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WordPress 4.6 to Standardize Metadata Registration

WordPress 4.6 will introduce some exciting updates that give plugin and theme authors a standardized way of registering metadata. This refers to the additional data that is attached to WordPress’ main content types (posts, users, and comments), which users often interact with via custom fields or metaboxes when editing posts. (more…)

WooThemes.com Domain Redirected as WooCommerce Takes Front Seat

When Adii Pienaar, Magnus Jepson, and Mark Forrester created WooThemes in 2008, they never envisioned a future where the lion’s share of the company’s revenue would be derived from e-commerce. After establishing WooThemes as a major player in the WordPress themes marketplace, the company’s founders launched WooCommerce with the goal (more…)

New WordPress Plugin Directory Now in Open Beta

For the past few months, members of the WordPress Meta team have been hard at work redesigning the WordPress Plugin Directory. That’s why I was surprised to hear a rumor that the project was shut down. I reached out to Konstantin Obenland, WordPress core contributor, who confirmed a number of (more…)