indicating they would attend again. Last month, Human Made announced that the organization team is (more…)

JSON API Now Available for WordPress Wapuu Archive

Yesterday, prolific WordPress plugin developer Takayuki Miyauchi launched a JSON API for the Wapuu archive via GitHub Pages. The new API allows developers to easily build applications that fetch the wapuus with their images and details: Miyauchi said he is looking forward to seeing applications, well-designed galleries, and games that (more…)

News Publisher Featured Image

Back in March, I explained how to connect WordPress powers sites to Apple News. After three weeks of being in the system, here is what I experienced. Stuck in Limbo After configuring the plugin and successfully getting WP Tavern approved on Apple News, I thought that articles published on the (more…)