WPWeekly Episode 264 – REST API, Disqus, and Happy Birthday Discourse

In this episode, Marcus Couch and I discuss the news of the week. We introduce a new segment of the show called “What’s on WordPress.tv?” where we highlight three videos to check out. We also share details of upcoming WordCamps in the month of March.

Stories Discussed:

A Case for REST API
BuddyPress 2.8 Boosts Minimum PHP Requirement, Adds Twenty Seventeen Companion Stylesheet
Disqus Hits Sites with Unwanted Advertising, Plans to Charge Large Publishers a Monthly Fee to Remove Ads
How to Check if Installed Plugins Are No Longer in the Plugin Directory
Happy Fourth Birthday Discourse

What’s On WordPress.TV?

WordCamp Manila 2016

Andrew dela Serna: How We Work in Automattic

Learn what it’s like to work at Automattic, the tools they use, our culture, the people, how to apply and what’s next for the company.

WordCamp Waukesha 2017

Ryan Erwin: Digital Marketing, Strategy and SEO

Ryan Erwin discussed digital marketing strategy for business as it relates to on and off page SEO, content marketing, and conversion optimization. He reviews how to plan, implement, and analyze your strategic initiatives.

WordPress Community Interview Series

WordPress Community Interview With Isabelle Garcia

Isabelle Garcia is a front-end web developer and social media geek. She is a “Digital Nomad” and travels the world working remotely. She has no fixed base, no office. Isabel likes to frequent local libraries, not to borrow books but to take advantage of the quiet atmosphere.

While other digital nomads meet at coffee shops or co-working spaces, she likes to spend entire days and even weekends in the common areas and desks of public libraries.

Plugins Picked By Marcus:

Really Simple Click To Call Bar adds a customizable click-to-call bar to the bottom of the browser window on mobile devices. It enables users to easily call you from their phone and automatically adds events if you’re using Google Analytics Universal. Perfect for small businesses like restaurants, retail stores, or any lead generation that relies on phone calls.

Responsive tables lets you create and display tables easily on your website with shortcodes. HTML tables can be used to display pricing, comparisons, DBMS tables and much more.

WP Demo Buddy instantly creates a dedicated expiring Demo/Trial instance of WordPress with any WordPress Plugin and Theme to each of your website visitors. Your website visitors can test drive your plugins securely before they buy or test drive the plugins you review/sell on your website.

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One response to “WPWeekly Episode 264 – REST API, Disqus, and Happy Birthday Discourse”

  1. Hi there, this is Tony from Disqus. Noticed this wasn’t mentioned during the podcast. For small, non-commercial sites, advertising will be optional and continue to remain free. That applies to the vast majority of sites, or roughly 95% of our network. Here’s the blog post with more details https://blog.disqus.com/advertising-will-remain-optional-for-over-95-of-sites-on-disqus We hope to make self-serve payment options available in the next few weeks.

    One last note: Livefyre’s WordPress plugin is no longer supported as of October. Here’s their original announcement on the changes https://livefyre.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/215571503-Details-and-important-dates


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